FIFA World Cup 2022


 

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The 2022 FIFA World Cup™ will be a tournament like no other. It will be connected, green and personalised to your individual preferences. It will be the first time the world’s biggest football tournament is held in the Middle East, and the first FIFA World Cup™ where the stadiums are so closely linked that fans can easily attend two matches in a single day.

 

None of the FIFA World Cup™ stadiums in Qatar will be more than an hour’s travel time from any other. This will mean that fans can cheer on their favourite team in Al Wakrah Stadium, south of Doha, in the afternoon – and be soaking up the atmosphere in Al Bayt Stadium – Al Khor City in northern Qatar on the very same evening.

 

Fans will travel to matches via metro, car, rail, bike or even water taxi, using advanced transport systems that will help to make this the greenest FIFA World Cup™ ever. All accommodation, from budget options to luxurious hotels, will also be within easy reach of tournament venues.

 

The 2022 FIFA World Cup™ will be an event that gives football fans convenience and complete choice, allowing them to create their own experiences.

Qatar’s Preparations

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Qatar was awarded the right to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ on 2 December 2010.

Soon after, in 2011, the State of Qatar established the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) to deliver the required infrastructure and host country planning and operations for Qatar to host an amazing and historic 2022 FIFA World Cup™ which accelerates progress towards achieving national development goals and creates a lasting legacy for Qatar, the Middle East, Asia and the world.

The stadiums, non-competition venues and other infrastructure the SC and our stakeholders are delivering will contribute to a compact and connected FIFA World Cup™ with sustainability and accessibility at its heart. After the tournament, the stadiums and surrounding precincts will become vibrant hubs of community life – an integral part of the legacy we are building.

Working closely with the Qatar 2022 Local Organising Committee (LOC), the SC is also responsible for 2022 FIFA World Cup™ host country planning and operations. Families and groups of fans arriving from around the world will experience a secure, human-centred tournament that both celebrates and exemplifies the hospitality for which Qatar and the region are known.

Finally, through programmes including Generation Amazing (corporate social responsibility), Challenge 22 (supporting regional innovators) and Workers’ Welfare (ensuring the safety and security of workers on our projects), and initiatives such as Community Engagement and Josoor Institute (career development), the SC harnesses the power of football to stimulate human, social, economic and environmental development in communities across Qatar, the region and Asia.

Stadiums

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Khalifa International Stadium

Design inspiration: An ultra-modern stadium that honours Qatar’s sporting history

2022 matches: Up to the quarter-final stage

2022 capacity: 40,000

Legacy: Home stadium of Qatar’s national team

Legacy capacity: 40,000

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Al Bayt Stadium – Al Khor City

Design inspiration: The bayt al-sha’ar of nomadic peoples who have lived in Qatar’s deserts for millennia

2022 matches: Up to the semi-final stage

2022 capacity: 60,000

Legacy: Home of Al Khor Sports Club

Legacy capacity: 32,000

 

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Al Janoub Stadium

Design inspiration: The sails of traditional dhow boats

2022  matches: Up to the quarter-final stage

2022  capacity: 40,000

Legacy: Home of Al Wakrah Sports Club

Legacy capacity: 20,000

 

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Al Rayyan Stadium

Design inspiration: Qatar’s story – the importance of family, beauty of the desert, and native flora and fauna

2022 matches: Up to the quarter-final stage

2022 capacity: 40,000

Legacy: Home of Al Rayyan Sports Club

Legacy capacity: 20,000

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Education City stadium

Design inspiration: The rich history of Islamic architecture blended with striking modernity

2022 matches: Up to the quarter-final stage

2022 capacity: 40,000

Legacy: Facilities for the Qatar Foundation community and general public

Legacy capacity: 20,000

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Al Thumama Stadium

Design inspiration: The gahfiya (traditional woven cap) worn by men and boys in the Middle East

2022 matches: Up to the quarter-final stage

2022 capacity: 40,000

Legacy: Home of a local football club

Legacy capacity: 20,000

 

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Ras Abu Aboud Stadium
Design inspiration: A beacon of innovation and sustainability on the shores of the Gulf

2022 matches: Up to the quarter-final stage

2022 capacity: 40,000

Legacy: A seafront development on the stadium site and multiple sporting facilities around Qatar

Legacy capacity: 0 (fully demountable stadium)

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Lusail Stadium

Design inspiration: The interplay of light and shadow that characterises the fanar lantern

2022 matches: Matches throughout the tournament including the opening game and final

2022 capacity: 80,000

Legacy: A unique community hub of schools, housing, shops, cafes and health clinics