On Saturday Qatar revealed the design for the stadium that would be hosting the 2022 World Cup final game in 4 years’ time for the very first time. The final would be played in the Middle East for the very first time.
The Lusail stadium which has the capacity of 80,000 seats would be the venue for the World Cup 2022 final. The layout of the stadium was disclosed in a detailed ceremony attended by the Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani—the ruler of Qatar and other high dignitaries, including the secretary general of United Nations—Antonio Guterres.
The head of the country’s World Cup Organizing body—Hassan al-Thawadi referred to the revealing ceremony as an important achievement.
He also said that every achievement is significant for them.
He further added that the announcement of the stadium is very important, and it is the last stadium too.
The Lusail stadium is the 8th and the final location to be unveiled for the Qatar World Cup.
The committee informed that the stadium layout is an inspiration taken from the Arab craftsman, it is designed by the British architects, Foster and Partners.
The stadium is nearby to the location of the earlier home of the founder of Qatar—Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammad bin Thani al-Thani.
It is a $45 billion project, situated 15 kilometres north to the capital of Doha.
The city of Lusail is a new city and is among the biggest schemes that have been undertaken by the government of Qatar. The city is undergoing tremendous transformations for the World Cup. The construction work is expected to finish in 2020.
The announcement of the World Cup 2022 final stadium came as the FIFA is still pondering on to expand the tournament from 32 to 48 teams.
If the expansion takes places, then there is presently a feasibility analysis underway—it is expected that the tournament games would be shared among other nations in the region.
Thawadi said that finally the decision regarding expansion would be made with FIFA and Qatar.