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 Khalifa International Stadium.
Where is Khalifa International Stadium located?
The Khalifa International Stadium is located in Al Rayyan, 5 km west of the center of Doha.
What is the capacity?
Khalifa International Stadium can accommodate 45,416 fans.
Who plays it?
Khalifa International Stadium is home to the Qatar national team, but no clubs play there.
When was it finished?
Khalifa International Stadium opened in 1976, but was renovated for the World Cup.
Modernization work began in 2014 and was completed in 2017, making it the first World Cup venue to be fully completed.
How much did it cost?
According Sky News (opens in a new tab)the reported cost of the renovations was between £70m and £280m.
Which 2022 World Cup matches will be played at the Khalifa International Stadium?
- November 21: England – Iran (Group B)
- November 23: Germany – Japan (Group E)
- November 25: Netherlands – Ecuador (Group A)
- November 27: Croatia – Canada (Group F)
- November 29: Ecuador – Senegal (Group A)
- December 1: Japan – Spain (Group E)
- December 3: Winner Group A – Second Group B (16th round)
- December 17: Game for third place
What will happen to the Khalifa International Stadium after the World Cup?
The Khalifa International Stadium will continue to operate as one of the country’s premier post-World Cup sports venues following its renovation.