General view outside the stadium after the match. 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. Al Bayt Stadium, Qatar [Sorin Furcoi/Al Jazeera] 18 Dec 2020 Al-Sadd, coached by former Barcelona and Spain midfielder Xavi Hernandez, beat Al-Arabi 2-1 to lift their 17th Amir Cup title after Algeria forward Baghdad Bounedjah scored twice. Qatar inaugurated the fourth of eight 2022 World Cup venues, the Al Rayyan Stadium, when the country hosted the Amir Cup final between Al-Sadd … It was also another opportunity to test our readiness for Qatar 2022, with thousands of fans enjoying the spectacle, despite the challenges caused by the ongoing pandemic. Daniele De Rossi pulls out Italy's name during the UEFA Preliminary Draw for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Doha, Dec 19 (IANS) The Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, became the fourth fully operational FIFA World Cup … Gulf-nation Qatar is home to around 2.8 million people. of matches per venue: 8.1 Al Thumama Stadium is set to host matches up to and including the quarter-final stage during Qatar 2022. You’ll also get exclusive access to FIFA games, contests and prizes. Contact us. Learn more about the host of the FIFA Club World Cup 2020. REUTERS/Ibraheem Al Omari December 18, 2020 (Reuters) – Qatar inaugurated the fourth of eight 2022 World… 10 December 2020 - 00:00 Qatari journalists and fans react in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden after the announcement that Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup. Learn more about the host of the FIFA Club World Cup 2020. Qatar’s preparations for the FIFA World Cup in 2022 are receiving constant praise, with Aleksander Ceferin, the president of UEFA, the latest prominent figure to express admiration. The Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup bid was a bid by Qatar to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.With a population of 2 million people, Qatar will be the first Arab state to host the World Cup. Soccer Football - The opening of Al Rayyan Stadium hosts the Amir Cup Final - Al Sadd v Al Arabi - Al Rayyan Stadium, Al Rayyan, Qatar - December 18, 2020. Tags: Sports. A general view of the stage for the UEFA preliminary draw. Image: /reuters As Qatar marks two years to go until the World Cup 2022 final, here is a quick look at all eight stadiums that will host the matches. QNA. The countdown to the first FIFA World Cup to be staged in the Middle East continues. ... FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC," he added. ‘So many people’: Latest Qatar World Cup venue launches AFP December 18, 2020 AFP No Comments Al-Rayyan (Qatar) (AFP) – Qatar inaugurated its latest stadium on Friday for the 2022 World Cup with a half-capacity 20,000-strong crowd who had all tested for the coronavirus or antibodies beforehand but with minimal social distancing. Qatar World Cup 2022 – in numbers. Opening match: Al Bayt Stadium Final: Lusail Stadium. Updated: Dec 19,2020 14:51 GMT. Education City Stadium was inaugurated in June 2020 during a virtual event that paid tribute to front-line healthcare workers during the coronavirus pandemic. “As a result, the FIFA Club World Cup 2020 will now be held from 1 to 11 February 2021, taking place in Qatar as per the original host appointment by the FIFA Council in June 2019. The tournament is scheduled to be hosted by Qatar. 2022 will be the last year for the 32-team format. The launch of the Al-Rayyan Venue, 24 kilometres (15 miles) west of the capital Doha, marks one of the […] Al Janoub Stadium was the first Qatar 2022 tournament venue to be built from scratch and will host matches up to and including the round of 16 during Qatar 2022. As Qatar marks two years to go until the World Cup 2022 final, here is a quick look at all eight stadiums that will host the matches. AC Milan’s Leao creates Serie A history – in just six seconds, South Korea’s Ulsan win Asian Champions League, India shot out for 36 as Australia win opening Test, In Pictures: Fourth Qatar 2022 stadium opened for Amir Cup final, Jupiter and Saturn in rare celestial ‘Great Conjunction’, Countries shut borders over new COVID strain, South Africa facing isolation amid fears over new COVID strain, New COVID strain: Six key questions answered, Al Jazeera Centre for Public Liberties & Human Rights. It will host matches up to and including the quarter-final stage during Qatar 2022. Qatar inaugurated the fourth of its eight World Cup stadiums, the Al Rayyan Stadium, on Friday, hosting the Amir Cup final. This will allow you to make the most of your account with personalization. Qatar will gain more match experience ahead of hosting the 2022 World Cup by effectively joining the qualifying group featuring European champion Portugal to play friendlies. Its structure will be built using modified shipping containers. Ras Abu Aboud Stadium will be the first fully demountable tournament venue in football World Cup history. Gulf-nation Qatar is home to around 2.8 million people. The World Cup begins in November 2022. Located on the eastern coast of Qatar, the country’s capital was named Doha after the Arabic term 'dohat' meaning "roundness" — a reference to the rounded bays surrounding the area's coastline. Please sign in to your FIFA.com user account below. Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images Rainbow flags will be allowed in stadiums at the 2022 World Cup after Qatar … It is set to host matches up to and including the round of 16 during Qatar 2022. Al Jazeera looks at the status of all eight stadiums that will host the 2022 World Cup matches: Khalifa International Stadium was the first tournament-ready venue for Qatar 2022 and will host matches up to and including the third place play-off during Qatar 2022. All rights reserved. The inauguration coincides with Qatar National Day, as the country is scheduled to host the 2022 World Cup final exactly two years later. Doha, Dec 19 (IANS) The Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, became the fourth fully operational FIFA World Cup 2022 venue to be inaugurated. Friday, one of eight venues for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the Al Rayyan Stadium, was declared open. Teams: 32 Playing venues: 8 Matches: 65. Qatar is now planning for a “complete normal” World Cup in 2022 after the rapid progress in producing vaccines for the coronavirus, the tournament CEO … The organisers said about 28,000 seats from the stadium will be donated to developing countries after the tournament. IANS. 19 Dec 2020 - 11:19 . Al Rayyan Stadium was inaugurated on December 18, 2020, to mark two years until the World Cup 2022 final. It will host matches up to and including the round of 16 during Qatar 2022. The 2022 World Cup will be hosted in the Middle East for the first time. Average venue capacity: 47,500 seats Largest venue: Lusail Stadium (80,000 seats) Smallest venue: Multiple venues (40,000 seats) Average no. DOHA: Qatar inaugurated its latest stadium on Friday (Saturday in Manila) for the 2022 World Cup with a half-capacity 20,000-strong crowd who had all tested for the coronavirus or antibodies beforehand but social distancing was minimal. FIFA President praises Qatar's world cup preparations . Cubcecle Inc., Infopark, Kakkanad, Kochi, India; 123 456 7890; admin@cubecle.com Al Bayt Stadium is set to host matches up to and including the semi-final stage during Qatar 2022. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, son of Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani the then Emir of Qatar, was the chairman of the bid committee. As host nation for the 32-team tournament, Qatar is automatically qualified. Qatar inaugurated the fourth of eight 2022 World Cup venues, the Al Rayyan Stadium, when the country hosted the Amir Cup final between Al-Sadd and Al-Arabi on Friday. Historic Club World Cup ticket on the line for Tigres and LAFC, Qatar 2020 ticket up for grabs for eight clubs, Copyright ©1994 - 2020 FIFA. Qatar inaugurates 4th stadium for 2022 Fifa World Cup. Qatar inaugurated its latest stadium on Friday for the 2022 World Cup with a half-capacity 20,000-strong crowd who had all tested for the coronavirus or antibodies beforehand but with minimal social distancing.The launch of the Ahmad Bin Ali stadium, Qatar will allow Pride flags to be flown at the 2022 World Cup – but the starkly homophobic country will still expect visitors to respect its “culture”. Nasser Al Khater, Chief Executive Officer, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC, said: “Tonight was an immensely proud occasion for Qatar and the people of Al Rayyan. Qatar inaugurated the fourth of eight 2022 World Cup venues, the Al Rayyan Stadium, when the country hosted the Amir Cup final between Al-Sadd and Al-Arabi on Friday. Last Updated: Sat, Dec 19th, 2020, 20:21:04hrs. Qatar is now planning for a “complete normal” World Cup in 2022 after the rapid progress in producing vaccines for the coronavirus, the tournament CEO … He coached Australia at the last World Cup in Russia on a short-term deal. Lusail Stadium will be the biggest tournament venue for the 2022 World Cup and will host the final, along with matches during every stage of the event. The 40,000-capacity venue will host seven World Cup matches up to the round of 16. 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 2020 FIFA Club World Cup is scheduled to be the 17th edition of the FIFA Club World Cup, a FIFA-organised international club football tournament between the winners of the six continental confederations, as well as the host nation's league champions. Monday, 07 Dec 2020. info.