Qatar to finish work on first World Cup venue by 2016

The Khalifa International Stadium is scheduled to host group stage, round of 16 and quarter-final matches during the 2022 World Cup.

Football World Cup host Qatar will complete work on the first venue for tournament matches by 2016, six years before the event takes place, officials announced on Tuesday.

The 40,000-seater Khalifa International Stadium is scheduled to host group stage, round of 16 and quarter-final matches during the 2022 World Cup.

It is also the venue for the 2019 World Athletics Championships, the first time that the games will be held in the Middle East.

“We are very happy with the rapid progress of renovation works at the site,” said project manager Mansoor Saleh al-Muhannadi.

“We expect the stadium to be handed over by the main contractor at the end of 2016.”

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Source News: Gulf Times