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Qatar 2022: World Cup stadiums at a glance

As Qatar marks one years to go until the World Cup 2022 final, here is a quick look at all eight stadiums that will host the matches.

Qatar will be the first Middle East and Arab majority country to host football World Cup, promising a ‘unique experience’. The face of Qatar has changed as it prepares for 2022 Fifa World Cup. The tournament will feature eight stadiums.

The first game of the tournament will take place at the Al Bayt Stadium, which will have a capacity of 60,000 people and is designed to resemble a traditional tent used in the Arab world. The celebrations will take place across different digital platforms, with fans set to join from across the world.

Bazzup looks at the status of all eight stadiums that will host the 2022 World Cup 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.

Khalifa Stadium [Handout]
Khalifa Stadium [Handout]

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.

Janoub Stadium [Handout]
Janoub Stadium [Handout]

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.

Education City Stadium [Handout]

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 Bayt Stadium, Qatar [Sorin Furcoi/Al Jazeera]

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 Stadium [Sorin Furcoi/Al Jazeera]

Al Thumama Stadium

  • Capacity: 40,000
  • Inauguration: TBC
  • Location: Doha

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

Al Thumama Stadium [Handout]

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.

Ras Abu Aboud Stadium [Handout]

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.

Lusail Stadium [Handout]

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