What are the eight venues that will host World Cup games in Qatar in 2022?
The World Cup matches planned to take place in Qatar between November 20 and December 18 will be played in eight venues, including the refurbished Khalifa International Stadium and seven others built specifically for the event.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be held in Qatar on eight stadiums, the largest of which, Lusail Stadium, will officially open on Friday with a friendly match between Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia and Zamalek of Egypt. Seven of these stadiums were built especially for the event, which is held every four years.
The eight venues for the 64 games of the first Middle East World Cup, which will take place from November 20 to December 18, are shown below.
The play of light and shadow that distinguishes the conventional Arab fanar, or fanous, served as inspiration for the architecture of Lusail Stadium. Intricate writing on utensils and food bowls as well as other works of art discovered throughout the Arab and Islamic world during the growth of civilisation in the area are also reflected in the building's construction and front.
A variety of environmentally friendly techniques were used in its design and construction, including the use of a roof made of a cutting-edge material that helps shield against hot winds and dust while letting in enough sunlight for grass to grow on the pitch and providing shade that helps reduce dependence. On the stadium's air-cooling technology.
Up until the semifinal and championship matchups, it will hold ten matches. After the World Cup is over, the 80,000-seat stadium 16 kilometers north of Doha will become an important hub with "schools, stores, cafes, sports facilities, and health clinics" for the locals of the contemporary city of Lusail.
The home of poetry or the traditional tent used by the Badia people of Qatar and the Gulf region throughout history, who lived as nomads in the desert of Qatar in search of pasture and water, served as the inspiration for the architecture of Al Bayt Stadium. It is 43 kilometers from the city center and has a 60,000-seat capacity. It is situated at the Al Khor city entrance.
A ground breaking turf has been witnessed in this stadium. Since February 2020, people have been able to visit the nearby public park. Up until the semifinals, it will host nine matches, including Qatar's opening encounter against Ecuador and the summit between Germany and Spain in the group stage.
It has a completely retractable roof. The seats in the upper section of the stands are constructed so they may be taken apart after the World Cup is over.
International Stadium at Khalifa
Since he seen the history of football and athletics in the nation, he is cherished by the Qatari people. In order to host the World Cup, it was rebuilt and given 12,000 additional seats. On May 19, 2017, it hosted the Prince's Cup final, which drew more than 40,000 fans, marking the opening of the World Cup venues.
The iconic stadium, which was constructed in 1976, is situated next to Aspetar Hospital in Al Rayyan and in the center of the Aspire Zone Foundation. In addition to the match for third place, it will host 8 matches during the World Cup up until the round of 16.
13 kilometers from the heart of Doha, the stadium has played host to a number of events, including the Asian Games in 2006, the Asian Cup in 2011, the World Championships in Athletics in 2019, the 24th Gulf Cup, and the 2019 Club World Cup. Olympic and Athletic Qatar
Stadium Ahmed Bin Ali
The Emir Cup Final, which will be held on December 18, 2020, in conjunction with National Day, will be held in the Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium (Al Rayyan), which is situated in one of Qatar's oldest cities.
The 40,000-seat stadium was constructed 20 kilometers west of the center of Doha on the location of a stadium of the same name. It is situated on the edge of a desert. Its wavy exterior is decorated with images of Qatari culture. The stadium's surroundings, which take the appearance of sand dunes, are a reflection of Qatar's natural landscape.
It will serve as the Al Rayyan fan club's administrative center and host seven World Cup games through the round of 16.
Its construction, which draws inspiration from Qatar's marine and commercial tradition, features 974 individual steel pieces and reflects the country's international dialing code. Ras Abu Aboud was supposed to be the name, fitting with a neighboring port.
With 40,000 seats with a view of the Doha Corniche and the skyscrapers in the West Bay neighborhood, it is thought to be the first entirely demountable stadium in World Cup history. It can be reached by a metro station that is 800 meters away.
It is situated 10 kilometers east of the center of Doha and will host 7 matches through the round of 16. It is adjacent to Hamad International Airport.
Out of eight World Cup stadiums, it is the only one without a cooling system.
Stadium Al Thumama
It stands out thanks to a design that was influenced by the gahfiya, a traditional headgear popular among men and kids in the Arab world.
It will host eight games from the group stage through the quarterfinals and was created by Qatari architect Ibrahim Al Jaidah. It lies 13 kilometers south of the center of Doha and can hold 40.000 spectators.
Inauguration day fell on October 10, 2021, the same day as the 49th Amir Cup championship.
Stadium Al Janoub
The Al Janoub Stadium is located in one of Qatar's oldest residential areas. It has a 40,000-seat capacity but will be lowered after the World Cup and is situated in the southern city of Al-Wakra, 23 kilometers from the heart of Doha.
designed by the late Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, who took inspiration from traditional boat sails in order to preserve the traditions of the historic fishing and pearl-hunting hub of Al-Wakra, a coastal city.
It has a retractable roof and cutting-edge cooling technologies. From the group stage through the round of 16, it will host 7 games. On May 16, 2019, he made a readiness announcement as the South, formerly known as Al Wakrah, hosted the Amir Cup final and Al Duhail's triumph over Al Sadd.
Education City Stadium
Since its facade is made up of triangles that form intertwined geometric decorations like diamond lines that reflect the sun and change color depending on the angle from which the sun's rays emerge as it rotates in the sky from sunrise to sunset, it represents a significant period in the history of Islamic architecture.
It was declared ready in June 2020 and is situated in the middle of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development, 12 kilometers from the city center. The stadium, which has a capacity for 40,000 people, will be converted into the Qatar women's national team's headquarters following the World Cup. Between the group stage and the quarterfinals, it will host 8 games, and after the World Cup, it will only hold 20,000 spectators.
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