Qatar aims to outdo Russia as 2022 host

The Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, is a refurbished 48,000-seat venue that dates back to 1976. Qatar will be using only eight stadiums for the 2022 World Cup to suit the country's post-event needs.
The Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, is a refurbished 48,000-seat venue that dates back to 1976. Qatar will be using only eight stadiums for the 2022 World Cup to suit the country's post-event needs.PHOTO: REUTERS

Country's compact nature will ease travel for fans; all stadiums within an hour's commute

Football fans heading to Qatar 2022 will, for the first time in World Cup history, be able to watch two or three live games a day.

This was revealed to The Straits Times by Fatma Al Nuaimi, director of communications for Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), the official organising body, this week.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 20, 2018, with the headline 'Qatar aims to outdo Russia as 2022 host'. Print Edition | Subscribe