The Road to Qatar 2022 is well underway - as the work on stadiums for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 is motoring on.
Today (Monday June 15), beIN SPORTS will broadcast the completion of the third stadium (Education City Stadium) live from 7pm.
As well as footage of the ground being finished, there will also be interviews with key members of the World Cup committee.
It is the first Qatar 2022 venue with a five-star sustainability rating and will host World Cup matches up to the quarter finals. It will seat 40,000 during the tournament, but the capacity will be reduced to 20,000 once finished, with seats from the upper tier being donated to countries which lack sporting infrastructure.
English coverage will be presented by Andy Kerr on beIN SPORTS 11. Arabic coverage will be on the beIN SPORTS News channel, the service's free to air channel and beIN SPORTS 1.
Experts speaking on the shows include HE Hassan Al Thawadi, Secretary General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, Nasser Al Khater, CEO of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Arsene Wenger, Bundesliga CEO Christian Seifert, Belgian national football team head coach Roberto Martinez, Italian football legend Paolo Maldini, and Egyptian legend and beIN analyst Mohamed Aboutrika.
There will also be discussions on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected sports, the mental health issues that have arisen from the crisis as well as the economic and physical issues that the world’s sporting community is facing.
The stadiums already complete are the redeveloped Khalifa International Stadium and Al Janoub Stadium. Al Rayyan and Al Bayt are stadiums expected to be completed by the end of 2020.
Known as Qatar’s ‘diamond in the desert’, the façade of the Education City stadium features triangles that form complex, diamond-like geometrical patterns that appear to change colour with the sun’s movement across the sky. Like diamonds, the stadium’s design represents quality, durability, and resilience.