FIFA World Cup 2022™ – Information – Qatar 2022 board assembly held at FIFA Membership World Cup Qatar 2020™
It was held through videoconference because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The board reviewed key achievements and seemed forward to approaching occasions and milestones, together with the ultimate 4 stadium inaugurations and the FIFA Arab Cup™, which might be held in Qatar on the finish of 2021.
HE Hassan Al Thawadi, Q22 Chairman and Secretary Basic of the Supreme Committee for Supply & Legacy, mentioned: “It was a pleasure to have interaction with colleagues throughout the FIFA Membership World Cup – the newest top-level soccer occasion to happen in Qatar throughout the pandemic. Contemplating the unprecedented challenges dealing with the world at current, we’re pleased with the wonderful progress we have now made in preparation for the primary FIFA World Cup within the Center East and Arab world – and look ahead to celebrating extra milestones throughout the subsequent 12 months as we edge ever nearer to the largest sporting occasion in our area’s historical past.”
Nasser Al Khater, CEO of Q22, mentioned: “With lower than two years to go till the FIFA World Cup, we’re working onerous to make sure we ship a rare fan expertise for all in 2022. This final week, we have now witnessed a wonderful version of the FIFA Membership World Cup. The match supplied one other welcome alternative to check our operational readiness, whereas additionally guaranteeing the well being and security of everybody concerned by our revolutionary bubble-to-bubble system, and different stringent well being and security protocols.
With an thrilling 12 months forward, 2021 will culminate in December with the FIFA Arab Cup, which guarantees to be an incredible occasion. It’s going to unite the complete area and supply the world with an actual sense of what Qatar has to supply guests, gamers and followers in 2022.”
Colin Smith, Managing Director of Q22, mentioned: “The FIFA Membership World Cup was the primary FIFA competitors to happen because the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The match was a affirmation of the joint efforts that FIFA and the native organisers are making to ship to the best requirements regardless of difficult circumstances.
As we get nearer to kick-off in November 2022, the progress that Qatar continues to point out regardless of the unprecedented challenges confronted during the last 12 months is nothing in need of exceptional. The undertaking is effectively on observe and 2021 guarantees to be one other groundbreaking 12 months of growing internet hosting capabilities and testing infrastructure, with occasions together with various stadium launches and the FIFA Arab Cup.”
The main 16 Arab nations will participate within the FIFA Arab Cup in December – throughout the identical timeframe as Qatar 2022. Matches will happen in World Cup stadiums, with the ultimate being held on 18 December – Qatar Nationwide Day – precisely a 12 months earlier than the Qatar 2022 remaining takes place.