Al Janoub Stadium an architectural masterpiece: Western media May 19, 2019 0 964 12345 Tribune News NetworkDohaAl Janoub Stadium, formerly Al Wakrah Stadium, has been garnering worldwide praise for its engineering marvel since its grand opening on Thursday.The architectural masterpiece is the first stadium of the 2022 FIFA World Cup to be fully built and the second to be ready to host the World Cup following the opening of Khalifa International Stadium in May 2017. The international press, especially the western media, has gone gaga over the stunning design of the Al Janoub Stadium.French newspaper Le Figaro said Qatar opened the first stadium commissioned for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in a dazzling ceremony. The newspaper said the atmosphere during the opening ceremony was simply amazing, which was admired by a number of international guests.Der Spiegel, a German magazine, was equally magnanimous in its praise of the stadium.“Qatar is planning to host the 2022 World Cup by constructing stadiums that are equipped with air conditioners to provide a cool and comfortable atmosphere,” Der Spiegel said in its report. Die Welt, another German newspaper, said the Al Janoub Stadium opened long before the 2022 World Cup in a beautiful ceremony that impressed the audience. The Goal said the Al Janoub Stadium has left an everlasting impact on Fernando Hierro. The Spaniard was present when the second completed venue for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar was inaugurated. “It is amazing. The atmosphere is great for football. It is the second opening of a 2022 World Cup venue and the stadium is amazing,” Hierro quoted as saying by Goal.Magazines and websites specialised in design and architecture also heaped huge praise on the Al Janoub Stadium and its wonderful design. Spanish magazine Arch Daily said the Al Janoub Stadium, designed by late architect Zaha Hadid, with a sitting capacity of 40,000 spectators can be reduced to accommodate 20,000 following the conclusion of the World Cup. These seats have been designed to be demountable and transportable to a developing country in need for sporting infrastructure. The design reflects the maritime traditions and history of the coastal city of Al Wakrah, incorporating traditional boat design in an abstract manner, and combining them with practical responses to the climate, context, and functional requirements of a football stadium, the magazine said. Pages 12 POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Aoun lauds Amir’s support for Lebanon May 19, 2019 0 1580 Amir to visit Kuwait today May 19, 2019 0 724 Attiyah meets Turkish defence minister May 19, 2019 0 1035 Saudi practising racial discrimination against Qatar pilgrims: AHW Tribune News Network Doha The global monitoring organisation, Al Haramain Watch (AHW), has accused the authorities in Saudi Arabia of practising racial discrimination against pilgrims from Qatar for the third year in .. Samba sets record in Shanghai, qualifies for Tokyo Olympics Qatar’s rising star Abderrahman Samba opened his 2019 Diamond League season in style with a world leading time of 47.27 seconds to set the men’s 400-meter hurdles meet record in Shanghai. The 23-year-old clocked 47.27s .. 68,725 take Doha Metro to reach Al Janoub Stadium for Amir Cup final A record 68,725 people took Doha Metro to reach the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah on Thursday to watch the Amir Cup final between Al Saad and Al Duhail. Doha Metro’s Red Line, which was opened to public recently, has been a hit ..