Saturday, December 19, 2020

Qatar unveils its 4th World Cup stadium


The fourth Qatar World Cup arena is officially ready for games as the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium was unveiled on Friday, two years ahead of Qatar's 2022 final.

The Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium became the fourth fully operational FIFA World Cup 2022 tournament venue to be inaugurated and it will become the new home of Al Rayyan Sports Club.

The 40,000-capacity venue will host seven matches during Qatar 2022 up to the round-of-16 stage.

"Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium is a wonderful venue for football," said FIFA president Gianni Infantino. 

"The atmosphere is incredible, with the seats extremely close to the pitch. Even with a socially distanced crowd, I could feel the passion for the game."

"I am sure this will be a perfect football arena in 2022 when it hosts matches during the World Cup," he added.

Qatar has already inaugurated three other stadiums - Khalifa International, Al-Janoub and Education City for the World Cup finals.

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