Qatar to inaugurate sixth World Cup stadium in October


Qatar is set to inaugurate it’s sixth stadium for the 2022 World Cup on Oct. 22 with the 49th Amir Cup final, according to organisers late Sunday.

The Al Thumama Stadium joins the Khalifa International, Al Janoub, Education City, Ahmad Bin Ali and Al Bayt stadiums in being completed for the World Cup in 2022.

Two of Qatar’s top clubs – Al Sadd, coached by Barcelona and Spain icon Xavi and Al Rayyan, managed by French great Laurent Blanc – will contest the Amir Cup final.

The newly completed 40,000-capacity Al Thumama Stadium  designed by Qatari architect, Ibrahim  Jaidah will host matches up to and including the quarter-final at the World Cup.

Ras Abu Aboud and Losail Stadiums are the two other World Cup venues which will be completed late this year, according to organisers.

The World Cup in Qatar takes place from Nov. 21 to Dec.18, 2022.

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