Fifa President reviews Qatar 2022 World cup preparations

July 30, 2014 1:22 pm

22 World cup preparations

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.


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Muhammad Tahim is the Sports Editor for Qatar Chronicle. A die-hard football fan and amateur tennis player, he roots for Manchester United, Barcelona, Paris St. Germain and Novak Djokovic.

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