A joint venture of India’s Larsen & Toubro and the local Al-Balagh Trading & Contracting has been awarded a contract to build the Al-Rayyan World Cup stadium in Qatar.

The 45,000-seat stadium will host group matches during football’s 2022 Fifa World Cup. The concept design was prepared by Germany’s Albert Speer & Partner (AS&P). The consultant is Denmark’s Ramboll and US-based Aecom is the project manager.

Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy has invited contractors to bid by 1 August for the deal to build the World Cup football stadium at Lusail.

The 80,000-seat stadium will be used for the final match of the 2022 tournament. The tender documents say the maximum price for the tender is QR2.8bn ($769m). Construction work is scheduled to start in December.

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