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Take a tour of the Qatar 2022 World Cup stadiums

Updated 4:50 AM ET, Wed November 21, 2018
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The Khalifa International Stadium was the first of the Qatar 2022 World Cup venues to be completed. Handout/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images for Qatar 2022
It officially opened on May 19, 2017, and can hold 48,000 fans after being expanded for the World Cup. Handout/Getty Images Europe/Qatar 2022 via Getty Images
Initially opened in 1976, the stadium is situated close to Doha's impressive Aspire Zone and has undergone two reconstructions, first in 2005 and then in 2017. Handout/Getty Images Europe
An artist's rendering of the Al Wakrah stadium in Qatar. Supreme Committe For Delivery and Legacy
Situated a short distance outside Doha, the Al-Wakrah Stadium was designed by Zaha Hadid Architects and will have a capacity of 40,000. It will also host games up until the World Cup quarterfinals. Courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects
The Qatar Foundation Stadium in Doha's Education City will have an initial capacity of 40,000. Handout/Getty Images Europe/Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy via Getty Images
But that will be reduced to 20,000 after the tournament, with half the seats removed and donated to build stadiums in developing countries. Supreme Committe For Delivery and Legacy
The Al Bayt Stadium will be built in the city of Al Khor to the north of Doha and have a capacity of 60,000. Handout/Getty Images Europe/Supreme Committee for Delivery &
An artist's impression of the exterior of the Al Bayt Stadium. Supreme Committe For Delivery and Legacy
The stadium design, which depicts a giant tent structure, honors Qatar's past and present, according to Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy. Neoscape
The 40,000-seat Al Thumama Stadium will host matches up to the quarterfinals of the 2022 World Cup. The venue's design represents the gahfiya, a traditional woven cap worn by males across the Arab world. Supreme Committe For Delivery and Legacy
The Al Rayyan Stadium will be built on the site of the existing Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan just outside Doha.
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An artists' impression of the Al Rayyan Stadium which will host matches up until the quarterfinal stage of the tournament. Supreme Committe For Delivery and Legacy
The Lusail Iconic Stadium just outside Doha is slated to host the opening and closing matches of the 2022 World Cup. It's also at the center of the Lusail City project which will eventually be home to more than 200,000 people, according to Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy. Getty Images