World Cup 2022: all stages of the competition in Qatar

World Cup 2022: all stages of the competition in Qatar

The 2022 World Cup, which will be held in Qatar from November 20 to December 18, will be held in eight stadiums. Here they are exactly.

Four years after the World Cup held in Russia, where travel takes so long, this time in Qatar. World Cup Where stadiums have never been closer. There are really eight of them on the territory of Qatar, with a maximum of several tens of kilometers between them.

Lusail stadium (80,000 seats)

This is the stadium of this World Cup. Lusail Iconic Stadium located in Lusail, a city built specifically for the event, 15 kilometers north of Doha. Designed by British architects from Foster + Partners, this stadium is the largest stadium of the World Cup with a capacity of 80,000 seats. In particular, it will host the final. The Lusail Stadium is easy to access, with direct metro access from Doha.

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Al-Bayt stadium (60,000 seats)

Located in the city of Al-Khor, 60 kilometers north of Doha, the Al-Bayt stadium, which will host the opening ceremony and the first match of the World Cup on 20 November, can host around 60,000 spectators. Architecturally speaking, this speaker is pretty impressive. It is a giant tent when approached. The decorations inside are also very original as they really remind the Bedouin tents. The roof is also retractable. You will need to take a taxi or bus to get there.

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Al-Janoub stadium (40,000 seats)

The 40,000-seat Al-Janoub stadium was designed by the late architect Zaha Hadid. Located in the town of Al-Wakrah, just 20 kilometers from Doha, this enclosure was inspired by the hulls of long-running pearl fishing boats off the Arabian Peninsula coast. It will host a tour of only 16 people. Note that it is accessible by metro.

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Stadium 974 (40,000 seats)

This is definitely the stadium that attracts the most attention. The 40,000-seat Ras Abu Aboud Stadium or Stadium 974 (Stade 974 in French) is made from containers and other reused materials. This stadium will be completely dismantled after the World Cup. The coins will be used for other projects in the country. Note that it will only host group matches and the round of 16.

Khalifa International Stadium (45,416 seats)

Khalifa International Stadium is located in Doha at the heart of the Aspire Zone, an area of ​​technological advancement and innovation renowned worldwide and among many athletes. With over 45,000 seats, this enclosure has been in existence since 1976. This is one of only two stadiums to be renovated for the World Cup.

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Education City stadium (40,000 seats)

As the name suggests, Education City Stadium is located on the campus of Qatar’s main university. This 40,000-seat stadium will host matches until the quarter-finals. It is only 7 kilometers from the center of Doha and is accessible by metro or road (taxi, bus). It should be noted that 20,000 places will then be given to build stadiums in developing countries.

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Al-Thumama Stadium (40,000 seats)

Inspired by traditional headdresses worn in Arab countries, Al-Thumama stadium is located 12 kilometers from the center of Doha. This 40,000-seat indoor arena will host one of the four quarter-finals of the World Cup. Like other stadiums in the Emirate built for the event, it will later be halved and 20,000 seats will be offered to encourage stadium construction in developing countries. There is also a metro line to get there.

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Ahmed-bin-Ali stadium in Al-Rayyan (40,000 seats)

Ahmad bin Ali Stadium is located in Al-Rayyan, a few kilometers from Doha. This enclosure has been renovated and has a capacity of 40,000 seats. Matches will be played until the quarter-finals of the World Cup. To reach the stadium, you need to go to Al-Rayyan, the largest city in Qatar, especially by metro.

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