Qatar’s sixth stadium for the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be inaugurated on 22 October 2021 with the 49th Amir Cup final, organisers said late Sunday.
The Al Thumama Stadium joins the Khalifa International, Al Janoub, Education City, Ahmad Bin Ali and Al Bayt stadiums in being completed for the World Cup in 2022.
Two of Qatar’s top clubs – Al Sadd, coached by Barcelona and Spain icon Xavi and Al Rayyan, managed by French great Laurent Blanc – will contest the Amir Cup final.
The newly completed 40,000-capacity Al Thumama Stadium designed by Qatari architect, Ibrahim Jaidah will host matches up to and including the quarter-final at the World Cup.
Ras Abu Aboud and Losail Stadiums are the two other World Cup venues that will be completed late this year, according to organisers.
The World Cup in Qatar takes place from Nov. 21 to Dec.18, 2022.