FIFA World Cup 2022 is just round the corner and the excitement levels are at peak. Here is a look at the Lusail Iconic Stadium which will host the final.
The FIFA World Cup is the pinnacle of success in world football. The majestic tournament has seen several great players become legends over the years. The greatness of the honour and glory has made several great footballing nations take part in the World Cup over it’s long history which has lasted for more than nine decades. With the 2022 edition in Qatar just round the corner, the excitement is ever growing and the fans are eager as ever.
A total of eight stadiums will be hosting the matches throughout the World Cup in Qatar. Given it is the first time that the country will host a major international tournament, all the stadiums were constructed afresh and will be used for the first time on a global scene. For the first time ever, all venues used for the World Cup will be used for the knockout-round matches. Let’s have a look at the first venue, Lusail Iconic Stadium.
The Lusail Iconic Stadium is the biggest of the eight stadiums that will host the World Cup fixtures. It has a whopping capacity of 80,000 making it one of the biggest stadiums in the world, capacity wise. The stadium’s richness and splendor reflects how significant the tournament is for Qatar. It’s construction started way back in April, 2017 and was opened in November, 2021. In September, 2022 the Lusail Iconic Stadium hosted the Saudi-Egyptian Super Cup between Al-Hilal and Zamalek.
Lusail Iconic Stadium is supposed to host 10 fixtures in the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The group stage encounter between Argentina and Saudi Arabia will be the first of these. The stadium will get the opportunity to host both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as Portugal will also be playing their game against Uruguay here. The stadium will also host a round of 16 fixture, one quarter final, one semi final and the biggest football fixture, the FIFA World Cup final.