09 Oct 2017 - 17:16
Doha: Xavi Hernandez said he is open to being Qatar's coach when it hosts the 2022 World Cup and claimed that he is "very proud" to be in Doha.
09 Oct 2017 - 17:44
Doha: First concrete was poured at Al THumama stadium, one of the eight FIFA World Cup 2022 venues.
The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) has today published a video showing workers laying the first concrete.
Al Thumama stadium designed by Qatari architect Ibrahim M Jaidah, Chief Architect of Arab Engineering Bureau (AEB), is inspired by the ‘gahfiya’ headdress worn in the region.
The stadium is due to be completed in 2020. The main contractor is a joint-venture between Qatari company Al Jaber Engineering and Turkey’s Tekfen Construction.
Al Thumama Stadium will be built on pitches currently used by the Qatar Football Association. The Al Thumama district is located in Doha’s southern suburbs, 12km from Hamad International Airport.
The stadium will seat 40,000 fans in 2022, with the capacity reduced to 20,000 in legacy mode and the excess seats donated to a nation in need of sporting infrastructure.