Qatar is preparing for a magnificent football exhibition at the FIFA World Cup. A staggering $200 billion USD is being spent on pre-event infrastructure, including seven new stadiums, roads, and highways. Speaking of stadiums, the Khalifa International Stadium in Qatar is a long-time favorite among sports fans.
With world-class amenities and seating configurations, this venue will surprise fans during the next FIFA tournament. In this article we will discuss the legendary Khalifa International Stadium.
Qatar's Khalifa Stadium: Its Most Historic Site?
A fun fact: the Khalifa Stadium has a significant history, in addition to hosting the 2017 World Cup. The Al Rayyan stadium, built in 1976, has been a cornerstone in Qatar's sporting culture, hosting major events in the past. "The stadium has offered a tremendous boost to the hopes of people who dream of a great sporting future for the country," locals say.
The Khalifa International Stadium Qatar has hosted the most events. What you need to know.
The AFC Asian Cup final was held in the Khalifa International Stadium in 2011, which Japan won 1-0 in extra time.
The Khalifa Stadium Doha has hosted several international friendly matches, most notably England against Brazil.
Already, the stadium has hosted the Arabian Gulf Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup.
Surprisingly, it hosted the Emir Cup final and a few FIFA Club World Cup matches in May 2017.