2022 World Cup: Qatar to inaugurate 2 stadiums

Two stadiums for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be inaugurated during the Arab Cup in November, organisers said.

The Al Bayt stadium will host Qatar’s opener against Bahrain, while the Ras Abu Aboud stadium will host the encounter between the United Arab Emirates and Syria.

The FIFA Arab Cup 2021 is set to kick off on Nov. 30, with 16 teams from across the Arab world.

In October, another World Cup stadium, Al Thumama, will host the 49th Amir Cup final between Qatar Stars League sides Al Rayyan and Al Sadd.

The inauguration, scheduled for Oct. 22, will mark the completion of the fifth stadium for the World Cup after Khalifa International, Al Janoub, Education City and Ahmad Bin Ali.

The 40,000-seat arena will also be one of six Qatar 2022 venues to be featured during the FIFA Arab Cup later this year.

All eight World Cup stadiums will be ready well in advance of the tournament, which kicks off on Nov. 21, 2022.

The inauguration date of the Lusail Stadium, which will host the World Cup final, has yet to be announced. 

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