In 100 days the World Cup begins in Qatar
It will start one day earlier than scheduled. The opening match will be played by the host team and Ecuador.
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"The 2022 FIFA World Cup will kick off with an even bigger celebration for fans in Qatar and around the world. On Sunday, November 20, the hosts will face Ecuador at 7:00 pm (local time) in what will be the only match of the day," the organization said.
Qatar is looking forward to the historic event, with all its infrastructure completed, pending the inauguration on September 9 of the Lusail stadium, the largest stadium with a capacity of 80,000, which will also host the final on December 18.
A total of eight stadiums will host the matches of the Qatar 2022 World Cup, six of them are newly built and two are remodeled (Ahmad Bin Ali and Khalifa), as a central idea they want to represent the Arab history and set their sights on the future.
Three of the stadiums (974, Education City and Al Thumama) are designed by Spanish architect Fenwick Iribarren, and the Government of Qatar has pledged to donate part of its infrastructure to developing countries.
The last stadium to be inaugurated will be "Lusail", located in the city of Lusail, 15 km north of downtown Doha, and will be inaugurated for the Group C match between Argentina and Saudi Arabia on November 22.
The organizers of the world event stressed that it "embodies Qatar's ambition and passion to share Arab culture with the world," in a play of light and shadow that characterizes the lantern of the "fanar."
The Arab country expects to receive 1.2 million spectators, and the hotels have already bet on innovating and optimizing the structures with some 4,000 rooms in cruise ships that will serve as accommodation during the World Cup.