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Stadiums to host World Cup matches in Qatar 2022

 Eight country stadiums will host the World Cup fixtures scheduled between 20 November and 18 December, seven of which were built specifically for the quadrennial event, as well as the renovated Khalifa International Stadium.

Qatar hosts 2022 World Cup football games on eight stadiums, seven of which were built specifically for the event once every four years, along with the renovated Khalifa International Stadium, the largest of which is Lucille Stadium, which will officially open Friday with a friendly match between the Saudi Crescent and the Egyptian Zalek.

A look at the eight stadiums that host the 64 games in the First World Cup in the Middle East, between November 20 and December 18.

Stadiums to host World Cup matches in Qatar 2022

Lucille Stadium:

The design of Lucille Stadium was inspired by the overlap of light and shade that characterizes the traditional Arabian Fanar or lantern. Its structure and facade also reflect the very precise inscriptions on food bowls, utensils and other artefacts found throughout the Arab and Islamic world during the advancement of civilization in the region.

In its design and construction, a range of sustainability practices, including a sophisticated ceiling that helps to protect against hot winds and dust, have been taken into account, allowing sufficient sunlight necessary for grass growth on the pitch, while providing shade to reduce reliance on the stadium's air cooling technology.

He will host 10 matches until the semifinals and the final. The 80-thousand-spectator stadium, 16 km north of Doha, will be transformed into a vital hub for residents of the modern city of Lucille after the end of the World Cup: "Schools, shops, cafeteria, sports facilities and health clinics".

Home (bit) Stadium:

The design of Al Bayt Stadium was inspired by the traditional poetry house or tent inhabited by Al Badia people in Qatar and the Gulf region throughout history who lived travelling in the Qatar desert in search of heels and water. It has a capacity of 60 thousand and is located at the entrance to Al Khor City, 43 km from the city centre.

The stadium saw a record in grassy floor brushes. The public park in the surrounding area has been receiving the public since February 2020. It is equipped with a fully folding ceiling and will host 9 matches, including Qatar's first against Ecuador and Germany-Spain's group stage summit, until the semi-finals. The top seats of the stands are designed to be dismantled after the end of the World Cup.

Khalifa International Stadium:

Dear to the people of Qatar after witnessing the history of football and athletics in the country. Renovated and added 12 thousand seats to host the World Cup. The first World Cup stadium became ready on May 19, 2017, when it hosted the Prince's Cup final with more than 40 thousand spectators.

The historic stadium, built in 1976, is located in the heart of Aspire Zone and is close to the Spitar Hospital in the Rayyan region, and will host 8 matches up to the last 16 in addition to the third place play-off.

The stadium, which is 13km from the centre of Doha, hosted events such as the 2006 Asian Games, the 2011 Asian Cup, the 2019 World Athletics Championships, the 24 Gulf Cup and the 2019 Club World Cup. Its ceiling has two arches that represent continuity and is connected through a short footpath to the Qatar Olympic and Sporting 3-2-1 Museum.

Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium:

Ahmed Ben Ali Stadium (Al Rayyan), located in one of the most traditional cities in Qatar, was announced as ready to host the Prince's Cup final on December 18, 2020 in conjunction with National Day.

The 40,000-capacity stadium, located on the outskirts of the desert, was built on the site of a stadium of the same name, 20 km west of central Doha. Its wavy external facade is decorated with symbols representing Qatari culture. The facilities around the stadium reflect the nature of Qatar, taking the form of dunes.

Al Rayyan will be home to Al Rayyan, and is scheduled to host 7 matches in the World Cup until the last 16.

Stadium 974:

Reflecting Qatar's international communication code, 974 containers for sea shipping and independent steel units are built, inspired by Qatar's maritime and commercial legacy. It was to be called Ras Abu Aboud, where it harmonizes with a port close to him.

It is the first fully disassembled stadium in the history of the World Cup, with a capacity of 40,000 fans, overlooking Doha Corniche and skyscrapers in the West Bay region and accessible via a metro station 800 metres away. It will host 7 matches up to the last 16, located close to Hamad International Airport, 10 km east of central Doha.

It is the only Mondial stadium out of eight not equipped with refrigeration technology.

Al Thumama Stadium:

Its design is inspired by the traditional cranium or hat worn by men and children throughout the Arab world. Designed by Qatari architect Ibrahim Al-Jadeed, he will host 8 matches from the group stage to the quarterfinals. It has a capacity of 40,000 and is located 13 kilometres south of Doha.

Its launch coincided with the 49th edition of the Prince's Cup final in October 2021.

South Stadium:

South Stadium was built in one of Qatar's oldest populated neighbourhoods. Located in the southern city of Wakra 23 km from the centre of Doha with a capacity of 40 thousand spectators will be reduced after the World Cup.

The late Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, inspired by the traditional sails of boats, designed it to immortalize the legacy of the ancient coastal city of Wakra, which has been known throughout history as a hunting and pearl-hunting centre.

It is equipped with innovative cooling technology and folding ceiling. He will host 7 group stage matches until the last 16. His readiness was announced on May 16, 2019 during his hosting of the Prince's Cup final and the Duhail victory over the dam, and his name was changed from Wakra to the south.

Educational City Stadium:

It draws a chapter in the history of rich Islamic architectural art. Its facade is characterized by triangles that form intertwined geometric ornaments such as diamond lines that reflect the light of the sun. It shows a change in colour whenever the angle of sunshine changes as it spins through the sky from sunrise to sunset.

Located in the heart of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development 12 km from the city centre, Qatar's readiness was announced in June 2020. The 40,000-capacity stadium after the World Cup will be transformed into the headquarters of Qatar Women's National Team. The 8 will host matches between the group stage and the quarter-finals and its post-World Cup capacity will be reduced to 20 thousand spectators.


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