Fifa World Cup

Qatar 2022

 Qatar Amir receives the mantle of hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar

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32 Teams


21 November – 18 December

Qatar 2022

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to be the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international men’s association football championship contested by the national teams of the member associations of FIFA. It is scheduled to take place in Qatar in 2022. This will be the first World Cup ever to be held in the Arab world and the first in a Muslim-majority country. This will be the second World Cup held entirely in Asia after the 2002 tournament in South Korea and Japan. In addition, the tournament will be the last to involve 32 teams, with an increase to 48 teams scheduled for the 2026 tournament in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The reigning World Cup champions are France.

This will also mark the first World Cup that will not be held in May, June, or July; the tournament is instead scheduled for late November until mid-December. It is to be played in a reduced timeframe of around 28 days, with the final being held on 18 December 2022, which is also Qatar National Day.

Qatar World cup
Qatar World cup

Al Rayyan Stadium

Design inspiration: A seventh shape, a shield, brings together all the others, representing the strength and unity that is particularly relevant to the proud desert city of Al Rayyan.

2022 capacity: 40,000.

Location: ‎Umm Al Afaei‎, ‎Al Rayyan, Qatar.

Al Bayt Stadium

Design inspiration: The bayt al-sha’ar of nomadic peoples who have lived in Qatar’s deserts for millennia.

2022 capacity: 60,000

Location: Situated in the city of Al-Khor

Al Janoub Stadium

Design inspiration: The sails of traditional dhow boats

2022 capacity: 40,000

Location: Al Wakrah, Qatar

Education City stadium

Design inspiration: The rich history of Islamic architecture blended with striking modernity.

2022 capacity: 40,000.

Location: Ar-Rayyan, Qatar.

Al Thumama Stadium

Design inspiration: The gahfiya (traditional woven cap) worn by men and boys in the Middle East.

2022 capacity: 40,000.

Location: Doha, Qatar.

Ras Abu Aboud Stadium

Design inspiration: A beacon of innovation and sustainability on the shores of the Gulf.

2022 capacity: 40,000.

Location: Doha, Qatar.

Lusail Stadium

Design inspiration: The interplay of light and shadow that characterises the fanar lantern

2022 capacity: 80,000

Location: ‎Lusail, Qatar.

Khalifa International Stadium

Design inspiration: An ultra-modern stadium that honors Qatar’s sporting history.

2022 capacity: 40,000

Location: Al Waab St, Doha, Qatar

Sustainability Strategy

The FIFA World Cup 2022 Sustainability Strategy will enable us to deliver a tournament that sets new benchmarks for social, human, economic and environmental development.

This tournament will change the way future FIFA World Cup competitions and other sporting mega-events are organised. It will build a lasting, sustainable legacy that contributes to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Qatar National Vision 2030.



Qatar is committed to delivering a carbon-neutral FIFA World Cup through best construction practices, leaving a climate legacy for Qatar and the region.

Qatar stadiums, training sites and transport infrastructure are designed and built according to sustainable building standards, winning awards for their forward-thinking principles.

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Qatar wants their sustainability initiatives to be an example to other organisers, so they can see how to adapt and maintain their strategies to safeguard the rights and welfare of workers, as well as improve local communities’ wellbeing.

Qatar is changing the status quo by looking out for future generations and providing opportunities for training and capacity building.



Qatar wante to bolster Qatar’s business environment and provide opportunities for home-grown companies and entrepreneurs, so we’re prioritising local in our delivery of the FIFA World Cup 2022.

Qatar is encouraging the country’s businesses to share our passion for innovation and sustainable practices, which will also reduce carbon emissions.



Qatar is committed to delivering an inclusive, connected FIFA World Cup. Qatar has always been a vibrantly multicultural place, where people come together, and we’re building a tournament experience around this.

Qatar is also adapting to become more accessible for people with disabilities.



It is not enough to simply write a sustainability strategy – it needs to implemented too. Qatar monitors their progress and performance.

Qatar also publish transparent reports on our progress: all to make sure we’re delivering an ethical FIFA World Cup.