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Interesting Facts about FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar

June 5, 2022

The euphoria of the 2022 FIFA World Cup season is in the air as football fans eagerly wait to watch the soccer matches on the grounds of Gulf richest country. From November 21 to December 18, 2022, Qatar is all set to host the mega event where 8 stadiums, 65 matches and 32 teams will battle for the grand trophy.

So, if you are a football aficionado then have your ticket booked early as you count the days for attending the most-awaited tournament. We have put together some fascinating facts about FIFA World Cup 2022 that will blow your mind:

The first Arab Country Host

This is the first World Cup organized by an Arab country and with this Qatar will break another record- the smallest and least populous nation to host the league championship, both in terms of geographic area and population. This is also the most expensive World Cup ever with a whopping $200 billion pumped into infrastructural set-up. Interestingly as the host, Qatar’s national team qualifies automatically and would for participate in the final stage of the tournament.

The first Winter World Cup

Each year the sporting event was scheduled in the months of June and July. However, for the first time in its history (due to soaring summer temperatures in the country) the World Cup will be held in the winter season and have its audience view matches in the most pleasant weather.

Logo symbolizing infinity and harmony

In all Qatari flag colours, World Cup 2022 logo is a ribbon symbolizing ‘infinity and harmony’. The swooping curves represent the shape of sand dunes, and the unbreakable loops portray the number 8 which is the count of stadiums that are to host the matches. The ribbon features traditional Arabic designs with numbers 2 and 0 (associated with the year of the event) etched into it.

Fan Zone

Special zones have been set up at the stadiums where unruly fans can enjoy live football matches, music and entertainment with drinks. Earlier alcoholic drinks were prohibited but this time considering the need of the hour, Qatar made an exception to live up to the excitement in the air.

Carbon neutral air-conditioned zones

Even though the tournament is scheduled in winter, the excitement of cheering crowds will release some heat into the air. To neutralize the heat, all stadiums have been fully air-conditioned which is a great relief to the jam-packed crowds. Full-on extravaganza, the audience can enjoy matches on air-conditioned grounds. Sustainability is at the core of the project and the solar–powered cooling systems are designed to maintain optimal temperatures (< 26 °C). The air in the stadiums will also be purified from time to time.

Stadiums well-linked by metro

Doha metro has the most ultra-modern train systems that are estimated to ferry around 1 million visitors during the event. The Metro network connects five stadiums and the other three are accessible by Metrolink bus services.

Other interesting stadium facts:

The largest stadium Lusail Iconic Stadium is designed to accommodate 86,000 spectators during the World Cup finale on December 18. Both Lusail and Al Bayt Stadium (60,000-seater) were specially constructed to host the semi-finale and finale matches.

Located on Gulf shores, Stadium 974’s spectacular design is inspired by Qatar’s sea trading history. The country’s international dialing code, 974 also signifies the exact number of shipping containers used in construction. This innovative 40,000-seater pavilion is a fully demountable venue in FIFA history. Once the tournament ends, the stadium will be converted into a waterfront destination with scenic views.

Here are details of the 8 stadiums that will host the championship matches.

StadiumDetails
Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail Constructed in 2021 I Capacity: 86000
Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor Constructed in 2021 I Capacity: 60,000
Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al RayyanBuilt in 2003, refurbished in 2020 I Capacity: 40,740
Khalifa International Stadium, Doha Built in 1976, refurbished in 2017 I Capacity: 45,416
Education City Stadium, Al RayyanConstructed in 2020 I Capacity: 45,350
Al Thumama Stadium, Doha Constructed in 2021 I Capacity: 40,000
Al Janoub Stadium, Al WakrahConstructed in 2019 I Capacity: 40,000
Stadium 974, Doha Constructed in 2021 I Capacity: 40,000

We hope you found these facts interesting and are onto booking your flight to Qatar.

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