#World Cup 2022

World Cup 2022 Stadiums & Host Cities

World Cup 2022 Stadiums

World Cup 2022 Stadiums & Host Cities

For the first time in the history of FIFA, the World Cup will be played in Qatar, and for the first time in the history the World Cup will be played in Winter (November-December).

8 stadiums will host the final tournament matches. Most of the stadiums are newly created specially for the World Cup 2022.

So, let’s have a look at the 8 host cities and the World Cup 2022 stadiums one by one.

1. Lusail Stadium, Doha

Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail

The Lusail Stadium has the largest capacity among the World Cup 2022 stadiums. The stadium will host 10 matches, among them the World Cup 2022 final and one of the semi-finals.

Group Stage Matches

22 November, 2022 – 13:00 Local time

Argentina vs Saudi Arabia

24 November, 2022 – 22:00 Local time

Brazil vs Serbia

26 November, 2022 – 22:00 Local time

Argentina vs Mexico

28 November, 2022 – 22:00 Local time

Portugal vs Uruguay

30 November, 2022 – 22:00 Local time

Saudi Arabia vs Mexico

02 December, 2022 – 22:00 Local time

Cameroon vs Brazil

Round of 16 Match

06 December, 2022 – 22:00 Local time

1H vs 2G

Quarter-finals Match

09 December, 2022 – 22:00 Local time

W49 vs W50

Semi-finals Match

13 December, 2022 – 22:00 Local time

W57 vs W58

Final Match

18 December, 2022 – 22:00 Local time

W61 vs W62

2. Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor City

Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor

This stadium is the largest by capacity: 60,000. It will host 9 matches, including a semi-final and quarter-final match.

Group Stage Matches

21 November, 2022 – 19:00 Local time

Qatar vs Ecuador

23 November, 2022 – 13:00 Local time

Morocco vs Croatia

25 November, 2022 – 22:00 Local time

England vs USA

27 November, 2022 – 22:00 Local time

Spain vs Germany

29 November, 2022 – 18:00 Local time

Netherlands vs Qatar

01 December, 2022 – 22:00 Local time

… vs Germany

Round of 16 Match

04 December, 2022 – 22:00 Local time

1B vs 2A

Quarter-finals Match

10 December, 2022 – 22:00 Local time

W51 vs W52

Semi-finals Match

14 December, 2022 – 22:00 Local time

W59 vs W60

3. Khalifa International Stadium, Doha

Khalifa International Stadium, Doha

This stadium is Qatar’s most historic football venue. This stadium hosted the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup, including the Final between Liverpool and Flamengo. In this World Cup, the stadium will host 8 matches.

Group Stage Matches

21 November, 2022 – 16:00 Local time

England vs IR Iran

23 November, 2022 – 16:00 Local time

Germany vs Japan

25 November, 2022 – 19:00 Local time

Netherlands vs Ecuador

27 November, 2022 – 19:00 Local time

Croatia vs Canada

29 November, 2022 – 18:00 Local time

Ecuador vs Senegal

01 December, 2022 – 22:00 Local time

Japan vs Spain

Round of 16 Match

03 December, 2022 – 18:00 Local time

1A vs 2B

Play-off for Third Place

17 December, 2022 – 18:00 Local time

RU61 vs RU62

4. Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan

Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan

The 40,000-capacity stadium was completed in 2020. It will host 8 World Cup 2022 matches.

Group Stage Matches

22 November, 2022 – 16:00 Local time

Denmark vs Tunisia

24 November, 2022 – 16:00 Local time

Uruguay vs Korea Republic

26 November, 2022 – 16:00 Local time

Poland vs Saudi Arabia

28 November, 2022 – 16:00 Local time

Korea Republic vs Ghana

30 November, 2022 – 18:00 Local time

Tunisia vs France

02 December, 2022 – 18:00 Local time

Korea Republic vs Portugal

5. Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, Doha

Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, Doha

Ras Abu Aboud (Stadium 974) is a 40,000-seat stadium. It’s located on the shores of the Gulf.

The stadium will host 7 matches at the 2022 World Cup.

Group Stage Matches

22 November, 2022 – 19:00 Local time

Mexico vs Poland

24 November, 2022 – 19:00 Local time

Portugal vs Ghana

26 November, 2022 – 19:00 Local time

France vs Denmark

28 November, 2022 – 19:00 Local time

Brazil vs Switzerland

30 November, 2022 – 22:00 Local time

Poland vs Argentina

02 December, 2022 – 22:00 Local time

Serbia vs Switzerland

Round of 16 Match

05 December, 2022 – 22:00 Local time

1G vs 2H

6. Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah

Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah

This stadium opened in May 2019 with the Amir Cup final. It’s located in the southern city of Al Wakrah and has a capacity of 40,000 seats. The stadium will host 7 World Cup matches.

Group Stage Matches

22 November, 2022 – 22:00 Local time

France vs …

24 November, 2022 – 13:00 Local time

Switzerland vs Cameroon

26 November, 2022 – 13:00 Local time

Tunisia vs …

28 November, 2022 – 19:00 Local time

Cameroon vs Serbia

30 November, 2022 – 18:00 Local time

… vs Denmark

02 December, 2022 – 18:00 Local time

Ghana vs Uruguay

Round of 16 Match

05 December, 2022 – 18:00 Local time

1E vs 2F

7. Al Thumama Stadium, Al Thumama

Al Thumama Stadium

Al Thumama Stadium is located 12km south of Doha’s glittering skyline. The stadium will host 8 World Cup matches.

Group Stage Matches

21 November, 2022 – 13:00 Local time

Senegal vs Netherlands

23 November, 2022 – 19:00 Local time

Spain vs …

25 November, 2022 – 16:00 Local time

Qatar vs Senegal

27 November, 2022 – 16:00 Local time

Belgium vs Morocco

29 November, 2022 – 22:00 Local time

IR Iran vs USA

01 December, 2022 – 18:00 Local time

Canada vs Morocco

Round of 16 Match

04 December, 2022 – 18:00 Local time

1D vs 2C

Quarter-Finals

10 December, 2022 – 18:00 Local time

W55 vs W56

8. Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan

Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan

Ahmad bin Ali Stadium is the smaller post-tournament arena. It has a capacity of 40,000 seats. It will host the following matches:

 

Group Stage Matches

21 November, 2022 – 22:00 Local time

Group B: USA vs …

23 November, 2022 – 22:00 Local time

Group F: Belgium vs Canada

25 November, 2022 – 13:00 Local time

Group B: … vs IR Iran

27 November, 2022 – 13:00 Local time

Group E: Japan vs …

29 November, 2022 – 22:00 Local time

Group B: … vs England

01 December, 2022 – 18:00 Local time

Group F: Croatia vs Belgium

Round of 16 Match

03 December, 2022 – 22:00 Local time

1C vs 2D

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