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Two years to go: Qatar on course to deliver amazing World cup

Two years to go: 
Qatar on course to deliver 
amazing World cup

Tribune News Network
Doha
Exactly two years to go for the next edition of the FIFA World Cup and the hosts Qatar is well on course to deliver an amazing World Cup in 2022.
Qatar is moving at a faster pace to ensure that 2022 World Cup, the first for the Middle East and the Arab world, will be a platform that brings a pandemic-ravaged world together and help them celebrate the spirit of humanity.
The Infrastructure planned for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 has reached 90 percent completion, with the three stadiums that have already been finalised — Khalifa International, Al Janoub and Education City — safely hosting more than 100 matches in 2020 in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Three more tournament venues are in the final stages of construction. These are: Al Rayyan, Al Bayt and Al Thumama. The main works at the remaining two stadiums — Ras Abu Aboud and Lusail — are set to be completed in 2021.
Countrywide infrastructure is being delivered at a rapid pace, including the state-of-the-art Doha Metro — which was successfully utilised by fans during the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019 — new roads and the expansion of Hamad International Airport, which is planned to cater for more than 50 million visitors a year by 2022.
According to Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) Secretary-General Hassan Al Thawadi, the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will play a significant role in celebrating humanity and extend a platform to bring a post COVID-19 world together.
“This is an incredibly important FIFA World Cup — for Qatar, the region and the world. Qatar 2022 will introduce billions of people to the Middle East and Arab world for the first time, and help to foster a greater understanding and break down stereotypes that people may have of our country and the region. We’re very excited to welcome the world in 2022,” he said.
Among the many distinctive features, travelling fans will have the opportunity to potentially attend more than one match a day during the group stage, which will feature an exciting schedule with four daily fixtures.
The opening match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup would take place at the Al Bayt Stadium, a 60,000 capacity venue designed to resemble a traditional tent.
The final will be staged at the 80,000-capacity Lusail Stadium on December 18, 2022 — Qatar National Day.