The Week in Numbers
As Qatar continues to advance with infrastructure and stadium preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™, we take a look back at the past week in numbers, and the stories which made the news. This week, Lusail Stadium construction work begins on an area of 1 million square meters, Doha Metro works advance, and fans from Saudi Arabia make the journey to Doha.
6 – With Lusail Stadium now being under construction, the number of stadiums underway across Qatar has risen to six as the proposed host venues for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ take on shape.
1 million – Square metres is the size of Lusail Stadium precinct, the proposed host venue for the Opening match and Final of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™. With the completion of the early works and site investigation packages, five kilometers of hoarding have also been placed around the site.
21 – Boring machines which are fully operational and advancing Qatar's Doha Metro at full speed, entering the Guinness Book of Records for the most of these machines operational at the same time.
50% - Tunneling work complete for Doha Metro by Qatar Rail, as announced at the Fourth Annual Qatar Transport Forum held in Doha this week.
$44 Billion – Worth of transport projects currently under construction across the state of Qatar.
11 – Minutes it took Xavi Hernández to make his first assist in the Qatar Stars League for Al Sadd Club on Sunday, as his new club recorded a comfortable 4-0 win in the first round. Xavi makes his home debut at Al Sadd Stadium on Thursday.
5,000 – Visiting Saudi Arabian fans during the Asian Champions League game at Lekhwiya in Doha on Tuesday. Al Hilal advanced to the semi-finals of the AFC Champions League for the second season in a row after the 2-2 draw in the second leg of their quarter-final encounter at the Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium.