Al Thumama Stadium

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Key Facts

Host City:         Doha
Capacity:          40 000 seats
Project Type:    New
Completed:       2021

Al Thumama Stadium Match Schedules:

Group A

Teams: Senegal vs Netherlands

Schedule: Monday 21st November 2022 – 16:00 (local time)

Teams:  Qatar vs Senegal

Schedule:  Friday 25th November 2022 – 13:00 (local time)

Group B

Teams: Iran vs USA

Schedule: Tuesday 29th November 2022 – 19:00 (local time)

Group E

Teams: Costa Rica vs Spain

Schedule:  Wednesday 23rd November 2022 – 16:00 (local time)

Group F

Teams: Belgium vs Morocco

Schedule:  Sunday 27th November – 13:00

Teams:  Canada vs Morocco

Schedule:  Thursday 1st December 2022 – 15:00

History and description

Al Thumama Stadium is one of the chosen venues to host the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. Seven kilometers from the Souq Waqif area, that is where the Al Thumama Stadium is situated.

The stadium, which can accommodate up to 40 000 people, was specifically built for the football extravaganza. Six group stage matches along with a Round of 16 match and one quarterfinal will be hosted at Al Thumama Stadium.

Construction of Al Thumama Stadium began in 2017 and was officially opened on 22 October 2021 when it hosted the Amir Cup final between Al Sadd and Al Rayyan. Upon its completion and inauguration, the Emir Cup finals were played in the stadium. Moreover, the arena also hosted six matches of the 2021 FIFA Arab Cup.

The semifinal match between Qatar and Algeria was the most significant FIFA Arab Cup soccer event to be held at this stadium.

The gahfiya, a traditional woven cap worn by men and boys across the Middle East is represented in the design of this stadium. The gahfiya forms an essential layer of the traditional clothing of the region. It is also a symbol of dignity and freedom.

Al Thumama stadium will also host Round 16 matches which will start on Sunday, 4th December. In addition, the arena is also set to host a quarterfinal fixture on 10th December 2022.

The stadium’s tournament capacity of 40 000 will be reduced to accommodate local needs and give quality sporting infrastructure to developing countries. Football and other sporting activities will be held in the remaining 20 000 seat arena.

Al Thumama stadium is one of the 2022 World Cup arenas that are close to the Hamad International stadium.

Source : FIFA.com and FootballGroundGuide.com