Jassim bin Hamad Stadium

 
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* Address: Doha
* Country: Qatar
* Capacity: 12,000
* Opened: 1975
* Main use: Football
* Tenants: Al-Sadd (football)

Extra stadium info – Jassim bin Hamad Stadium

The construction of the venue started in 1974. It has a cooling system because of the hot desert climate. The Jassim bin Hamad Stadium hosted its first-ever AFC Asian Cup game in 2011, when the national football team of Australia played against India. In 2014, it hosted its first Italian super cup match. SSC Napoli won the game after defeating Juventus FC after penalties. Tenants Al-Sadd were founded in 1969. They won the Asian championship for football clubs in 1989 for the first time in their history. In 2004, Al-Sadd became the first football club from Qatar with 10 top division titles.

In 2011, Al-Sadd finished third place in their first-ever FIFA Club World Cup participation. The Spanish side FC Barcelona won the tournament after defeating Santos FC from Brazil. In 2015, Al-Sadd signed the world famous Spanish football star Xavi, who played hundreds of matches for FC Barcelona. He won the 2010 FIFA World Cup with the national football team of Spain. Xavi also won two FIFA Club World Cup titles with FC Barcelona, the second sports club with 100 million followers on their main social media page. He scored once in the 2011 FIFA Club World Cup final.

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