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2022 FIFA World Cup

Which stadiums will be hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup?

Published at :September 21, 2022 at 8:30 PM
Modified at :December 13, 2023 at 1:01 PM
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(Courtesy : FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022)

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There are a total of eight stadiums that will host the biggest international football tournament in the world.

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is just around the corner and the whole world is waiting in anticipation for its start. Qatar will be hosting the iconic football tournament between the men’s national football teams. This will be only the second time that the World Cup is taking place in Asia, with Japan and South Korea jointly hosting the event back in 2002. 

Since that edition was a huge success, there is no doubt that the upcoming World Cup will have a lot of entertainment in store for football enthusiasts all over the globe. One of the biggest attractions of a World Cup tournament is the stadiums. Host countries spend a lot of money on building new or renovating old venues to host the mega event.

In the upcoming tournament, among the many state-of-the-art facilities are the climate control measures to manage in-stadia temperatures. There are eight stadiums that will host 64 matches between 32 teams at the tournament that starts from 20 November 2022 onwards. Here are the stadiums that will be hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup:

Lusail Iconic Stadium

The Lusail Iconic Stadium in the city of Lusail will host 10 matches at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. It has a capacity of 80,000 spectators, making it the biggest in terms of capacity among all other host stadiums. Groups C, D, G and H will have their matches here, and the final will also take place at the Lusail Iconic Stadium.

Al Bayt Stadium

Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor will host the opening match between Qatar and Ecuador. The venue has a capacity of 60,000 spectators, making it the second biggest of all the host venues in Qatar. Furthermore, it will also host matches for Groups A, B, E and F. A total of nine matches will take place here.

Al Janoub Stadium

Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah will host a totoal of seven matches at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. It has a capacity of 40,000 spectators, which is the minimum at all other venues except the Lusail Iconic Stadium and Al Bayt Stadium. 

Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium

The city of Al Rayyan has three stadiums that will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup matches. One of them is Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium which boasts a capacity of 40,000 and it will host seven matches at the tournament. 

Khalifa International Stadium

Khalifa International Stadium is a popular venue and will host eight 2022 FIFA World Cup matches in Qatar. It is the Qatar national team’s home stadium and can hold approximately 40,000 spectators as well. Teams from Groups A, B, E and F will have their matches here in the early stages. It is the only stadium that has not been built from scratch since it has been operational since 1976. 

Education City Stadium

Education City Stadium is one of the three stadiums in Al Rayyan that will host matches for the upcoming World Cup. In total, eight fixtures will take place here. With a 40,000 capacity, it is one of the seven new stadiums constructed for the upcoming tournament.

Stadium 974

Stadium 974 is situated in the beautiful city of Doha, Qatar. It will host seven matches of the 2022 FIFA World Cup and also has a capacity of 40,000 people. A brand-new venue that was made for the upcoming tournament, Stadium 974 will see teams from Groups C, D, G and H.

Al Thumama Stadium

The city of Doha in Qatar has two stadiums that will be the venues for the 2022 FIFA World Cup fixtures and one of them is Al Thumama Stadium. It has a capacity of 40,000 spectators as well. Matches from Groups A, B, E and F will take place here.

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