The third stadium of World Cup 2022 was launched in Qatar on Monday.
Launching the stadium, Qatar’s chief organizer said he was consulting with the English Premier League and Bundesliga to learn about how they are dealing with the coronavirus.
The Bundesliga resumed last month and the Premier League’s 100-day shutdown ends on Wednesday, with fans prohibited from stadiums in Germany and England.
The Qatar World Cup does not start until November 2022.
The 40,000-capacity Education City Stadium is the third venue to be completed after the redevelopment of Khalifa International in 2017 and last year’s opening of Al Janoub, according to reports.
COVID-19 restrictions meant the third stadium was launched during a digital show rather than at the venue known as the ‘Diamond in the Desert’.
Qatar was awarded the Middle East’s first World Cup in a contentious FIFA vote in December 2010.