Lusail Stadium

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Key facts:

Host city: Doha

Capacity: 80 000 seats

Project type: New

Completed: 2022


22 November Group C: Argentina v Saudi Arabia 13:00-local time

24 November Group G: Brazil v Serbia 22:00-local time

26 November Group C: Argentina v Mexico 22:00-local time

28 November Group H: Portugal v Uruguay 22:00-local time

30 November Group C: Saudi Arabia v Mexico 22:00-local time

2 December Group G: Cameroon v Brazil 22:00-local time

5 December Round of 16: 1H v 2G 22:00-local time

9 December Quarter-final: W49 v W50 22:00-local time

13 December Semi-final: W57 v W58 22:00-local time

18 December Final 18:00-local time

History and description

Lusail Stadium, also known as Lusail Iconic Stadium is a football stadium in Lusail, Qatar. The Lusail stadium, owned by Qatar Football Association, is the biggest stadium in Qatar and one of the eight stadiums being converted for the 2022 FIFA World cup.

The stadium formed part of Qatar’s World cup plans as early as 2010 when the bid was first considered. Following the decision to award Qatar the world cup, a tender process was started for the actual design of the stadium, however, many designs proved unsatisfactory to the organising committee.

In the end, the committee chose a bowl-shaped design inspired by art pieces found across the Arab world.

Construction began on 11 April 2017. The end of construction of the Stadium was originally scheduled for 2020. It was then to host three friendly matches until the 2022 World Cup, but as the completion of the stadium was postponed, it will subsequently host 10 games including the final.

During the 2022 World Cup, Lusail Stadium will host six first-round group matches and a match in every knock-out round including a semi-final and the final.

At the end of the tournament, large parts of the stadium will be dismantled and the smaller ground will become part of a community space, including shops, leisure, and sports facilities.

Most of the seats will be removed and donated to developing countries as the new £33 billion city of Lusail will not need its own football stadium after 2022.

Source: FIFA.com and FootballGroundGuide.com