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Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium In Qatar Unveiled To The World With Spectacular Launch by emmy512(m): 6:40pm On Dec 19, 2020
In the presence of His Highness the Amir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, along with an enthusiastic physically distanced crowd, Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium hosted the 48th Amir Cup final on Qatar National Day to become the fourth fully operational FIFA World Cup 2022™ tournament venue to be inaugurated. Today’s inauguration took place exactly two years ahead of Qatar’s 2022 final.

The stadium – which will become the new home of Al Rayyan Sports Club – follows Khalifa International, Al Janoub and Education City in being declared ready to welcome the first FIFA World Cup™ in the Middle East and the Arab world. The 40,000-capacity venue will host seven matches during Qatar 2022 up to the round-of-16 stage.

Following a spectacular pre-match ceremony featuring music, cultural performances and stunning visual effects, along with a riddle recited by presenters Hamad bin Mohsen Al Naimi and Ali bin Rhema Al Marri, the final between Al Sadd and Al Arabi kicked off.

Among the dignitaries in attendance was FIFA President Gianni Infantino, who praised the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) for the successful completion of another Qatar 2022 tournament venue.

“The Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium is a wonderful football stadium,” said Infantino. “The atmosphere is incredible, with the seats extremely close to the pitch. Even with a physically distanced crowd, I could feel the passion of the fans. I am sure this will be a perfect football arena in 2022 when it hosts matches during the World Cup.”

He continued: “I would like to congratulate Qatar and HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on the completion of this venue. The country is very well prepared for the next FIFA World Cup and on track to host a memorable instalment of the tournament – the first in the Middle East and the Arab world.”
Built on the site of the Al Rayyan Sports Club’s former stadium, the venue is adjacent to the Mall of Qatar and within walking distance of Al Riffa station on the Doha Metro’s Green Line. The stadium’s most striking feature is a glowing façade, comprised of patterns that characterise different aspects of Qatar: the importance of family, the beauty of the desert, native flora and fauna, and local and international trade. A fifth shape – a shield – brings together all the others, representing the strength and unity that are particularly relevant to the desert city of Al Rayyan.

HE Hassan Al Thawadi, the Secretary General of the SC, said: “The inauguration of Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium on Qatar National Day is another important milestone on the road to 2022 and a triumph that is testament to the efforts of everyone involved in putting on such a successful event during a global pandemic. The stadium and surrounding precinct are sure to be a source of pride for Al Rayyan Sports Club and everyone who lives in this historic city.

“Looking ahead to 2021, we look forward to unveiling more stadiums in the new year, as we ensure that all tournament venues are delivered well in advance of the big kick-off in 2022,” added Al Thawadi.

Nasser Al Khater, the Chief Executive Officer of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC, said: “Tonight was an immensely proud occasion for Qatar and the people of Al Rayyan. It was also another opportunity to test our readiness for Qatar 2022, with thousands of fans enjoying the spectacle, despite the challenges caused by the ongoing pandemic. We look forward to developing the Qatar 2022 fan experience further next year when we host more major tournaments, including the FIFA Club World Cup and FIFA Arab Cup – events that are sure to excite football lovers in Qatar, across the region and around the world.”

The match was attended by a host of other famous footballing faces, as well as AFC President HE Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, CONMEBOL President Alejandro Domínguez and UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin.

https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/amp/ahmad-bin-ali-stadium-unveiled-to-the-world-with-spectacular-launch

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Re: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium In Qatar Unveiled To The World With Spectacular Launch by Akunatakasi(m): 6:50pm On Dec 19, 2020
chaaaiiii Qatar to the world .. I remember when they were practically begging people to apply for visa . . 5 years visa guaranteed... but now to get Qatar visa na waec ...

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Re: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium In Qatar Unveiled To The World With Spectacular Launch by LukasPodolski: 6:51pm On Dec 19, 2020
see mad facility.

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Re: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium In Qatar Unveiled To The World With Spectacular Launch by LukasPodolski: 6:52pm On Dec 19, 2020
lalasticlala come and see this state-of-the-art stadium.

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Re: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium In Qatar Unveiled To The World With Spectacular Launch by Omihanifa: 7:20pm On Dec 19, 2020
They are using their oil money to do wonders unlike Nigeria that is squandering her own

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Re: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium In Qatar Unveiled To The World With Spectacular Launch by Dave0116(m): 7:43pm On Dec 19, 2020
One Nigerian politician can singlehandedly build this but, NO! ... Na to dey argue for 2023 dem sabi embarassed embarassed

God when

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Re: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium In Qatar Unveiled To The World With Spectacular Launch by samuel19222(m): 7:43pm On Dec 19, 2020
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Re: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium In Qatar Unveiled To The World With Spectacular Launch by muhamadnur: 7:43pm On Dec 19, 2020
To play football is in my destiny,

despite the setbacks I'm facing oneday I see myself playing in that stadium.

