Register Login Live

FIFA World Cup 2022

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.

Click through the gallery above to see some images of the eight 2022 FIFA World Cup stadiums!

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.

In Pictures: Liverpool's First Day At New R1bn Training Complex

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.

Calling all soccer fans: sign up for the weekly #SLNewsletter and you could WIN 1 of 20 MR D vouchers worth R200 each – sign up here!

Gallery: Ivory Coast Opens Stunning New Stadium Worth R4.2bn

The Largest Stadiums In Africa Revealed

Gallery: FNB Stadium Among World's Biggest Stadiums

9 comments

Top 5

Chiefs To Put Billiat On The Market

132 Feb 26, 2021 09:58 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Another Multimillion-Rand Claim Against Celtic?

5 Feb 26, 2021 01:42 PM in Siyagobhoza

20 Nominees For Stadium Of The Year Revealed

4 Feb 25, 2021 08:27 PM in World News

Can Sundowns Trio Emulate ‘CBD’?

23 Feb 26, 2021 03:59 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Chiefs To Put Billiat On The Market

132 Feb 26, 2021 09:58 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

10 Players Who Came From Rich Families

Feb 23, 2021 07:25 PM in World News

R3m For Benni’s Influential Duo?

1 Feb 26, 2021 03:01 PM in Siyagobhoza

Chiefs In Talks To Sign Swallows Star

54 Feb 28, 2021 09:01 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Chiefs Confirm Special Flight, Release Travelling Squad

172 Feb 25, 2021 01:02 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

18 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Another Ex-Bafana Star To Land PSL Coaching Job

Feb 25, 2021 05:01 PM in Siyagobhoza

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Injury Update On Pirates’ Lorch

7 Feb 26, 2021 07:24 AM in Orlando Pirates