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World Cup: Stadium Guide - Lusail Stadium

The Lusail Stadium is the biggest stadium in Qatar and will host the final of the World Cup.

The Lusail Stadium was initially expected to be finished in 2020 but the completion date was postponed and it did not open until November 2021. It currently has a capacity of 80,000 but that is set to halve when the World Cup is over.

The stadium, which is located about 23km north of Doha in Lusail City, will host 10 matches during the tournament, including the final on 18th December.

WhatWorld Cup
WhereQatar
When20th November - 18th December 2022
How to watchAll matches will be shown on either the BBC or ITV
OddsBrazil 9/2, England 11/2, France 6/1, Argentina 7/1, Spain 8/1

Where is the Lusail Stadium?

The stadium is located about 23km north of Doha in Lusail City and will be served by the Doha Metro Red Line. Drivers can get to the stadium by using the Al Khor Expressway.

When was the Lusail Stadium built?

Construction began in April 2017 but delays meant it did not open in 2020 when it was originally scheduled to.

When was the Lusail Stadium opened?

It was finally completed on 22nd November 2021 and 10 months later it hosted the Lusail Super Cup. The match was arranged as a rehearsal for the World Cup finals and was contested between the Saudi Arabian champions, Al Hilal, and the champions of Egypt, Zamalek.

Key stadium details:

Stadium name:Lusail Stadium
Where:23km north of Doha
Tenants:Qatar national football team
Capacity:80,000
Opening date:22nd November 2021

What is the capacity of the Lusail Stadium?

The Lusail Stadium, which is owned by the Qatar Football Association, has a capacity of 80,000 and is the biggest stadium in Qatar.

After the World Cup it is planned to reduce the capacity of the stadium to 40,000 and it is hoped that the venue will then be able to feature affordable housing units, shops, food outlets, health clinics and even a school.

How big is the pitch at the Lusail Stadium?

TBC

Who plays at the Lusail Stadium?

No club side currently plays at the stadium and at the end of the World Cup most of the seats will be removed because "Lusail will not need its own football stadium after 2022".

What World Cup matches will be played at the Lusail Stadium?

DateMatch numberGroupTeam 1Team 2KO timeVenue
22nd November8CArgentinavSaudi Arabia13:00Lusail Stadium
24th November16GBrazilvSerbia22:00Lusail Stadium
26th November24CArgentinavMexico22:00Lusail Stadium
28th November32HPortugalvUruguay22:00Lusail Stadium
30th November40CSaudi ArabiavMexico22:00Lusail Stadium
2nd December48GCameroonvBrazil22:00Lusail Stadium
6th December56Round of 16Winners Group HvRunners-up Group G22:00Lusail Stadium
9th December57Quarter-finalsWinners match 49vWinners match 5022:00Lusail Stadium
13th December61Semi-finalsWinners match 57vWinners match 5822:00Lusail Stadium
18th December64FinalWinners match 61vWinners match 6218:00Lusail Stadium

What other major events have taken place at the Lusail Stadium?

There haven’t been any major events, aside from the Lusail Super Cup, played at Lusail Stadium.

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