Nov 21 to Dec 18 2022

Qatar WC 2022

Qatar World Cup 2022

From November 21 to December 18 of the year 2022, a total of 32 countries will look for a new world champion at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.

Khalifa International Stadium

The Khalifa International Stadium was added to the list of potential stadiums for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in November 2014.

Located in Al Rayyan Municipality, Khalifa International Stadium has long played the most crucial role in Qatar’s development as the host country of a global football tournament. The Aspire Zone Foundation leads the stadium’s construction. The arch and undulating roof of the Khalifa International Stadium is visible from afar. Initially, there was a large arch on the eastern side. This arch was used in 2006 as a platform from which fireworks were set off for the opening ceremony of the Doha Asian Games. Currently, this arch is being replaced by two arches that will be visible from an even greater distance.

The Khalifa International Stadium was built in 1976 and had 20,000 seats. Golf Cup matches were played in the same year as in 1992. The football stadium is currently undergoing a major renovation, so that matches of the World Football Championship in 2022 can also be played. For the 2022 World Cup, the stadium will have 40,000 covered seats, including a cooling system. The renovation will allow the stadium to host group matches, eighth-finals and quarter-final matches.

According to the contractor, continuous work is being done to improve the health and safety of the construction site. 3,300 construction workers are working on the renovation of the Khalifa International Stadium, which ultimately amounts to 3,234,709 man-hours without significant incident. The football stadium includes the 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum, restaurants, shops, VIP areas and a health centre. Two new metro stations are also being constructed nearby.

The Khalifa International Stadium will be the first 2022 World Cup stadium to be completed. The stadium is expected to be completed in early 2017. The work is in progress, and the exterior is already being applied. The large LED screens will be installed in the short term. This makes it possible to see what the stadium will look like in a year.

Top 10 Strongest countries

From the FIFA World Ranking!
last update: 23 June ’22

  1. Brazil – 1837.56
  2. Belgium – 1821.92
  3. Argentina – 1770.65
  4. France – 1764.85
  5. England – 1737.46
  6. Spain – 1716.93
  7. Italy – 1713.86
  8. The Netherlands – 1679.41
  9. Portugal – 1678.65
  10. Denmark – 1665.47