After the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Japan and South Korea, a FIFA World Cup will be held in Asia in 2022 for the second time in football history. FIFA has chosen Qatar as the venue and host for the 2022 World Cup.
Qatar World Cup 2022 Stadiums
Qatar plays in just eight different World Cup stadiums, spread over five other host cities in Qatar. In fact, according to FIFA’s application documents, at least 12 venues are required, but that didn’t work out as most of the arenas in the tiny country had yet to be built. Qatar has only 2.7 million inhabitants. This led to heavy criticism after the award of the FIFA World Cup. The World Football Association was satisfied with only 8 stadiums for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Although it is not just 8 stadiums. Qatar has 8 unique stadiums available for the 2022 World Cup, where there is even air conditioning in the stadiums for optimal football enjoyment.
See all stadiums:
- Khalifa Stadium
- Al Janoub Stadium
- Education City Stadium
- Al Bayt Stadium
- Al Rayan Stadium
- Al Thumama Stadium
- Ras Abu Aboud Stadium
- Lusail Stadium
So, Qatar has proposed 8 stadiums for the 2022 World Cup. The total estimated budget for the football stadiums is € 3 billion. Qatar will develop and use eco-friendly technologies to cool the stadiums of the World Championship in 2022. These technologies can then be used by other countries as well.
After the World Cup, the stadiums built will be reduced in size. They will be used as permanent stadiums for regional clubs. Parts of the stadium can also be used as separate modules by other countries in Asia.