POSTED: March 1st 2012
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Qatar 2022 World Cup team holds first meeting with FIFA

Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee Secretary General Hassan Al Thawadi speaking with FIFA delegates / Qatar 2022
Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee Secretary General Hassan Al Thawadi speaking with FIFA delegates / Qatar 2022

FIFA's Delia Fischer speaks with Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee directors / Qatar 2022
FIFA's Delia Fischer speaks with Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee directors / Qatar 2022

LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications

TAMPA: FIFA delegates and the local Qatar Supreme Committee held their first working meeting in the host country for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Currently Doha is bidding for the 2020 summer Olympics and the nation is focused on bringing in more elite level sports events.

Hassan Al Thawadi, Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee secretary general, said, “We are pleased to have held our first working meetings this week in Qatar with our counterparts from FIFA. 

“There is no doubt in my mind that the discussions and presentations held this week were of mutual benefit in terms of aligning our visions for the journey toward 2022. 

“We have always insisted upon the importance of taking the time to ensure the proper foundations are in place for the next ten years. 

“After our meetings this week with FIFA and our appointment of our delivery partner early last month, we believe we are on the right track.”

 FIFA was represented by Competitions Director Mustapha Fahmy, Marketing Director Thierry Weil, TV Director Niclas Ericson and Communications and Public Affairs Director Walter De Gregorio. Discussions covered presentations by a number of Qatari organizations that will be involved with the Cup either directly or indirectly. These were the New Doha International Airport project, Qatar Rail, the Gulf Organisation for Research and Development, Qatar Foundation and Qatar’s Central Planning Office. 

Fahmy said, “It was FIFA’s first visit since the bid inspection. We are impressed by the overall vision developed by the Qataris and the first steps of the preparations taken already.

“It is great to see the commitment and excitement of the 2022 Supreme Committee and other key stakeholders to create amazing.

“We are looking forward to continuing the path started over the last few days and seeing these visionary projects coming together on the way to the first FIFA World Cup in the Middle East.”


Keywords · Qatar 2022 World Cup · Hassan Al Thawadi · Mustapha Fahmy · Thierry Weil · Niclas Ericson · Walter De Gregorio


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