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PHOTOS: 2022 World Cup stadium in Qatar completed

Khalifa International Stadium - Launched by Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy

DOHA, QATAR: In this handout image supplied by Qatar 2022 on May 17, 2017, Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy launches Khalifa International Stadium, the first completed 2022 FIFA World Cup venue, five years before the tournament begins. (Photo by Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy/Qatar 2022 via Getty Images)

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The first stadium for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar has been completed.

[ STREAM: USA’s World Cup qualifiers ]

Khalifa International Stadium, originally built in 1970, has had a major facelift and the 40,000 capacity stadium will host games during the 2022 World Cup finals.

The main topic of interest around the major improvement works was air conditioning as the stadium pitch will now be kept at around 78 degrees Fahrenheit.

In the past the likes of Brazil, Argentina and England have all played friendlies matches in the stadium which will be a centerpiece for the tournament in 2022.

Take a look at the photos below for more on the stunning upgrades.


Khalifa International Stadium - Launched by Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy

DOHA, QATAR: In this handout image supplied by Qatar 2022 on May 17, 2017, Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy launches Khalifa International Stadium, the first completed 2022 FIFA World Cup venue, five years before the tournament begins. (Photo by Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy/Qatar 2022 via Getty Images)

Qatar 2022 via Getty Images

Khalifa International Stadium - Launched by Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy

DOHA, QATAR: In this handout image supplied by Qatar 2022 on May 17, 2017, Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy launches Khalifa International Stadium, the first completed 2022 FIFA World Cup venue, five years before the tournament begins. (Photo by Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy/Qatar 2022 via Getty Images)

Qatar 2022 via Getty Images

Khalifa International Stadium - Launched by Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy

DOHA, QATAR: In this handout image supplied by Qatar 2022 on May 17, 2017, Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy launches Khalifa International Stadium, the first completed 2022 FIFA World Cup venue, five years before the tournament begins. (Photo by Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy/Qatar 2022 via Getty Images)

Qatar 2022 via Getty Images

Khalifa International Stadium - Launched by Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy

DOHA, QATAR: In this handout image supplied by Qatar 2022 on May 17, 2017, Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy launches Khalifa International Stadium, the first completed 2022 FIFA World Cup venue, five years before the tournament begins. (Photo by Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy/Qatar 2022 via Getty Images)

Qatar 2022 via Getty Images

Khalifa International Stadium - Launched by Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy

DOHA, QATAR: In this handout image supplied by Qatar 2022 on May 17, 2017, Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy launches Khalifa International Stadium, the first completed 2022 FIFA World Cup venue, five years before the tournament begins. (Photo by Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy/Qatar 2022 via Getty Images)

Qatar 2022 via Getty Images