Football legend Xavi Hernandez has been named as the first global ambassador for the Supreme Committee for Delivery& Legacy (SC) – the organisation responsible for delivering the infrastructure required for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Qatar’s economy may gain traction this year on the back of stronger fixed investment—aided by ongoing preparations for the 2022 World Cup—and healthy global growth, FocusEconomics has said in a recent report.
The SC and the Building and Wood Workers' International have published the findings of a series of inspections carried out at four FIFA World Cup stadium sites during 2017.
Qatar will host every game of the 2022 World Cup, the country's senior tournament organiser insisted on Friday, amid speculation the Gulf political crisis would force the country to relocate matches.
Major Ali Mohammed al-Ali, deputy executive director for security with the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, the body overseeing the tournament, also predicted that Qatar would deliver "the safest World Cup in the world".
Hassan al-Thawadi said fans from all countries – including Saudi Arabia – are welcome to watch the mega tournament, despite the blockade of Qatar, which has entered the third month.
Qatar's national football team will be permitted to play in the preliminary qualifying rounds of the 2022 World Cup despite being given an automatic berth in the finals as tournament hosts, the Asian Football Confederation has said.