FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022


In early 2019, Qatar and FIFA announced the launch of a new joint venture to organize the 2022 FIFA World Cup™, the first to be held in the Arab World.

The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) is the body responsible for the planning and delivery of the tournament., as well as the sustainability efforts and legacy of this global event.

The SC’s mission is to successfully deliver all infrastructure and host country planning and operations required for Qatar to host an amazing and historic FIFA World Cup, which accelerates progress towards achieving national development goals and creates a lasting legacy for Qatar, the Middle East, Asia and the world.

Economic Impact

In line with the Qatar National Vision 2030, the World Cup will support Qatar's diversification efforts and is contributing to the four pillars of QNV2030.

Qatar is investing $350 billion into this international tournament, which will yield positive effects on the economy, as was recently reported in a preliminary projection of over a $20 million boost the country will enjoy from hosting visitors from across the globe. There has been rapid development in the following sectors to support the planning of the World Cup in Qatar and its legacy after the games: Infrastructure & Transportation; Hospitality & Entertainment; and Security & Crowd Management.

American companies have and continue to supply Qatar with the products and services needed to have a successful World Cup event in 2022.


Qatar is investing hundreds of billions of dollars on projects in infrastructure, training facilities, and accommodations for fans and players. Out of the $200+ billion investment, $36 billion is being spent on Qatar's newest city called Lusail, which will surround one stadium. The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar will be held at eight stadiums in total, all being built within an approximately 35 mile radius, making it the first compact FIFA World Cup in the modern era.


The eight stadiums will fulfill multiple purposes, not just sporting; community-based workshops are being held to address and express the needs of local constituencies in the surrounding areas. Thus, the tournament is expected to foster local development and promote multiple opportunities in various sectors in the Qatari economy. Further, many of the stadiums are built to be taken apart after the games. As such, they will be sent to various parts of the world to be used as community centers, classrooms, and provide critical infrastructure for developing countries. Qatar is committed to a carbon-neutral 2022 World Cup that will provide a legacy for future generations.