Khalifa International Stadium (Doha, Qatar)

Originally opened in 1976, the Khalifa International Stadium was fully renovated ahead of hosting the ceremonies and athletics event of the 2006 Asian Games, with the capacity doubled to 40,000. The stadium also hosted the Athletics event at the 2011 Pan Arab Games, as well as being the site of the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships.

The stadium has hosted a number of international football matches, including Brazil v England, Brazil v Argentina and Spain v Uruguay, also being the first stadium completed ahead of Qatar hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup. A number of matches, including the Final of the 2011 AFC Asian Cup in which Japan defeated Australia 1-0 were played at the stadium.

Tenants: Qatar national football team

Opened: 1976

Capacity: 40,000

Address: Al Waab St, Doha, Qatar


Five matches of the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup were played at the stadium, including both semi-finals, the third place match and the Final in which Liverpool defeated Flamengo 1-0 after extra time. The stadium will host eight matches at the FIFA World Cup, including the third place play-off.


Location & Travel to Khalifa International Stadium

The Khalifa International Stadium is located in the Doha Sports City in the Al-Waab district of Doha, approximately 8km from Doha’s CBD.

Airport – The Hamad International Airport is ranked as one of the best in the world and is an important hub in the region, with Qatar Airways in particular offering flights to a number of international destinations.

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Bus –  Lines 31, 32 and 137 all run from Doha CBD to the stadium.

Metro – The Sport City metro station is located next to the stadium, with Gold Line services run from central Doha.

Taxi –  The most convenient option is to catch a taxi to the stadium, just ensure the driver turns the metre on!


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Further Information

Qatar 2022 Official Website (Khalifa International Stadium page)

2022 FIFA World Cup Official Website (Khalifa International Stadium page)


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