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The $675 million stadium that Qatar will use for this year’s World Cup final has been approved its first test with the match between defending champion Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

27 days after the tournament began, organizers say more than 77,000 fans turned up in the iconic 80,000-capacity Lusail Stadium to watch Egyptian superstar Amr’s pre-match concert Diab and the match where Al Hilal beat Egypt’s Zamalek on penalties. after a 1-1 draw.

Lusail Stadium was the last stadium to host a game and is located in the heart of a new city under construction north of the Gulf state’s capital, Doha.

It will host 10 World Cup matches, including the final on December 18.

The game is a test run of security, the Doha subway and border immigration system, and crowd management.

Hundreds of Saudi and Egyptian fans crossed the Abu Samra border on buses, after leaving their cars for the Saudi side.

FIFA says 2.45 million out of three million tickets to the World Cup have been sold and the final online sale will be held later this month.



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