FIFA WORLD CUP : QATAR 21 November - 18 December 2022
Of the other purpose built stadiums, the largest will be the Lusail Iconic Stadium with an estimated capacity of 80,000 seats. Lusail is just 20km north of Doha and the stadium will host one semi-final as well as the 2022 FIFA World Cup Final.
Khalifa International Stadium (also known as Qatar National Stadium) is the oldest of the existing stadiums. Built in 1976, it has previously hosted the 2011 AFC Asian Cup Final, as well as the Gulf Cup and the Asian Games. It has received an upgrade in capacity for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and will seat approximately 40,000 fans.
The opening ceremony and opening match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be held at Al Bayt Stadium, in the city of Al Khor, about 50km north of Doha. Al Bayt Stadium has been purposely built for the World Cup with a capacity of 60,000 seats. It will also host the second semi-final match.
Situated within Doha’s Education City and nestled between universities, the newly opened Education City Stadium will host over 40,000 fans for group stage matches and the first of four quarter-final matches of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Located just 12km from central Doha, Al Thumama Stadium is one of several purpose built stadiums for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Named after a native tree, it has a capacity of 40,000 and will host the 3rd quarter-final match.