The last two places for the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be decided at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium
The highly anticipated FIFA World Cup intercontinental play-offs, which will see four countries compete for the remaining two places in football’s showpiece event, will take place at Qatar’s Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium.
On June 13, the winners of the AFC play-off between Australia and the United Arab Emirates on June 7 – also played at the same venue – will face Peru, who finished fifth in the CONMEBOL qualifiers. A day later, Costa Rica, who finished fourth in the Concacaf qualifiers, will face Oceania champions New Zealand. Both games will start at 9 p.m. local time.
Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium was inaugurated on December 18, 2020 for the Amir Cup Final and recently hosted four matches in the 2021 FIFA Arab Cup. The venue hosts the popular Al Rayyan Sports Club and features innovative cooling technology that provides a pleasant experience for teams and fans during the hottest months of the year.
During the FIFA World Cup, the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium will host six group matches and a Round of 16, meaning one of the winners from June will return there to face Japan on November 27.
According to the results of the final draw which will take place on April 1, the winners of the first match will be in Group D and will face 2018 champions France in their opening match. The winners of the second play-off will be in Group E and kick off their World Cup campaign against Spain.
Ticket sales information will be available on FIFA.com in due course. To protect the health of all in attendance, all spectators must adhere to the requirements of the Qatar Ministry of Public Health.