POSTED: December 3rd 2011
Qatar 2022 to distribute US$400K ticket proceeds to Somali famine victims
LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications
TAMPA: On the one year anniversary of Qatar winning the 2022 FIFA World Cup the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee marked the day by starting the distribution of funds to aid famine victims in Somalia.
The ticketing proceeds from the friendly match that took place between Brazil v Egypt on last November 14 in Doha raised US $400K for Somali aid.
The match took place at the Al Rayyan stadium with Brazil beating Egypt 2-0 with two goals by Valencia striker Jonas.
The Supreme Committee has partnered with Qatar Charity to ensure the distribution of the funds reach the right channels to help the people in need.
Supreme Committee Communications chief, Nasser Al Khater and the head of public relations for Qatar Charity, Khalid Ahmad Fakhro, made the announcement today.
Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee Secretary General, Hassan Al Thawadi said, “One year on from what was a historic day for our country, we are pleased to announce this initiative for those in need in Somalia with Qatar Charity as our partner.
“During the bidding process we always stressed the importance of football and the FIFA World Cup as catalysts for positive change.
“This initiative is one of many initiatives that we will undertake with the goal of harnessing the power of football to make a difference in people’s lives – in our region and beyond.”
“The game demonstrated yet again the appetite for top-class football in Qatar and the Middle East.
“Guests and media traveling from abroad were given a taste of what 2022 will offer – a full stadium with people from many different nationalities, coming together to create a carnival atmosphere,” he concluded.
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