QATAR 2022

Vladimir Zelensky: professional management is the key to success at Qatar 2022

On an official visit to the Qatari capital, Doha, President of Ukraine, Vladimir Zelensky affirmed his country's confidence in Qatar to host a successful tournament.

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Vladimir Zelensky: professional management is the key to success at Qatar 2022

Qatar’s hosting of the FIFA World Cup in 2022 has contributed to its openness to many countries as it looks to partner with them and benefit from their expertise in organizing major sports tournaments. Qatar then aims to invest this knowledge gained in its efforts to host an exceptional edition of the World Cup in less than two years, which will be the first to be held in the Middle East.

On Sunday, Vladimir Zelensky, President of Ukraine, began an official visit to the Qatari capital, Doha, and made statements in which he touched upon Qatar’s organization of the World Cup, affirming his country's confidence in Qatar to host a successful tournament. The President of Ukraine also praised the cooperation between Qatar and his country in various areas, describing this cooperation as the basis of the bilateral relationship between the two countries.

On Qatar hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup for the first time in the Middle East and how Ukraine can contribute to this global event, the Ukrainian President affirmed his confidence that the professional management and traditional hospitality of the State of Qatar will be the key to the success of the tournament and creating a distinctive experience for fans.

“Ukraine has great experience in holding group events and sports competitions. In 2012, we participated in hosting the European Championships, and in 2019 the final of the UEFA Champions League took place in Kiev, so we are pleased to share our experience with Qatari partners in all technical and security issues. In addition, Ukrainian companies are interested in participating in the implementation of various infrastructure projects for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar,” Zelensky said in a statement to the Qatar News Agency.

The Qatar World Cup will be held from November 21 to December 18, 2022 at eight world-class stadiums dedicated to hosting games in accordance with international standards and FIFA requirements. Four of the stadiums have been inaugurated so far: Al Khalifa International, Al Janoub, Education City, and Ahmed Bin Ali. This year will see the inauguration of three more stadiums: Bayt, Ras Abu Aboud and Al Thumama.