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Sports Team Up With Health At FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

The next FIFA World Cup 2022 will take place from 21 November to 18 December 2022. Qatar will host amidst strict health and safety measures. Through these measures, Qatar hopes to raise awareness and protect visitors during the event.

Hosting such a crucial sports competition is an ambitious project. Qatar’s government seems to have made significant strides in its preparation. During the process to prepare for the FIFA World Cup 2022 the World Health Organization (WHO) was an important partner. Qatar’s government and the WHO highlighted the importance of physical and mental health during the World Cup competition. along with appropriate sports venues to host several thousands of fans.

Overview Of The FIFA World Cup 2022 Project

Qatar is on the way to accomplishing a significant goal of hosting the World Cup. Building a series of Stadiums to accommodate the large expected crowds has been an impressive feat. Many are still under construction, but they are mostly reaching their final stages.

In addition to the stadium projects, Qatar and the WHO partnered on the Healthy 2022 World Cup Project. The goal of the project is “Creating Legacy for Sport and Health.” The project is an effort to emphasize and promote healthy behaviors throughout the event.

The FIFA World Cup 2022 represents a huge sports event with an advertising reach to millions of soccer fans. It represents an unique opportunity to present a message of health in a global event. The goal of the program is to create an ongoing connection between the world of sports and the field of health. The project focuses on encouraging exercise, healthy food choices, and quitting tobacco.

Technical Features Of Qatar’s 8 FIFA Stadiums


The physical preparation for the FIFA World Cup was building dedicated stadiums. These designs of the stadiums needed to meet demanding technical requirements. All stadiums have a larger seating capacity than any other sports venue in the region. Authorities expect a peak of foreign visitors in Qatar for the FIFA World Cup 2022. These guests plus the local fans explain average capacities of up to 80,000. Here’s a quick overview of the new sports arenas in Qatar:

Lusail Stadium

This stadium has an impressive capacity of 80,000. The inauguration of this stadium is scheduled for December 2021. Lusail Stadium is located in the city of the same name. It will host both the first and last match of the FIFA competition. As the flagship stadium it will host games throughout the tournament. The construction of the stadium is the work of the British architecture firm Foster & Partners.

Khalifa International Stadium

With a capacity of 40,000 , Khalifa International Stadium will host matches up to the third-place play-offs. Active since 2017, this stadium was the first completed venue in Qatar. The city of Doha, where the stadium is located, is already implementing its public transportation network for the FIFA event.

Al Thumana Stadium

This is another sports venue in Doha. It’s the sixth stadium to be inaugurated for the FIFA event. The inauguration was on 25 October 2021. It will host matches up to the quarter-final stage. Al Thumana stadium was designed by the Arab Engineering Bureau (AEB). Stylish and modern aesthetic includes architectural elements from the Islamic culture. The stadium appears to almost melt perfectly in the landscape.

Ras Abu Aboud Stadium

Doha can boast even a third sports venue for the FIFA 2022 event. The Ras Abu Aboud Stadium is still under construction, but we already know it can host 40,000. This unique stadium is constructed of modified shipping containers. Also, it’s the first venue in history to be fully dismounted after use. It will host matches up to the round of 16.

Al Janoub Stadium

This stadium is in Wakrah, where it was inaugurated in May 2019. Its capacity is up to 40.000 seats. Al Janoub Stadium was the first venue to be built from scratch. It will host matches up to the round of 16 in the FIFA World Cup event.

Education City Stadium

Education City Stadium can host up to 40,000 people. It is set to host matches up to the quarter-final stage of the FIFA World Cup 2022. Inaugurated in June 2020, the stadium is dedicated to healthcare workers who braved the pandemic.

Al Bayt Stadium

This stadium is in the northern city of Al Khor. It’s capacity is 60,000 and will host matches up to the semi-final stage of the FIFA World Cup competition. The stadium has a tent-like design reminiscent of those used by the nomadic peoples of the Gulf region. At least 28,000 seats will be removed and donated to developing countries after the FIFA matches.

Al Rayyan Stadium

Al Rayyan Stadium was inaugurated two years before the beginning of the 2022 final match on 18 December 2020. The stadium has a capacity of 40,000 seats. The stadium is in the city of Al Rayyan and will host games up to the round of 16.

Qatar is proud to be the first Middle East country to host a FIFA event while ensuring the healthiest condition. The legacy with the WHO will surely change the approach to sports events from now in the future.




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