- Address: Al-Waab Street, Doha
- Country: Qatar
- Capacity: 45,000
- Opened: 3 March 1976
- Main use: Football
Extra stadium info – Khalifa International Stadium
The Khalifa International Stadium is among the main sports venues in Qatar. In 2011, the stadium hosted its first-ever AFC Asian Cup final. The match was won by the national football team of Japan after defeating Australia. 37,000 people attended the game. The national football team of Qatar played numerous matches at the Khalifa International Stadium. In 2019, they were crowned Asian football champions for the first time in their history after beating Japan in the United Arab Emirates. Almoez Ali Zainalabedeen Mohamed Abdulla, Abdulaziz Hatem and Akram Hassan Afif Yahya Afif scored against Japan in the Asian championship final. Takumi Minamino scored the only goal for the Japanse team.
The group stage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup
On 21 November 2022, the Khalifa International Stadium hosted its first-ever FIFA World Cup game. The national football team of England, one of the first teams with a FIFA World Cup title, won the match after beating Iran 6-2. Canada, Croatia, Ecuador, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Senegal and Spain also played at the venue during the group stage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The knockout stage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup
On 3 December 2022, the Netherlands faced the United States at the Khalifa International Stadium. The Dutch side won the FIFA World Cup game 3-1. A crowd of 44,000 showed up for the match. The Netherlands played three FIFA World Cup finals before they faced the United States at the Khalifa International Stadium. On 17 December 2022, the venue hosted the third-place match of the FIFA World Cup. Croatia won the game against Morocco 2-1. 44,000 people attended the match. Joško Gvardiol and Mislav Oršić both scored for Croatia in the third-place game. Achraf Dari scored the only goal for Morocco in that match.