Qatar 2022

Infantino: Qatar wants to amaze the world in 2022

In 1,000 days Qatar will host the World Cup 2022, the first time the world's biggest sporting event has been held in the region.

Infantino: Qatar wants to amaze the world in 2022

Qatar continues to take major stride towards the organisation of the World Cup 2022. In 1,000 days the attention of the entire world will be on the country as it hosts the biggest global sporting event, in a nation where the unique geography will help the movement of the fans coming to take part in the tournament.

To mark the occasion, the president of FIFA, Gianni Infantino said: “With 1,000 days to go, Qatar stands where no other host did before. Qatar wants to amaze the world and is on track to achieve it.” 

 “The FIFA World Cup 2022 will be a breakthrough from a social and cultural perspective. It will open the doors of this football-mad region, offering a new perspective to locals and foreigners, bringing people together and serving as a tool for common understanding,” added the Swiss administrator.

Hassan Al-Thawadi, Secretary General of Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), added: “Ten years of our lives, day in, day out, have been dedicated to this tournament. Personally, I can only look forward with excitement, as well as some nerves, but more importantly, conviction that this will be – without a doubt – the best tournament. We are determined to ensure that the first World Cup in the Middle East and Arab world will set a benchmark in the history of hosting major sporting events.”