In the following order, the eight stadiums that will stage matches in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar from November 21 to December 18 are described by AFP Sport: credit
LUSAIL ICONIC STADIUM, LUSAIL ICONIC STADIUM (80,000 capacity)
It will be held on December 18 in Qatar’s largest stadium, where it will also host, among other things, the first semi-final and the final. The stadium, which is located in Lusail, a planned city with a population of 200,000 people 15 kilometers north of downtown Doha, is expected to be turned into a community centre after the World Cup, with the majority of its seats being taken and given somewhere.
AL KHOR, AL-BAYT ATHLETIC CENTER (60,000)
The Bedouin tent that will host the tournament’s first match as well as the second semi-final will serve as the location for both matches. The top tier is expected to be eliminated after the conclusion of the tournament. It is located on Qatar’s north-east coast, about 35 kilometers from the capital Doha, and as such is out of reach of the metro system, making it one of the more difficult sites to visit for fans.
EDUCATION CITY STADIUM, AL RAYYAN UNIVERSITY (40,000)
The stadium, which is located amid university campuses in Al Rayyan, just to the west of Doha and easily accessible by metro, will serve as the site of one of the tournament’s quarter-finals. Following the tournament, the stadium’s capacity will be decreased by half, with the seats being given to underdeveloped nations as a result.
AL RAYYAN, AHMAB BIN ALI STADIUM, AL RAYYAN, AHMAB BIN ALI (40,000)
The stadium, which serves as the home of Al Rayyan, one of Qatar’s most successful teams, was constructed on the site of an earlier venue of the same name and is located one metro stop away from the neighboring Education City. Its capacity will be cut by half after the event, since it is located at the intersection of the city and the desert.
KHALIFA INTERNATIONAL STADIUM in Doha, Qatar (45,416)
Because it was built in 1976, it is the only venue that existed prior to Qatar being granted the World Cup, despite the fact that it has been altered since then. The stadium served as the site of the 2011 Asian Cup final as well as the final of the 2019 Club World Cup between Liverpool and Flamengo in 2019.
AL THUMAMA STADIUM, DOHA, QATAR (40,000)
The stadium, which is located to the south of downtown Doha and adjacent to the city’s Hamad International Airport, is designed in the shape of a gahfiya, a traditional hat worn by men across the Middle East and North Africa. A quarter-final will be played there, and its capacity will be decreased to 20,000 after the competition.
DOHA, NATIONAL STADIUM 974 (40,000)
The pop-up stadium, which was constructed entirely of shipping containers on Doha’s waterfront, will be totally removed after the World Cup. The number 974 not only reflects the international dialing code for Qatar, but it also signifies the number of containers that were utilized in the stadium’s construction.
INTERNATIONAL AL WAKRAH AND AL JANOUB STADIUM (40,000)
The design of the stadium, which is located south of Doha in the city of Al Wakrah, was inspired by the traditional boats used for pearl diving and fishing in the region.