God willing

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Re: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium In Qatar Unveiled To The World With Spectacular Launch by moshoodn(m): 7:43pm On Dec 19, 2020
Spectacular sight to behold!

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Re: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium In Qatar Unveiled To The World With Spectacular Launch by Rolly22(m): 7:44pm On Dec 19, 2020
Things like this would make one wonder if Nigeria is selling crude oil or red oil, if not for our greed and Selfishness we would have been competing with countries like Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Dubai.

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Re: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium In Qatar Unveiled To The World With Spectacular Launch by BigDawsNet: 7:44pm On Dec 19, 2020
Where do spiders play football? undecided




Webley Stadium grin

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Re: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium In Qatar Unveiled To The World With Spectacular Launch by Issiijay(m): 7:44pm On Dec 19, 2020
Kai.
One-day for Nigeria ��

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Re: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium In Qatar Unveiled To The World With Spectacular Launch by alfredo4u(m): 7:44pm On Dec 19, 2020
Wonderful

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Re: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium In Qatar Unveiled To The World With Spectacular Launch by NwaNimo1(m): 7:44pm On Dec 19, 2020
Bad market....
Re: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium In Qatar Unveiled To The World With Spectacular Launch by Activist001(m): 7:44pm On Dec 19, 2020
Qatar doing Qatar things. Not surprised.

Meanwhile in Nigeria:

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Re: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium In Qatar Unveiled To The World With Spectacular Launch by Starboytwo(m): 7:44pm On Dec 19, 2020
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Re: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium In Qatar Unveiled To The World With Spectacular Launch by Xstremebj: 7:44pm On Dec 19, 2020
Qatar 2022 on the go

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Re: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium In Qatar Unveiled To The World With Spectacular Launch by crossfm: 7:44pm On Dec 19, 2020
Beautiful.

Our own is coming, after we clear the grass with 85million.

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Re: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium In Qatar Unveiled To The World With Spectacular Launch by Diffpussies(m): 7:44pm On Dec 19, 2020
grin

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Re: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium In Qatar Unveiled To The World With Spectacular Launch by Diffpussies(m): 7:45pm On Dec 19, 2020
grin

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Re: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium In Qatar Unveiled To The World With Spectacular Launch by Diffpussies(m): 7:45pm On Dec 19, 2020
Xstremebj:
Qatar 2022 on the go
guy ,I just quote u for nothing .......but -- nice speech anyway grin

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Re: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium In Qatar Unveiled To The World With Spectacular Launch by habymi: 7:45pm On Dec 19, 2020
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Re: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium In Qatar Unveiled To The World With Spectacular Launch by Quelme: 7:45pm On Dec 19, 2020
Come and see Qatari wonders!

Qatar to the world!!!
Re: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium In Qatar Unveiled To The World With Spectacular Launch by Sundahjoe(m): 7:45pm On Dec 19, 2020
Qatar... Oil a blessing rather than curse
Nigeria... Oil a curse rather than a blessings

Why the difference??

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Re: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium In Qatar Unveiled To The World With Spectacular Launch by teebaxy(m): 7:45pm On Dec 19, 2020
Naija is cursed! lie Mohammed, garbage Shehu and one useless Femi adeshoriburuku won't see these guys of positive things to emulate but only wants to copy their negatives

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Re: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium In Qatar Unveiled To The World With Spectacular Launch by Exc2000: 7:45pm On Dec 19, 2020
cool




You can either develop your country and have a happy life or loot and destroy your own country and become refugees in other countries


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Re: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium In Qatar Unveiled To The World With Spectacular Launch by FlordFlorez(m): 7:45pm On Dec 19, 2020
I think they are the richest country in the world.

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Re: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium In Qatar Unveiled To The World With Spectacular Launch by TheBeat: 7:46pm On Dec 19, 2020
Took the country 4 years to build almost 8 World Cup stadium. Shame on our leaders

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Re: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium In Qatar Unveiled To The World With Spectacular Launch by GIANTPLUSHUB: 7:46pm On Dec 19, 2020
Beautiful stadium!

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