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What Stadiums Will Be Used for Qatar World Cup 2022?


We are all still a bit shocked that the new World Cup that will take place in 2022 will be in Qatar. The country is very hot in the summer, and many athletes are afraid that it might affect their performance. Nevertheless, Qatar is a rich country that can meet all of FIFA's criteria for hosting such an important sports event.

Being very demanding, especially when it comes to stadiums, FIFA has a checklist that must be followed by tournament organisers. In other words, all stadiums must pass every possible test in order to ensure maximum security, safety, fair-play, and more.

Let's take a look at the stadiums that Qatar will offer in 2020.

Lusail Stadium

Lusail Stadium is still at the stage of planning — its construction has not started yet. The stadium will have a total of 80,000 seats and will be opened in 2021 in the city of Lusail. The first match (and probably the finals) will take place at this stadium as it is going to be the biggest one in the country.

Al Bayt Stadium

Al Bayt Stadium is the second largest one in Qatar, with a capacity of 60,000 seats. It will be opened by the end of 2019 in the city of Al Khor.

Al Wakrah Stadium

Just like Al Bayt, Al Wakrah stadium's deadline for opening is 2019, meaning that we can expect it to open this year. It will have a total of 40,000 seats and is located in Al Wakrah.

Al Rayyan Stadium

Al Rayyan will also feature a total of 40,000 seats, but its construction is set to end in 2021. It is named after the city where it is being built — Al Rayyan.

Khalifa International Stadium

Khalifa International was built in 1976 and it was the main football stadium in Qatar. It originally had 20,000 seats but was upgraded a couple of times. Naturally, FIFA demanded another expensive upgrade that will add more seats and ensure that all the requirements are met. The Qatar football team's official stadium will be able to host up to 40,000 people in the 2022 World Cup.

Qatar Foundation Stadium

Qatar Foundation Stadium is under construction as well at the moment, with the deadline being 2019. It is also known as Education City Stadium, and it is located in Doha, the capital city of Qatar.

Conclusion

As you can see, all the stadiums are enormous, and plans for them are pretty big. You will be able to enjoy the ultimate sports experience if you visit the World Cup 2022. However, one sports aspect will not be available — sports betting. Therefore, if you want to place bets and play casino games, make sure to do it before going to Qatar. If you are into casino games you can visit a sportsbook or Lucky Casino for placing bets.

Once you are in the country, let the football vibes take over and enjoy your stay. Just beware of the temperatures and stay hydrated!



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