There are eight World Cup venues in Qatar and the first one is officially complete. A debut football match will be hosted this weekend.
Khalifa International Stadium in Al Waab is going to be open to the public for the Emir Cup final on Friday, May 19.
It took three years of renovations to the stadium that built more than 40 years ago.
It is renovated for the World Cup with redesigned arches and canopies for spectators. It also includes a cooling system for both players and viewers.
In a statement, Qatar Football Association President Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed al-Thani said:
“We are happy that the Khalifa International Stadium will again host football matches in Qatar. The stadium has been witness to the most prominent sporting achievements of Qatar and is a venue that is closest to Qatari hearts.”
Al Rayyan will face off against Al Sadd and led by former FC Barcelona player Xavi.
Opening ceremony will begin at 6.30 pm.
10,000 tickets are already on sale at Villaggio and City Center malls at the price of QR30 per person. You can also buy tickets at Souq Waqif starting today and the stadium on the day of the event.