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FIFA World Cup 2022 – News – Eto’o: Qatar 2022 will be a special experience for football fans

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FIFA World Cup 2022™ - News - Eto’o: Qatar 2022 will be a special experience for football fans

  • Qatar 2022 Global Ambassador Samuel Eto’o talks World Cup host nation
  • Former Cameroon celebrity hails Qatar’s suitability for guests
  • Compact World Cup means easy accessibility to stadiums for gamers and supporters

Samuel Eto’o believes the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ will provide many distinctive and memorable experiences for fans when the subsequent version of football’s showpiece occasion heads to the Middle East and Arab world in two years’ time.

In an interview with qatar2022.qa, the previous Cameroon worldwide – who serves as a Global Ambassador for the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) – highlighted a few of his favorite locations to go to within the nation.

“I enjoy visiting lots of different places when I’m in Qatar,” stated Eto’o, a 4-time African Player of the Year. “Sometimes, I wish to go to the Villaggio Mall and on different events I take pleasure in visiting the Katara Cultural Village, which has many outlets and eating places. I additionally love Banana Island, which is a sensible vacation vacation spot if you wish to get away from all of it. 

“I’m sure fans will find many interesting places to visit when they arrive in this magnificent country in 2022.”  

Eto’o’s preliminary experiences of Qatar have been formed throughout a transient enjoying spell with Qatar Sports Club throughout the 2018/19 season. He believes fans will be amazed by the friendliness of the folks and the protection of the nation. Qatar is constantly ranked as one of many most secure nations on the planet.

“I like the people in Qatar, they are open and sincere,” stated Eto’o. “I additionally like the actual fact you all the time really feel protected and safe in Doha and all through the nation. 

“These things should offer football fans a level of reassurance when they come to Qatar for the World Cup. I believe they will be able to have a great time visiting the country and watching the best players in action during the tournament.”

Having appeared in 4 World Cups for Cameroon, Eto’o is conscious of the logistical challenges that gamers have confronted in earlier tournaments. With Qatar 2022 set to be one of the compact World Cups ever staged, it will not simply be the fans that will profit. Players will by no means be greater than about an hour from any of the eight stadiums and will have the posh of staying in the identical place all through the event.

“The players will not be so tired because they won’t have to travel to games by plane,” Eto’o stated. “They will be primarily based in the identical metropolis and have the optimum time to coach and put together. That will be good as a result of they will be more energizing once they take to the pitch and compete.

“The players will have the chance to use the best facilities in the world, whether it is the spectacular new stadiums that will host matches or the world-class training facilities. One thing is for sure, what the players will experience in Qatar will be a reward for their efforts in qualifying for this World Cup.”

Eto’o’s time within the Qatar Stars League additionally allowed him to evaluate the standard of the gamers that will characterize the host nation in 2022. Qatar will head into the event because the champions of Asia – and Eto’o believes the Maroons have the standard to shine on a international stage.

“I expect them to be competitive because they have built a winning mentality by becoming Asian champions,” he stated. “What is important now for Qatar is that they take advantage of every opportunity to play the best national teams in the world and learn from those experiences. They have some good players, including Akram Afif, who I rate highly. I wish them all the best.”

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