CULTURE 2022 Qatar World Cup to allow football fans to experience new culture in Mideast: FIFA chief

CULTURE

2022 Qatar World Cup to allow football fans to experience new culture in Mideast: FIFA chief

Xinhua

17:49, October 24, 2018

The FIFA president said the 2022 FIFA World Cup scheduled to be hosted by Qatar will provide a unique opportunity for football fans to experience a new culture in the Middle East, a local newspaper reported Wednesday.

qatar1.jpg

File photos: VCG

Gianni Infantino made the remarks during his meeting with the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, which is established by the Qatari government in 2011 for the delivery of the required infrastructure for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, English newspaper Gulf Times reported. 

"I think this World Cup is extremely important, not only for Qatar but for the entire region," Infantino said.

"This World Cup is a unique opportunity, a chance to show the world what this region can offer ... for anyone in the world to learn about a new culture and meet new people," he added.

qatar.jpg

The FIFA president also praised the infrastructure process in Qatar, especially after his visit to the 40,000-capacity Al Wakrah Stadium.

"The stadium is very impressive. When you enter here, you can immediately feel how imposing it is, and you can see the progress that is being made here four years before kick-off," Infantino said.

As the first Middle Eastern country chosen to host the world's biggest football gala, Qatar is currently building four stadiums out of the scheduled nine, according to FIFA.

Related Stories

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue