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Al-Thanis and allies in winning position for Qatar 2022 World Cup stadiums

With six years to go until the 2022 Fifa World Cup kicks off, Qatar is pushing on with the award of construction contracts for the eight stadiums to be used (that number down from an initial plan for 12 stadiums). Five contracts have been awarded to joint ventures made up of local Grade A registered contractors and international companies. Three more have yet to be finalised, for Ras Abu Aboud stadium (40,000 seats), Al-Thumama stadium (40,000 seats) and the estimated $769m, 80,000-seat stadium at Lusail, which will host the final. Bids were due on 1 August for the Lusail arena.

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