Al Janoub Stadium

DOHA: Qatar inaugurated the first of seven new World Cup 2022 stadiums on Thursday, just weeks before a crucial FIFA summit will decide whether to expand the tournament and potentially push it beyond the tiny Gulf state’s borders to accommodate a larger format.

In front of a capacity crowd of 40,000, Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah City hosted the Amir Cup final on Thursday night to become the second fully operational FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 tournament venue.