Qatar's FIFA World Cup countdown reaches 200 days
With only 200 days to go until the big kick-off, Qatar is ready to host a landmark edition of the FIFA World Cup.
The 22nd edition of the tournament takes place in the Middle East and the Arab world for the first time this year.
Qatar will host the most compact edition of the FIFA World Cup, with eight stadiums ready to host fans from November 21 to December 18.
Fans will get the chance to witness more than one match a day in the early stages of the tournament.
Qatar 2022 will leave a legacy, setting an example with its host of sustainability projects, Social, economic, and environmental, and will positively impact the Middle East and the world.
For the last 13 years, HE Hassan al-Thawadi, Secretary-General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC), has been overseeing the tournament and cannot wait to welcome the world to Qatar only six months away this year.
“It’s going to be incredible and a landmark moment in the history of Qatar and our region,” said al-Thawadi.
“For decades, hosting the World Cup was a distant dream – but now it is reality and only 200 days away. All our hard work is coming to fruition, and we stand ready to host an outstanding edition of the FIFA World Cup – one that will leave an important legacy for our country, the Middle East, and globally,” he added.
“We have learned so much from recent tournaments, including the FIFA Club World Cup and FIFA Arab Cup, which were successfully held in Qatar last year,” said Eng. Yasir Al Jamal, Director General of the SC.
“We will continue to collaborate closely with our national stakeholders to ensure our country hosts an unforgettable FIFA World Cup for both residents and the many visitors we are expecting. We are excited to welcome the world in November and December and introduce everyone to our culture and hospitality,” he added.
Nasser al-Khater, CEO, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC, added: “Fans and players should expect a warm welcome when they arrive in Qatar for the FIFA World Cup. The compact nature of our tournament means everything will be close by – whether it’s a stadium, training site, or tourist attraction. So while fans immerse themselves in action, players will be able to focus on football as there is no requirement for travel between matches. It’s going to be a World Cup to remember for everyone who makes it to Qatar and the billions glued to their TVs and smartphones.”
Tickets, accommodation, and Hayya Card information for Qatar 2022 can be obtained at https://www.qatar2022.qa/en/home.