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2022 World Cup reflects Qatar's global standing

2022 World Cup reflects Qatar's global standing


QNA
Doha
The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar will be an important milestone in the history of the World Cup and a matter of pride not only for Qatar but also for the entire Arab world, the Advisory (Shura) Council has said.
At its weekly meeting on Monday, the Shura Council congratulated the Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani, citizens and residents on Qatar receiving the mantle to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The Council said the World Cup coming to Qatar reflects Doha's growing role in the regional and international arena and a measure of trust in Qatar's ability to host major sporting events.
"The international event came as a natural and logical result of Qatar leaderships' vision and wise policies," it said.
On Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin handed over the mantle of World Cup host to the Amir in a ceremony that marked a handover from the world's largest country by landmass to one of the smallest.
Qatar's determination to make the 2022 World Cup a success comes in the middle of a land, sea and air blockade imposed on it by some of it its Gulf neighbours.
The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, the organisers of the 2022 World Cup, confirmed that all eight stadiums are on schedule, with several expected to be ready two years before the World Cup kicks off.
As part of it's winning bid in 2010, Qatar promised to take apart many of the stadiums at the end of the World Cup and send sections to developing countries to help them grow the game.
"We are ready based on the path we have set," said Hassan al Thawadi, SC secretary-general.
FIFA confirmed that the 2022 tournament will be hosted from November 21 with the final taking place on December 18.

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