FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar Interesting Facts [Infographic]

July 28, 2022

For the first time ever, the Middle East will host the FIFA World Cup, the most important football tournament in the world, with Qatar serving as the venue. The competition will begin in the winter of 2022, and a month-long carnival will be held in the most famous country in the Middle East.

But, you know, there are a lot of factors that will make the 2022 World Cup one of the most distinctive tournaments in football history. Let’s examine some of the most intriguing details that make the 2022 World Cup special in every aspect. VOI makes an effort to compile it from several sources.

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infographic by Web design Qatar

The costliest World Cup ever

The amount that Qatar is spending to get ready for the 2022 world cup is another remarkable evidence regarding the tournament. According to reports, Qatar spent 200 billion US dollars on infrastructure projects, including the building of hotels, highways, stadiums, and other facilities. As a result, the World Cup in Qatar will rank one of the most costliest tournaments ever.

Stadiums hosting the World Cup in the fewest number possible

The number of stadiums for the 2022 world cup in Qatar is another distinctive feature. The number of stadiums planned by Qatar for FIFA 2022 is only eight, which is the fewest venues for a world cup in living memory.

other interesting facts:

FIFA World cup 2022

  • كأس العالم لكرة القدم
  • First world cup in the Arab world
  • 5 million expected visitors. > There will be an estimated 1300 flights coming to Qatar on a daily basis for the whole month.
  • Qatar 2022 World Cup stadiums will have > 26 times the number of doors as in the White House > 7 times as many as Buckingham Palace > 84,000 tonnes of structural steel
  • Multibillion dollar world cup – US$220 billion > Most Expensive World Cup Ever
  • 60 times the $3.5 billion that South Africa spent on the 2010
  • Final match ticket would be $1,607, 46% higher than the 2018 world cup
  • Kylian Mbappé is the highest valued player 160 million Euro
  • England football team ranks first in market value out of all the teams that qualified for the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar €1260 million

Qatar Efforts:

  • Qatar spending around $8bn-$10bn on 8 stadia
  • Al Bayt Stadium – Reported cost $847m – Capacity: 60,000
  • Lusail Stadium – Reported cost: $767m- Capacity: 80,000
  • Al Janoub Stadium Reported cost: €587m Capacity: 40,000
  • Ahmed bin Ali Stadium – Reported cost: $360m – Capacity: 40,000
  • Education City Stadium Cost: $700m – Capacity: 40,000
  • Stadium 974 Capacity: 40,000 (Qatar’s international dialling code Stadium)
  • Khalifa International Stadium – Reported cost: varies from £70m to £280m+ – Capacity: 45,416
  • Al Thumama Stadium – Reported cost: $342.5m – Capacity: 40,000
  • Qatar built first GSAS five rated – Education City Stadium –
  • other major infrastructure
  • Lusail City – hotel complexes, golf courses, – Cost: $45bn
  • The Pearl > including private ‘islands’, villas, apartments and hotels – Cost: $15bn+
  • Downtown Doha > skyscrapers and the country’s central business district
  • Doha Metro > stretching along 76km of track > with three lines and 37 stations > Cost: $36bn


  • New labour laws to improve working condition and arrangements in 2020
  • new minimum wage of 1,000 rials a month, plus food and board

Climatic challenges:

  • Provision of aero-thermal comfort conditions within the sport facilities.
  • An estimated cooling load of about 115 MW h per game is required
  • Qatar National Vision 2030 > environmental development > as one of the four pillars
  • 79% of construction waste was diverted from landfills in Qatar
  • landscape conservation planning > water consumption at operational stadiums is 40% lower than international requirements
  • tournament energy > 10% of its energy needs with solar power > 100% of country needs by 2030
  • $200 billion on renewable energy projects by 2030
  • Irrigation systems for landscape use 100% recycled water
  • Doha Metro > will reduce greenhouse gases and air pollution