Qatar announced the completion of the third stadium for the 2022 World Cup, state media reported late Thursday night, citing the UAE’s preparations for the regional dispute three years ago.
The Education City Stadium was scheduled to host the Club World Cup semi-finals on 16 December, but its inauguration was postponed due to a certificate delay.
“The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy and the Qatar Foundation announce the completion of the preparations for the third FIFA World Cup 2022 stadium, located in Education City,” the state-run Qatar News Agency reported.
The Education City ground, named for the surrounding university and research campuses, will host fixtures through to the quarter-finals.
After the tournament, half of its 40,000 seats will be donated to build stadiums in developing countries. Two and a half years before the World Cup kicks off, Qatar has already launched the brand new 40,000-capacity Al-Janoub stadium and the refurbished Khalifa International ground.