AFC president praises Qatar's preparedness
September 04 2019 12:58 AM
Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa
Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa

QNA/Kuala Lumpur

President of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and First Vice-President of FIFA Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa congratulated Qatar on revealing the official emblem of 2022 FIFA World Cup. He stressed that this occasion represents an important symbolic step to accelerate the pace of preparations towards the organisation of the first World Cup football in the Middle East.

Sheikh al-Khalifa praised the outstanding arrangements made by the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) in completing the launch of the official emblem of 2022 FIFA World Cup. He pointed out that the initiative to display the slogan in many countries of the world in conjunction with its launch in Doha translates the global football big event, and contributes to enhancing the state of passion and anticipation among members of the global football family three years before the start of the tournament.

The AFC president expressed his confidence in Qatar's ability to host the 2022 World Cup by the highest standards of the international organisation, reiterating the support of the AFC to the efforts to organise the best World Cup in the history of world football. Sheikh al-Khalifa expressed his satisfaction with the increasing pace of work in infrastructure projects and the establishment of stadiums for hosting the 2022 World Cup.

He pointed out that this reflects the proper planning adopted by Qatar since presenting the bid to host the tournament. The AFC president praised SC's efforts and role in advancing the preparations for the organisation of the World Cup. He pointed out that the professionalism that characterises SC's work represents a fertile ground for completing the hosting arrangements with all excellence and competence.




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