Barcelona legend Xavi loses final game of his career as Qatar Cup final opens 'vagina' World Cup stadium
BARCELONA legend Xavi endured defeat in the final game of his illustrious career.
But as one curtain closed, another one was raised following the opening of Qatar's new Al Wakrah Stadium – likened to a 'vagina.'
The ground will be one of seven used at the World Cup in 2022 and will host matches up until the quarter-final stages of the competition.
Xavi, 39, was given the privilege of leading his team Al Sadd out at the new stadium for their Amir Cup final clash against Al-Duhail.
But he couldn't add to his incredible trophy cabinet after his side crashed to a 4-1 defeat.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino was one of the names in the stand to witness the opening ceremony along with Samuel Eto'o and Ruud Gullit.
They were treated to a spectacular pyrotechnics display before kick off and no expense was spared with the firework display.
It was finally unveiled earlier this month despite being heavily mocked by fans for looking like a lady’s private parts.
British-Iraqi architect, Dame Zaha Hadid, was forced to defend her design with the bold statement: "It’s really embarrassing they come up with nonsense stuff like this.
"What are they saying? Everything with a hole in it is a vagina? That’s ridiculous.”
Despite it's look, the technology inside cannot be rivalled.
The 40,000-capacity stadium boasts a host of cooling fans that lower the temperature inside the stadium.
Reports claim temperatures topped 19 degrees inside the ground – 10 degrees less than the outside temperature.
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