World Cup 2022: FIFA President Infantino visits Qatar's Supreme Committee Leadership

Laurence Griffiths
The president the world football body has discussed the roadmap for the next edition of the quadrennial extravaganza...

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has met H.E. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Al Thani, the managing director of Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), on Friday to discuss the arrangements for the 2022 FIFA World Cup which will be held in the Asian nation. 

SC have been shadowing and observing the 2018 World Cup operations in the 11 host cities, with over 180 professional studying the measures required in order to be prepared for the extravaganza four years later. 

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SC has also put up exhibits in Moscow and St. Petersburg to give fans a glimpse of the atmosphere they can expect in 2022. More than 300,000 fans have already visited the facilities. 

“We already work very closely with Qatar 2022, and the experience here in Russia made the bonds even stronger. The shadowing programme provided a fantastic opportunity to share knowledge and exchange experience,” said Infantino.

“Qatar’s public interactions in Moscow and Saint Petersburg have ignited excitement among the global football community and the reaction has been fantastic, with fans and the general public very keen to engage with Qatari culture and heritage. The activities showcase the fact that Qatar will host a unique tournament – one that is compact, welcoming to all and family-friendly.”