The 8 Stadiums for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar


With the 2022 FIFA World Cup starting in exactly one year, we thought it is time to take a look at the venues that will be played at. Many new stadiums have been or are currently still being constructed for this massive tournament. Let's take a look at the various locations and the stadium capacities. There are 8 stadiums spread out over 5 different cities in Qatar, which only has an area of about 11.500 square kilometers. For reference, this is less than ten times the area of England.



Al Bayt Stadium


Capacity: 60.000
Location: Al Khor
Opened: TBD


Al Thumama Stadium


Capacity: 40.000
Location: Doha
Opened: 22. October 2021


Khalifa International Stadium


Capacity: 45.416
Location: Al Rayyan
Opened: 1976


Ahmad bin Ali Stadium


Capacity: 40.000
Location: Al Rayyan
Opened: 18. December 2020


Al Janoub Stadium


Capacity: 40.000
Location: Al Warkah
Opened: 16. May 2019


Education City Stadium


Capacity: 45.350
Location: Al-Rayyan
Opened: 15. June 2020


Ras Abu Aboud Stadium


Capacity: 40.000
Location: Doha
Opened: TBD


Lusail Stadium


Capacity: 80.000
Location: Doha
Opened: TBD


Concerns and Criticism

These gargantuan stadiums have come at a huge cost, not just financially speaking. According to multiple independant sources such as The Guardian, at least 6500 workers have died in the construction phase so far. The workforce is made up of many migrant workers from Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan. This means on average that 10 workers have died per week since Qatar received the World Cup bid in 2010.

There are many causes, such as unsafe working conditions, suicide and extreme temperatures. Other reports have also bring to light that many migrant workers have there passports taken away from them upon arrival in Qatar. In general, there are many concerns regarding human rights in the wealthy Middle Eastern country.

What do you think of the 2022 Qatar World Cup stadiums? Are you alright with the fact that FIFA has decided to grant Qatar the 2022 World Cup hosting rights? Comment below.
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