$575m Qatar World Cup stadium opens
17 May 2019 | 10:03 am
Qatar inaugurated its first purpose-built stadium for the 2022 World Cup, staging a domestic cup final in the $575 million, 40,000-capacity Al-Wakrah venue, which is also Spanish midfielder Xavi's last final before he retires.
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