The Qatari World Cup 2022 (opens in a new tab) fast approaching, the action due to begin in November.
We know the teams that will be there, but what about the venues?
Eight stadiums across Qatar will host the first-ever Winter World Cup.
The short distances between them offer a novelty compared to previous years – the furthest distance between two 2022 World Cup stadiums is around 45 miles.
Here are some answers to key questions about Stadium 974.
Where is Stadium 974?
Stadium 974 is located on the seafront of Doha, the Qatari capital, about 4 km from the center.
What is the capacity?
Stadium 974 can accommodate 40,000 fans.
Who plays it?
Stadium 974 is a temporary venue and has no home team.
When was it finished?
Work began in 2017 and the stadium opened in November 2021, when it hosted a FIFA Arab Cup match between the United Arab Emirates and Syria.
Stadium 974 hosted five matches in this tournament.
How much did it cost?
The cost of Stadium 974 is unknown.
Which 2022 World Cup matches will be played at Al Janoub Stadium?
- November 22: Mexico – Poland (Group C)
- November 24: Portugal – Ghana (Group H)
- November 26: France – Denmark (Group D)
- November 28: Brazil – Switzerland (Group G)
- November 30: Poland – Argentina (Group C)
- December 2: Serbia – Switzerland (Group G)
- December 5: Winner Group H – Second Group G (round of 32)
What will happen to Stadium 974 after the World Cup?
Stadium 974, which takes its name from being made from 974 shipping containers – as well as the international call sign for Qatar – is the first fully demountable World Cup venue ever.
It will be dismantled after the tournament to make way for waterfront development.