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With just over a year after the World Cup, Qatar is making steady progress in its World Cup preparations. The stadiums are practically finished and it is a matter of months before they are inaugurated. The fifth of the eight venues that will host World Cup matches will see the light this Friday with the dispute of the final of the Emir’s Cup between Al Sadd and Al Rayan. His name is Al Thumama and has a capacity of 40,000 spectators.

This stadium, of cuyo design is a partner of the Spanish architect Fenwick Iribarren, It has a shape that resembles an Arabic headdress known as forgiveness. The enclosure is located in the town of Al Thumama, on the outskirts of Doha and will be connected to the capital through the national metro system.

After this inauguration, two more will come, those of Al Bayt and Ras Abu Aboud which will host matches at the end of the year at the FIFA Arab Cup. The great jewel in the crown, the Lusail Stadium, which will host the World Cup final next year, will open as early as 2022. Everything is ready in Qatar for a World Cup that It will start on November 21, 2022 and end on December 18. Not even the pandemic has been able to halt progress, as shown by the stadiums that are gradually being inaugurated.