Plans for the sixth stadium which will host the 2022 World Cup in Qatar have been revealed.
The 40,000-seater Al Thumama Stadium, designed in the shape of a ‘gahfiya’ — a traditional headdress worn by Arab men — is the latest to be announced as Qatar gear up for demountable seating multi tiered bleacher football’s showpiece competition in five years’ time.
Al Thumama, situated four miles south of Qatar’s capital Doha, is one of seven stadiums now under construction, with Khalifa International Stadium in Doha having already been completed in May this year.
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Al Thumama is the latest stadium to have its design released for 2022 World Cup in Qatar
The stadium will have a 40,000 capacity but will reduce to 20,000 after the tournament
It has been designed in the shape of a ‘gahfiya’ — a traditional headdress worn by Arab men
It will play host to the competition’s group stage matches and demountable seating multi tiered bleacher up until the quarter-finals
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