DOHA: FIFA President Sepp Blatter yesterday called on the Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and discussed football matters besides exchanging notes on the organisation of 2022 FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar.
Their meeting lasted for about an hour. Sepp Blatter also expressed that he is highly satisfied with the ongoing preparations, through the official FIFA website.
The meeting, which took place at Al Bahr Palace, was also attended by H H Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Personal Representative of the the Emir, and FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke.
This was Blatter’s first trip to Qatar since his Doha visit last November when he met H E Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Thani, who headed the Q22 bid team. Qatar won the rights to host the 2022 World Cup at a historic FIFA Executive Committee vote in December 2010.