FIFA Qatar World Cup 2022

Qatar World Cup 2022 – in numbers

Teams: 32
Playing venues: 8 – 12
Matches: 65

Opening match: Lusail Stadium
Final: Lusail Stadium

Average venue capacity: 47,500 seats
Largest venue: Lusail Stadium (80,000 seats)
Smallest venue: Multiple venues (40,000 seats)
Average no. of matches per venue: 5.4 – 8.1


Lusail

Lusail Stadium | Capacity: 80,000 seats | Opening: 2021 | Status: in planning

Lusail Stadium


Al Khor

Al Bayt Stadium | Capacity: 60,000 seats | Opening: 2019 | Status: under construction

Al Bayt Stadium


Al Wakrah

Al Wakrah Stadium | Capacity: 40,000 seats | Opening: 2019 | Status: under construction

Al Wakrah Stadium


Al Rayyan

Al Rayyan Stadium | Capacity: 40,000 seats | Opening: 2021 | Status: under construction

Al Rayyan Stadium


Doha

Khalifa International Stadium | Capacity: 40,000 seats | Opening: 2017 | Status: under construction

Khalifa International Stadium


Doha

Qatar Foundation Stadium | Capacity: 40,000 seats | Opening: 2021 | Status: under construction

Qatar Foundation Stadium


Two more stadiums are in planning, located in the Ras Abu Aboud  and Al Thumama areas in Doha, but designs have not been released yet. Further stadiums have been proposed to get to a total of 12 stadiums, but these have not been confirmed yet and are unlikely to all get built. FIFA requires a minimum of 8 playing venues.

The image of Lusail Stadium is an older version and new designs are expected to be presented later in 2017.