Qatar 2022 The great jewel of the entire series of new stadiums built for Qatar 2022 already knows the match that will inaugurate it: it will not be part of the upcoming World Cup. Learn about the teams that denied Lionel Messi and Argentina the honor of inaugurating the Lusail Stadium. Qatar 2022: Who is Mexico’s best starting XI for the FIFA World Cup? Qatar 2022: Who is Brazil’s best starting XI for the FIFA World Cup? Getty Images/Shaun Botterill Lusail Stadium, the Qatar 2022 venue with the highest capacity The Lusail Stadium, which will have the largest capacity of any venue in Qatar 2022, already has two significant dates in its history: December 18 and the match that will mark its inauguration.
The upcoming FIFA World Cup promised to convince the world that bringing this legendary tournament to the Middle East was not a mistake. One of the banners used to achieve this was the promise of magnificent stadiums. The Lusail Stadium is the most impressive of the eight stadiums that will be used for this tournament, thanks to its capacity of 80,000 spectators, among other things.
The stadium with the greatest impact, attraction, and tradition of the host country in which the FIFA World Cup is held is traditionally the venue for the match that will elicit the most emotion of the tournament, the Grand Final. On December 18, the Qatar 2022 champion will be crowned, but which match will mark the occasion?
The opportunity that Lionel Messi and Argentina’s National Team did not seize
It appeared to be a fairy tale fit for a FIFA World Cup. The Lusail Stadium was not only to host the Qatar 2022 Final, but it was also to be inaugurated on November 22 by a Group C match between Lionel Messi’s Argentina and Saudi Arabia.
Messi, one of the greatest players in soccer history, is in charge of leading one of the teams inaugurating a stadium, which is no small feat. To some extent, the first World Cup match the Lusail Stadium will host will feature Lionel Messi and Argentina, but the very first match it will host will not even be one of the 64 World Cup matches.
Qatar gives and Qatar takes: the inaugural match at the Lusail Stadium.
The Qatari organizing committee was able to envision and realize venues on the scale of the Lusail Stadium. However, another entity of the same nationality was in charge of depriving Lionel Messi and Argentina of the opportunity to inaugurate the stadium, as it was announced that a Qatar Stars League match will be the venue’s first in history.
The big date on which the Lusail Stadium will lose its new aroma is August 11, 2022, and the clubs Al Arabi and Al Rayyan will be in charge of having that honor, in a match corresponding to Week 2 of the Qatari league. Thus, Al Rayyan’s big stars will parade in this game: Colombian James Rodriguez and French Stephen Nzonzi, who won the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018.