DUBAI: Qatar hopes to decide how many stadiums it will use in hosting the 2022 World Cup by the end of this year, a spokesman for the organizing committee said today.

Corruption allegations at soccer’s governing body FIFA have put renewed media focus on Qatar , although Qatari officials remain confident the tournament will go ahead as planned and development of the country’s stadium infrastructure continues.

Qatar has announced details for five stadiums . Its bid included plans for 12 stadiums , but those proposals were not binding and it is obliged to use at least eight.

“The final number of stadiums is still to be confirmed, but it is expected a decision will be reached towards the end of 2015,” said a spokesman for the Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, which is responsible for the delivery of all tournament-related infrastructure.

The country is set to spend more than $200 billion on infrastructure as part of a 2030 development plan, a timeframe that includes hosting the World Cup in November-December 2022.

The Supreme Committee declined to estimate the total cost of stadium construction and renovation.

“Due to the stadiums currently going through the tender process, we are not in a position to release any further budgetary figures at this stage,” the spokesman added.

The five stadiums announced are a mixture of new builds and rebuilds of existing grounds.

Four -- Al Rayyan, Khalifa International, Qatar Foundation and Al Wakrah stadiums -- will have tournament capacities of 40,000 and will be used for matches up to and including the quarter-final stage of the World Cup.

The fifth, Al Bayt Stadium, will hold 60,000 spectators and will host at least one semi-final.