— Published 2 August 2022

Lusail Stadium inaugurated in September

The date is set. The organizing committee of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar announced that the Lusail stadium, north of Doha, will be officially opened on September 9. The stadium will host an international match between the champion clubs of Saudi Arabia and Egypt. The first of the two is already known, it is Al Hilal, who won the title last season. On the Egyptian side, the national champion will be designated soon. According to Hassan Al Thawadi, secretary general of the organizing committee, the match will be “the last step of our journey before the big kick-off of the World Cup on November 21“. The 80,000-seat Lusail Stadium will host the opening match and the final on December 18. Prior to its official opening on September 9, it will be used for the first time for a Qatari league match between Al-Arabi and Al-Rayyan on August 11.