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Qatar Announces 40,000-Seat World Cup Stadium Shaped Like Arabian Hat

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 21 / 17

Al Thumama Stadium from DeliverAmazing on Vimeo . Qatar will build a stadium "shaped like an Arabian skull cap" for the 2022 World Cup, organizers said on Sunday, as the Gulf state moves ahead with preparations for the tournament "despite a diplomatic rift with its neighbors," according...

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