Qatar is all set to host the“memorable” World Cup in 2022 with its strong commitments. Gianni Infantino, the FIFA president appreciated the efforts of Qatar government to make this event successful. The countdown for the quadrennial football showpiece has already begun in the country.
This will be a milestone in country’s progress as a nation. It will also be a successful direction to universal values of peace, brotherhood and human dignity, as per the Charter of the United Nations and also to the Qatar National Vision 2030.
It will be a historic moment for the Arab world when the host country and team (not identified yet) will meet up at the Al Bayt Stadium to start the memorable tournament. The bid to host the FIFA World Cup was winning by Qatar on 2nd December 2010 ever-since country is facing so much criticism and direct attracts due to its “lack of sporting history and culture”. Despite of having so many critics, the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, led by Secretary General HE Hassan al-Thawadi, following a pro-active policy of co-operation and engagement.
Infantino’s message clearly reflected this, as he personally thanked the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani for his dedication and leadership to the cause.
“2020 has surely been a challenging year for the entire world, and football was no exception. Despite the difficulties, steady progress was made in the last few months, showing yet again Qatar’s strong and continued commitment – under the leadership of HH the Amir, whom I personally thank – to hosting an unforgettable FIFA World Cup in two years’ time which will no doubt build a legacy beyond 2022,” Infantino said.
Highlighting the reforms that Qatar has done over the years to be in tune with recent times, Infantino said that apart from the important labour reforms announced by the government, there has been progress on stadium construction, along with implementation of strict measures to protect workers’ health.
The Secretary General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, HE Hassan al-Thawadi said “During my short visit to Doha a few weeks ago, I witnessed first-hand how well preparations have advanced, and I am looking forward with confidence to Qatar 2022, for the transformative impact it is already having on the country and the region, for the unique experience it will provide fans from all over the world and, of course, for witnessing the best World Cup ever.”
Al-Thawadi further said “Both tournament and national infrastructure projects are well advanced, with everything on track to be completed well ahead of the big kick-off. Our legacy projects, meanwhile, are already having an impact on people’s lives in areas such as workers’ rights, education and entrepreneurship.”
While the process for the World Cup has delayed due to the pandemic, there will be no further disruptions in future. The draw for the 32 participating teams will be held in April 2020.
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