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2022 World Cup Venues: Top 5 Stadiums Hosting the World Cup in Qatar

2022 World Cup Venues: Top 5 Stadiums Hosting the World Cup in Qatar

The FIFA World Cup in Qatar is much underway, with interesting games and unpredictable scorelines. Several venues have hosted the group matches from A to H, with some stadiums ranking far above the rest based on accommodation capacity, ambience, structure, and others.

Qatar spent a lot of money to host the World Cup, and for the first time in the competition's history, all the venues are close to each other, meaning long-distance trips that might affect players' performance are avoided.

Many punters have made huge wins from their bets on the events in Qatar already. You can also enjoy financial rewards by checking out the 2022 World Cup odds and placing your bets.

While all the stadiums hosting the World Cup in Qatar have been spectacular, here are our top five picks.

Lusail Iconic Stadium

The Lusail Iconic Stadium stands out as the best among all the stadiums hosting the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. It hosted the opening match and would also host the final match of the quadrennial competition. The stadium has a total capacity of 85,000 and was designed by renowned British architects Foster + Partners.

As a football lover who wants to bask in the euphoria of watching the World Cup final either in the stadium or from the comfort of your home, you will most likely love the designs of the stadium. The structure of the Lusail Iconic Stadium was designed to mirror the ancient Arab craft of bowl weaving, and its beauty is dominant throughout the day. The stadium hosted the famous match between Argentina and Mexico as Messi led his team to a 2-0 victory.

Khalifa International Stadium

The Khalifa International Stadium is the only stadium in Qatar that the government didn't build from scratch to host the tournament. It has been in existence since 1967 and was renovated to meet FIFA's criteria. It's pertinent to note that the iconic stadium has a 40,000 capacity. It hosted the match between England and Iran, which yielded 8 goals in total, with the former winning by 6 goals to 2.

The stadium has a cooling facility for the players and fans to keep them cool during their visit to the stadium. The KIS is located in Doha and will host matches from the group stages to the quarter-final stages.

Al-Bayt Stadium

The Al-Bayt stadium has a 60,000 capacity and is regarded as one of the best facilities at Qatar's ongoing 2022 World Cup. The arena has an eye-catching architectural style that is reminiscent of the tents of the Bedouin people, a native and nomadic Arab tribe.

The stadium is located in Al-Khor and will host games up to the semi-final stages of the tournament. Although the teams that will play in the semifinal matches are yet to be decided, these events are always known to be competitive and thrilling. Going by what we have seen so far, this stadium would be an excellent venue for such thrilling events.

Al-Janoub Stadium

The Al-Janoub stadium is a 40,000-seater stadium located in Al-Wakrah, Qatar. The stadium was designed by renowned architect, Late Dame Zaha Hadid and is considered one of the best contemporary football grounds in the world right now.

The hulls of pearl fishing boats that have long been used across the Arabian Peninsula influenced the design of this beautiful stadium, which explains its interior and the brilliant aesthetic seen from the outside. The stadium hosted France's famous 4-1 win over Australia.

Education City Stadium

The Education City Stadium completes our list of the top 5 stadiums hosting the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The stadium is located in Doha, in the heart of Qatar, and got its name after its location on Qatar's leading university campus.

The football pitch was constructed in the shape of a jagged diamond that will dazzle during the day and truly glow at night. The stadium has played host to some matches in the group stages and will once again be action filled during the quarterfinals.


The stadiums hosting the prestigious FIFA 2022 World Cup matches in Qatar are all top-notch and beautifully constructed. However, we selected our top 5 stadiums in this article based on capacity, structure, design, and the demands that come with hosting a match at this time of the year.

There are reports that some participating countries consider the atmosphere in Qatar too hot to host a tournament at this time, but all of those complaints have been put to bed due to the high functionality of these stadiums.

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