Since winning the rights to host the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup™ on 2 December 2010, Qatar has undergone a remarkable transformation in preparation for the world’s biggest sporting event.
This required the building of new infrastructure like stadiums, training sites and public transportation links.
In order to make the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ a reality, Qatar established the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) in 2011 to deliver the infrastructure, operations and legacy projects for football’s showpiece event.
In early 2019, a joint venture between Qatar and world football’s governing body FIFA called the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC (Q22) was launched. Q22 serves as the body responsible for the planning and delivery of the tournament.
Among the many milestones achieved for Qatar 2022 was the delivery of eight World Cup stadiums: Khalifa International, Al Janoub, Education City, Ahmad Bin Ali, Al Thumama, 974, Al Bayt and Lusail; along with 41 Team Base Camps.
The acceleration of key infrastructure projects, in line with Qatar National Vision 2030, was also achieved. This included the construction of the Doha Metro, which connects to five of the eight stadiums that will feature during the World Cup.
Qatar also developed 22 new expressways and made significant upgrades to the country’s existing roads network.
Those attending the World Cup will arrive at the state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport, which is expected to have an annual capacity of 53 million people by the end of 2022.