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In Pictures: World Cup Stadiums Two Years Ahead Of 2022

With the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar kicking off this week in two years' time, we had a look at how the eight stadiums being built for the tournaments are progressing.

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FIFA confirmed in an update this week that "three stadiums have been inaugurated and are fully operational, with the remaining five at various stages of construction.

"All eight stadiums will be completed well in advance of the tournament, which will kick off on 21 November 2022."

The Khalifa International, the Al Janoub and the Education City stadiums are the three completed arenas, while the Lusail Stadium and the Ras Abu Aboud Stadium are furthest away from completion.

The latter will be built using 998 modular containers, "with the delivery and installation of all remaining containers now completed", according to FIFA.

The Lusail Stadium, meanwhile, will be somewhat the flagship arena of the tournament as it is set to host 10 matches, including the final.

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The 80 000-seater will also become the centrepiece of Lusail – a newly built, state-of-the-art metropolis – and the stadium's concrete works and bowl steel installation have been completed, while the roof lift has commenced.

"The installation of the stadium's steel structure and facade are ongoing, as are the mechanical, engineering, plumbing and finishing works," FIFA stated.

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