Qatar 2022 World Cup: Breathtaking close-up view of the spectacular Khalifa Stadium in Doha

Qatar 2022 World Cup: Breathtaking close-up view of the spectacular Khalifa Stadium in Doha

- The Khalifa International stadium is one of the facilities lined up to host the 2022 World Cup

- The stadium is among the first to be completed among those that will host the mundial

- It is also doubles up as the home-ground to the Qatar national football team

The 2022 Qatar World Cup could be a little over three years away, but preparations for the global extravaganza are on course.

Ahead of the tournament, world football governing body, FIFA, earmarked some of the stadiums in Qatar that will host the competition - including the now complete Khalifa International Stadium in Doha.

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The 40,000 capacity arena is one the spectacular eight stadiums that are scheduled to play host to the 2022 World Cup.

The stadium has already been given the greenlight for the competition.

Photos of the facility which also doubles up as the home-ground to the Qatar national football team have since emerged, and it would be safe to conclude the stadium is breathtaking.

The stadium is named after the former Emir of Qatar, Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani and is owned by the Qatar Football Association.

It was first inaugurated in 1976 and has been reopened after undergoing an extreme makeover ahead of the World Cup.

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The ground now features two iconic arches that sweep over the stadium and boasts of sophisticated technologies.

Thus far, it has already hosted the Gulf Cup, Asian Games and the AFC Asian Cup.

Renowned global football stars Neymar and Kylian Mbappe have also trained at the facility during Paris Saint-Germain's winter training camp in the Middle East.

However, despite its relatively prestigious status, there are other stadiums in the country jostling to be the most ostentatiously attractive.

The Lusail Stadium which is lined up for completion in 2020 is set to be the largest stadium of the tournament with a sitting capacity of 80,000 fans.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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