The most up-to-date board meeting of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC (Q22) was held on Thursday, 11 February, previous to the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020™ ultimate between Bayern Munich and Tigres UANL at Education City Stadium.
It was held through videoconference as a result of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The board reviewed key achievements and regarded forward to imminent occasions and milestones, together with the ultimate 4 stadium inaugurations and the FIFA Arab Cup™, which will probably be held in Qatar at the top of 2021.
HE Hassan Al Thawadi, Q22 Chairman and Secretary General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, mentioned: “It was a pleasure to engage with colleagues during the FIFA Club World Cup – the latest top-level football event to take place in Qatar during the pandemic. Considering the unprecedented challenges facing the world at present, we are proud of the excellent progress we have made in preparation for the first FIFA World Cup in the Middle East and Arab world – and look forward to celebrating more milestones during the next year as we edge ever closer to the biggest sporting event in our region’s history.”
Nasser Al Khater, CEO of Q22, mentioned: “With lower than two years to go till the FIFA World Cup, we’re working arduous to make sure we ship a rare fan expertise for all in 2022. This final week, we’ve got witnessed a wonderful version of the FIFA Club World Cup. The match offered one other welcome alternative to check our operational readiness, whereas additionally making certain the well being and security of everybody concerned via our modern 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 a tremendous occasion. It will 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 Club 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 very 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 over the past 12 months is nothing in need of exceptional. The challenge is nicely on monitor and 2021 guarantees to be one other groundbreaking 12 months of creating internet hosting capabilities and testing infrastructure, with occasions together with plenty of 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 National Day – precisely a 12 months earlier than the Qatar 2022 ultimate takes place.