Qatar 2022: These are the eight World Cup stadiums for the World Cup

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Qatar 2022They were built for more than 6.5 billion Swiss francs: the World Cup stadiums at a glance

In total, the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be held in eight stadiums. Arenas should reflect the country and culture.

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Switzerland around national coach Murat Yakin has no luck at the World Cup.

Switzerland around national coach Murat Yakin has no luck at the World Cup.

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She was drawn into Group G.

She was drawn into Group G.

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The 64 matches of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar will be played from November 20 to December 18 in eight stadiums within a 55-kilometre radius. Six of these places are new buildings, some with unconventional designs. Cost of the stadiums: more than 6.5 billion Swiss francs. We present to you the arenas.

Al Bayt in Al Khor

Al Bayt Stadium is located in Al Khor, 35 kilometers north of Doha. The stadium is named after the tents used by the nomadic peoples of Qatar and the Gulf region. The stadium has a capacity for 60,000 fans, but this capacity will be reduced again after the tournament. This stadium hosts the opening game, five other group stage matches, the round of 16, the quarterfinals, and the semifinals. The Swiss team could play the semifinals here.

The Lusail Stadium is designed to evoke the interplay of light and shadow.

The Lusail Stadium is designed to evoke the interplay of light and shadow.

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Lusail in Lusail/Doha

Six group games, a round of 16, a quarterfinal, a semifinal and the grand final of the World Cup in 2022 will take place in the largest World Cup stadium. The façade presents decorative motifs found on bowls and other vessels. The design is intended to evoke the interplay between light and shadow. The stadium seats 80,000 fans and is dedicated to the golden age of arts and crafts in the Arab and Islamic world. In this stadium, the national team could play a semifinal or the final.

Al Janoub in Al Wakrah

If you take a closer look at this stadium, you might see candles. And that is correct. Because: The look is inspired by the sails of traditional dhows, a tribute to Al Wakrah’s seafaring past. The stadium has a capacity for 40,000 spectators, after the tournament the capacity will be reduced to 20,000 seats. Here, six group stage matches and a round of 16 will be played. Nati plays against Cameroon at Al Janoub.

Ahmad bin Ali in Al Rayyan

Here, six group stage matches and a round of 16 will be played. Switzerland will not be a guest on this stage, which has around 40,000 seats. The special thing about this stadium: the exterior façade is illuminated. And the pattern on this is meant to represent the importance of family, native flora and fauna, and the beauty of the desert.

The 974 Stadium consists of 974 shipping containers and steel elements.

The 974 Stadium consists of 974 shipping containers and steel elements.

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974 in Doha

All football fans have probably already seen this stadium, because it is an absolute eye-catcher. The reason: the material. The 974 was built from 974 shipping containers and steel elements and is intended to reflect port and industrial history. The stadium has a capacity for 40,000 spectators. Switzerland will play Brazil in the temporary stadium. A total of six group stage matches and a round of 16 will be played here.

Khalifa International in Al Rayyan

In 2019, the World Championships in Athletics was held at this stadium. It seats 40,000 fans, who will watch six group stage matches, a round of 16 match and the match for third place at the Khalifa. The stadium was built in 1976; during the renovation the arches of the stadium were preserved, but the façade was completely redone. La Nati would only play here if they were ruined in the semifinals.

Triangles and diamonds are seen from the outside: the City of Education.

Triangles and diamonds are seen from the outside: the City of Education.

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Education City in Al Rayyan

This sand is reminiscent of a diamond, the reason: from the outside you can see triangles and diamonds, the color of which changes depending on the position of the sun. The arena is also known as the “Jewel of the Desert”. Here six matches of the group stage, a round of 16 and a quarter-final will be played. If all goes well, the team will play a quarterfinal here.

Al Thumama in Doha

The stadium is a symbol of dignity and independence. This is because it is meant to evoke a traditional woven hat worn by boys and young men in the Middle East. Al Thumama was built for the World Cup and has a capacity for 40,000 fans. If the Nati complete the group first, the Nati would play the round of 16 here. A total of six group stage matches, a round of 16 and a quarterfinal will be played here.

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