Qatar has built seven stadiums for the 2022 World Cup.
The traditional form of football in Qatar is futsal, a variant of five-a-side soccer played on a smaller pitch with fewer players.
FIFA’s requirements for World Cup stadiums are more stringent than those for domestic leagues, which are often smaller and older.
Qatar has so far met FIFA’s minimum requirement of eight stadiums, but it still needs to build several more to fulfil its promise of 12 new venues.
In addition to the seven stadiums built by 2022, FIFA has given Qatar consent to use three existing venues: Khalifa International Stadium (the current home of the national team), Al Thumama Stadium and Qatar National Convention Centre.
Last modified: August 7, 2022