Eight World Cup Stadiums have been approved by world football’s governing body, FIFA, ahead of next year’s World Cup tournament in Qatar. The approved World Cup Stadiums are in five cities as far as the Asian nation of Qatar is concerned.
The Lusail Iconic Stadium has the largest capacity from all the eight World Cup Stadiums and it is based in the city of Lusail. The Lusail Iconic Stadium has a capacity of 80,000 and it is still under construction. The second best in terms of capacity is the Al Bayt Stadium in the city of Al Khor and it has a capacity of 60,000. Unlike what’s obtainable with the Lusail Iconic Stadium, the Al Bayt Stadium is not under construction as it has been made ready for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament which starts in November 2022.
Four World Cup Stadiums are with the capacity of 40,000 each and they are situated in two cities. In the capital city of Doha, the match venues for next year’s FIFA World Cup tournament are Al Thumama Stadium andRas Abu Aboud Stadium. The two match venues in Doha are still under construction but they are expected to be ready in time for the tournament at the end of next year.
Just like Doha, the city of Al Wakrah has two match venues for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament and they also have 40,000 as capacity. The two match venues are the Al Janoub Stadium and the Khalifa International Stadium. The four Stadiums with 40,000 as capacity have the least amongst the eight World Cup Stadiums.
The city of Al Rayyan has two match venues as well. They are the Education City Stadium which has a capacity of 45,350 and in third place capacity-wise amongst the Qatar 2022 Stadiums. The other match venue in Al Rayyan is Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in fourth place capacity-wise. Ahmad bin Ali Stadium has a capacity of 44,740.