Qatar World Cup 2022: Al Thumama Stadium revealed

Plans for the sixth stadium which will host the 2022 World Cup in Qatar have been revealed.

The 40,000-seater Al Thumama Stadium, designed in the shape of a ‘gahfiya’ — a traditional headdress worn by Arab men — is the latest to be announced as Qatar gear up for football’s showpiece competition in five years’ time. 

Al Thumama, situated four miles south of Qatar’s capital Doha, is one of seven stadiums now under construction, with Khalifa International Stadium in Doha having already been completed in May this year.

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Al Thumama is the latest stadium to have its design released for 2022 World Cup in Qatar

The stadium will have a 40,000 capacity but will reduce to 20,000 after the tournament

It has been designed in the shape of a ‘gahfiya’ — a traditional headdress worn by Arab men

It will play host to the competition’s group stage matches and up until the quarter-finals

WORLD CUP STADIUMS STATE-OF-PLAY 

Khalifa International Stadium — Built and opened May 2017 

Al Bayt Stadium – Scheduled to be built by the end of 2018

Al Wakrah Stadium – Scheduled to be built by the end of 2018 

Al Rayyan Stadium – Scheduled to be built by early 2019

Qatar Foundation Stadium – Scheduled to be built by end of 2019

Ras Abu Aboud — Plans to be announced

Lusail Stadium — Plans to be announced

It will play host to some of the competition’s group stage matches and will be used until the quarter-finals — with plans for Lusail Stadium, the venue of the final, yet to be revealed.

Lusail Stadium will seat 86,000 people and stage the opening ceremony as well as the tournament’s showpiece. Plans for Ras Abu Aboud, another stadium which will sit just across the water from Doha city centre, are also to be…

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