Education City Stadium: Opened in June as Qatar 2022's third tournament-ready stadium, Education City will play a key part in the FIFA Club World Cup 2020 after hosting a handful of matches during the 2020 AFC Champions League. The stadium has a capacity of 45,000 and is located near to the Doha Financial Center.
El Ghanian Stadium: Also known as Al Gharafa Sports Stadium, this is the largest stadium in Qatar with an ability to hold 35,000 people. It was built for the 1995 Gulf Cup. The stadium is located in Al Gharafa, about 15 minutes from Doha International Airport.
Hamad International Stadium: This is the only outdoor stadium in Qatar and is used for football matches. It can hold up to 40,000 people and is located in Lusail City, 20 minutes from Doha International Airport.
Qatar National Stadium: Known as the Pearl of the Desert, this is the most famous stadium in Qatar and has been voted as the best sports facility in the country by readers of British magazine Sports Illustrated. It can hold up to 65,000 people and is located in Doha.
Al Wakrah Stadium: This is a brand new stadium that opened its doors in October 2015. It is used for football matches and has a capacity of 25,000 people.
At a Glance: Football World Cup Stadia With two years until the World Cup 2022 final in Qatar, here's a look at all eight stadiums that will host the games. On Friday, Qatar opened the fourth of its eight World Cup venues, the Al Rayyan Stadium, which will host the Amir Cup final. The $150 million venue is part of an urban development project in the city of Al Rayyan, 15 miles (24 kilometers) west of Doha. It has a capacity of 55,000 and is the largest of four World Cup stadiums being built by Qatar Sports Investments.
The others are the Lusail City Stadium, which will hold up to 70,000 people; the Hamad International Airport Stadium, which will seat 40,000; and the Khalifa Stadium, which will have a capacity of 30,000. All four will be ready in time for the tournament. No other cities or towns are expected to host matches during the World Cup, which will be held from June 14 to July 5, 2022.
In addition to the eight World Cup stadiums, three more are under construction in Doha, the capital city of Qatar. They will not open until after the tournament. The other two are luxury hotels located near the Gulf Coast beach town of Lusail. Each hotel will have more than 4,000 rooms.
The eight existing World Cup stadiums were built between 1998 and 2006.
The 40,000-seat modular stadium is one of eight venues that will hold FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 matches (tm). It is the second project to be completed, following the rebuilding of Khalifa International Stadium, which hosted the 2017 Amir Cup final. Al Wakrah Stadium is the first stadium built from the ground up for Qatar 2022.
The FIFA World Cup 2026 (Spanish: Copa Mundial de la FIFA de 2026; French: Coupe du Monde de la FIFA de 2026) will be the 23rd FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international men's football tournament contested by the national teams of FIFA member countries. The event will be co-hosted by 16 cities across three North American continents.
With two years until the World Cup 2022 final in Qatar, here's a look at all eight stadiums that will host the games. The other seven are: Luzhniki Stadium (Moscow), Stade de France (Paris), Allianz Arena (Munich), San Siro (Milan), Estadio Azteca (Mexico City), Maracanã Stadium (Rio de Janeiro) and Khalifa International Stadium (Doha)
The Qatari government has invested more than $100 million in these stadiums. They were designed by renowned architects such as Günther Behnisch, Zaha Hadid and Thomas Heatherwick.
The World Cup will be the first sporting event held in Qatar. However, the country has been planning for this opportunity since 1997, when it first hosted the Asian Games. This is also the first time that Africa has not had any countries at the tournament.
In June 2010, the Qatari Ministry of Finance announced that they had secured $1 billion in loans from five banks to pay for the construction of the new stadiums. The only condition was that some of the venues must be ready in time for the 2014 Asian Games in South Korea.
Qatar's bid for the FIFA World Cup in 2022.
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The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 (tm) will be staged over 28 days from November 21 to December 18, 2022, as decided by the FIFA Executive Committee in March 2015. The final will be held on Qatar's National Day.
Qatar is one of the most expensive countries to host a sports event with the cost being estimated at $7 billion. However, the country has the world's second-highest per capita income so it can afford it.
The World Cup was originally scheduled to be held in Asia but South Africa was chosen instead. The Qatari government offered $100 million to help with the costs associated with the tournament. Brazil won the right to host the cup by voting for themselves during the 2010 election of the FIFA President. At that time, they also announced that their national team would play Mexico in a pre-tournament match. That game will take place on June 9th at Rio Tinto Stadium in Salt Lake City. Mexico won that vote by a vote of 10 to 2.
Since its founding in 1971, the Qatari Olympic Committee has not participated in any Olympic games. But because of the country's huge financial resources, many people believe they will participate at some point.
That is not the only international tournament Qatar is planning to host.