Stadiums for 2022 World Cup in Qatar at a glance

It’s no news: Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup.

The tournament will be played across eight stadiums between November and December next year.

On 22 October, the organisers inaugurated one of the stadiums – the 40,000-capacity Al Thumama Stadium, south of the capital Doha.

Here is a quick look at the eight stadiums that will host the Qatar 2022 matches.

Khalifa International Stadium

Capacity: 40,000

Inauguration: May 2017

Location: Doha

Khalifa International Stadium was the first tournament-ready venue for Qatar 2022 and will host matches up to and including the third place play-off during Qatar 2022.

Al Janoub Stadium

Capacity: 40,000

Inauguration: May 2019

Location: Wakrah

Al Janoub Stadium was the first Qatar 2022 tournament venue to be built from scratch and will host matches up to and including the round of 16 during Qatar 2022.

Education City Stadium

Capacity: 40,000

Inauguration: June 2020

Location: Education City

Education City Stadium was inaugurated in June 2020 during a virtual event that paid tribute to front-line healthcare workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

It will host matches up to and including the quarter-final stage during Qatar 2022.

Al Bayt Stadium

Capacity: 60,000

Inauguration: Completed

Location: Al Khor

Al Bayt Stadium is set to host matches up to and including the semi-final stage during Qatar 2022.

The organisers said about 28,000 seats from the stadium will be donated to developing countries after the tournament.

Al Rayyan Stadium

Capacity: 40,000

Inauguration: December 2020

Location: Al Rayyan

Al Rayyan Stadium was inaugurated on December 18, 2020, to mark two years until the World Cup 2022 final.

It is set to host matches up to and including the round of 16 during Qatar 2022.

Al Rayan Football Stadium, Qatar

Al Thumama Stadium

Capacity: 40,000

Inauguration: October 2021

Location: Doha

Al Thumama Stadium is set to host matches up to and including the quarter-final stage during Qatar 2022.

Ras Abu Aboud Stadium

Capacity: 40,000

Inauguration: TBC

Location: Doha

Ras Abu Aboud Stadium will be the first fully demountable tournament venue in football World Cup history.

It will host matches up to and including the round of 16 during Qatar 2022. Its structure will be built using modified shipping containers.

Lusail Stadium

Capacity: 80,000

Inauguration: 2021

Location: Lusail City

Lusail Stadium will be the biggest tournament venue for the 2022 World Cup and will host the final, along with matches during every stage of the event.

Source: Al Jazeera

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