The board of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC (Q22) met at the moment, simply three days earlier than the inauguration of one other FIFA World Cup™ stadium, the Al Rayyan venue, which can host the Amir Cup remaining on Qatar National Day.
The meeting, which was held through video name because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, reviewed key achievements whereas wanting ahead to imminent milestones, together with stadium inaugurations, the FIFA Club World Cup 2020™, which can happen in February 2021, and the FIFA Arab Cup, which will probably be held in December subsequent yr.
H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi, Q22 Chairman and Secretary General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), stated: “Despite the big challenges offered by the continued COVID-19 pandemic, main strides have continued to be made throughout 2020 in preparation for the primary FIFA World Cup within the Middle East and Arab world.
“At the start of the year, we marked 1,000 days to go until kick-off, followed swiftly by the digital launch of Education City Stadium. The two-year countdown was celebrated in November and now we are gearing up for the inauguration of the fourth tournament-ready stadium, Al Rayyan Venue.”
Al Thawadi added: “Qatar has also played a major role in hosting top-level football in Asia during the pandemic. Our country stepped in to successfully host matches for the AFC Champions League and is looking forward to staging the final of that competition on 19 December.”
Colin Smith, Managing Director of Q22, stated: “Qatar’s robust and continued dedication has been key to creating regular progress and guaranteeing that with two years to go the FIFA World Cup venture is nicely on observe to being a convincing success.
“2021 will be a key year on the journey to Qatar 2022 as we look forward to two exciting tournaments, the FIFA Club World Cup and the FIFA Arab Cup, which will enable us to test infrastructure and operational aspects of hosting major football competition.”
The inauguration of Al Rayyan Venue follows the profitable launch of Khalifa International, Al Janoub and Education City. Al Bayt has additionally been accomplished and will probably be inaugurated within the close to future. Al Thumama, Ras Abu Aboud and Lusail are within the remaining levels of development and will probably be delivered nicely upfront of the match, which kicks off on 21 November 2022.