Qatar World Cup 2022 venue Stadium 974 ready to host Arab Cup games

Stadium 974 has been officially unveiled and will host its first match on 30 November when UAE and Syria go head-to-head on the opening day of the 2021 Arab Cup

Press Trust of India November 23, 2021 09:46:40 IST
Qatar World Cup 2022 venue Stadium 974 ready to host Arab Cup games

This handout photo provided by Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy on Monday shows a view of Stadium 974 in the Ras Abu Aboud district of the Qatari capital Doha. AFP

Doha: Qatar 2022 venue Stadium 974 has been officially unveiled and will host its first match on 30 November when the United Arab Emirates and Syria go head-to-head on the opening day of the 2021 Arab Cup.

Stadium 974 is the seventh tournament venue to be completed by the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) and follows Khalifa International, Al Janoub, Education City, Ahmad Bin Ali, Al Bayt and Al Thumama in being declared ready to host matches during next year's World Cup, which is scheduled to kick off on 21 November.

The venue, formerly known as Ras Abu Aboud, has a unique and innovative design — it's constructed primarily from shipping containers and this makes it the first fully demountable stadium in the history of international football's showpiece tournament.

Stadium 974, located close to Doha Port, directly opposite the spectacular West Bay skyline, will play host to seven matches up to the round of 16 stage during Qatar 2022.

During the Arab Cup, which will conclude on 18 December, the 40,000-capacity stadium will stage six matches, including the first semi-final and the third-place play-off.

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