World Cup 2022: all about the 8 stages of the competition

Discover the 8 stadiums that hosted the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, spread across 5 cities in the country, so you can wisely bet on https://20bet.com/de/mobile-app.

During the 2022 World Cup, which took place from November 20 to December 18, Qatar welcomed the 32 participating nations in 8 stadiums. All the enclosures are located on the east coast of the country, separated by a maximum of 50 km.

2022 World Cup venues

Of the 8 stadiums hosting the competition, 2 have been renovated (Ahmed Ben Ali stadium, Al-Khalifa stadium) and 6 have been built for the event.

6 stadiums have a capacity of 40,000 seats, 1 stadium has a capacity of 60,000 seats (Al-Bayt), 1 stadium has a capacity of 80,000 seats (Lusail).

The distribution of matches in the 8 stadiums of the 2022 World Cup

Each of the 8 stadiums of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will host at least 7 matches of the competition, including 6 group matches and 1 round of 16.

The Lusail Stadium will be the most used stadium of the tournament with 10 matches played, including 6 group matches, 1 round of 16, 1 quarter-final, 1 semi-final and the final.

The 2022 World Cup stadiums in detail

LUSAIL Stadium

With a capacity of 80,000 seats, the Lusail stadium located in Lusail will be at the heart of the 2022 World Cup system, with 10 matches scheduled including the final.

The architecture of the stadium is inspired by the play of shadow and light characteristic of fanar lanterns. The form and facade of the stadium reflect the intricate decorative patterns of bowls, vessels

and other pieces of handcrafted art found across the Arab world during the rise of civilization in the region.

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AL-BAYT Stadium

With a capacity of 60,000 seats, the Al-Bayt stadium located in Al-Khor will host 9 matches including a semi-final and the opening match Qatar – Ecuador. The opening ceremony will also be held in this stadium.

The architecture of the stadium is inspired by the tents used by the nomads of the region for centuries.

KHALIFA INTERNATIONAL Stadium

With a capacity of 40,000 seats, the Khalifa International stadium located in Doha will host 8 matches, including the small final.

Built in 1976 and renovated for the 2022 World Cup, it is the most emblematic stadium in the country. Its distinctive sign: a double arch that rises proudly above the enclosure.

AL-THUMAMA Stadium

With a capacity of 40,000 seats, the Al-Thumama stadium located in Doha will host 8 matches, including a quarter-final.

The circular architecture reflects the gahfiya, a traditional head covering worn by Arab men for centuries.

EDUCATION CITY Stadium

With a capacity of 40,000 seats, the Education City stadium located in Al-Rayyan will host 8 matches, including a quarter-final.

The stadium is located on the campus of Qatar’s main university. Its architecture takes the form of a cut diamond. Its design gives the stadium the particularity of changing color throughout the day.

AL-JANOUB Stadium

With a capacity of 40,000 seats, the Al-Janoub stadium located in Al-Wakrah will host 7 matches, including a round of 16.

The architecture of this futuristic-looking stadium is inspired by the hulls of the pearl fishing boats that have long roamed the coasts of the peninsula.

AHMED BEN ALI Stadium

With a capacity of 40,000 seats, the Ahmed Ben Ali stadium located in Al-Rayyan will host 7 matches, including a round of 16.

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Located at the gateway to the desert, it offers architecture inspired by local culture and traditions. Its facade reflects the undulations of the nearby sand dunes.

Stadium 974

With a capacity of 40,000 seats, the 974 stadium located in Doha will host 7 matches, including a round of 16.

Its architecture is inspired by the maritime and commercial history of Qatar. Entirely removable and transportable, this stadium has the particularity of having been built with shipping containers and modular steel.

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