STADIUM 974 is no longer in use less than a year after Qatar hosted World Cup matches.
The ambitious new building was hailed as Qatar’s “beacon of sustainability” in the run-up to last year’s tournament.
Seven matches were played here during the finals, including winners Argentina’s 2-0 win over Poland.
The last game played there was Brazil’s 4-1 Round of 16 win over South Korea.
The stadium was quickly dismantled so that it could be rebuilt on another continent for further World Cup games.
However, as of last month, the largely intact remains of Stadium 974 can still be seen at its original site in Doha.
The site was built primarily from 974 repurposed shipping containers.
This number is significant as 974 is the country code of Qatar.
The proposed plan is to ship the shipping containers to Uruguay, where Stadium 974 could be rebuilt.
Uruguay wants to host matches of the World Cup in 1930, 100 years after hosting the first tournament.
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It is involved in a joint bid with Argentina, Chile and Paraguay.
During the World Cup in Qatar, stadium 974 could accommodate up to 44,089 fans.
Uruguay are reportedly hoping the sustainability factor of reusing a stadium could help influence voters.
Her bid faces a joint effort by Spain, Morocco, Portugal and Ukraine.
Stadium 974 not only hosted players like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar at last year’s World Cup, but also hosted six games at the 2021 Fifa Arab Cup.
The six games included Tunisia’s semi-final win over Egypt and the third-place play-off between the Pharaohs and Qatar.