The National teams of Brazil and England arrive in Qatar on Wednesday in preparation for their friendly encounter in Doha on Saturday.
Both teams come to the Middle
East with full strength squads, as coaches Dunga and Fabio Capello begin their
final preparations for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa next year.
“We are delighted to welcome to Qatar two
teams of such great quality,” said Qatar 2022 Bid CEO Hassan Al Thawadi.
“Qataris are passionate football fans and we are truly excited to have this
opportunity to watch the English and Brazilian stars here on our home turf."
Al Thawadi hopes that the match will show what Qatar can offer at the 2022 World Cup.
“Our Bid offers FIFA
an historic opportunity to bring people from all around the world together in
friendship and unity. Fans from around the globe will be offered a
once-in-a-lifetime football experience.
"And in doing so, hosting the world’s
greatest tournament in Qatar will bring hope and joy to millions of people,
young and old, all across our region.”
Qatar has organised a fan festival for
visiting spectators, with English, Qatari and Brazilian ‘fan villages’, all of
which open their doors at 3pm on Saturday.
Special buses have also been laid on
to take spectators to the stadium from different locations around Doha on match