Three Lions staying at a luxury hotel with private beach, spa and restaurants a short drive from eight of Qatar’s ten stadiums

England have arrived in Doha for the 2022 World Cup and will spend their tournament in a luxury beachside hotel.

The Three Lions are staying at the Souq Al-Wakra Hotel in Qatar and training at the Saud Bin Abdulrahman Stadium.


England stay at Souq al-Wakra hotel for World Cup

The Souq al-Wakra hotel is full of luxury details


The Souq al-Wakra hotel is full of luxury details

England will be staying at the hotel ahead of their opener against Iran on November 21 and throughout the tournament for matches against the United States, Wales and hopefully beyond.

With matches taking place at 10 different venues in Qatar, the hotel is in an ideal position with eight of these stadiums just a short drive away.

England’s home for the World Cup

The five-star hotel Souq Al-Wakra is based in Al-Wakra, a fishing village located 16 km from Doha.

It offers a private beach which all players and staff can access during their stay as well as offering a range of restaurants on site.

In addition to this, the hotel includes a spa which will be ideal for the team to receive treatment after training and on match days.

There are also gym facilities on site which are likely to be used by the team in preparation for their fixtures throughout the tournament.

Gareth Southgate will be able to host team chats and hold meetings within the hotel with specific meeting rooms that have “state of the art audio visual equipment”.

Hope England players will stay at Souq al-Wakra Hotel until end of December


Hope England players will stay at Souq al-Wakra Hotel until end of December

The location of the hotel will have played a big role in its selection with eight of the ten stadiums used for the World Cup a short distance away.

Being outside the Qatari capital will also mean the Three Lions can relax and stay away from busy areas between games.

The training will take place at Saud Bin Abdulrahman Stadium, home to Al-Wakrah Sports Club.

For this World Cup, each country will train in its dedicated training facilities the day before its matches rather than on the pitch of the stadium where the match will be played.

England players train at Al Wakrah SC Stadium


England players train at Al Wakrah SC Stadium

Al Wakrah Stadium is a first class facility


Al Wakrah Stadium is a first class facility

Where is the rest of Group B staying?

The Three Lions have opted to stay out of downtown Doha, but where do their Group B opponents live?

The Iranian team is also based on the outskirts of the capital, at the Al Rayyan hotel. However, the United States and Wales are based very close to the center.

The USA have chosen a hotel in the middle of The Pearl in Qatar while Wales are staying in a Delta Hotel directly in the center of Doha.

The majority of matches are played in and around the city and around one million fans are expected to be in the country over the 29 days of the tournament.

This could mean that teams based directly in the busiest areas could find it difficult to have a relaxing time outside the confines of their hotel.

England will be looking for any advantage to increase their chances of success and this could be the first of their tactics presented off the pitch.

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