AFC celebrates Asia’s World Cup in Qatar at special gathering
KUALA LUMPUR: FIFA President Gianni Infantino was joined by
AFC chief Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa and scores
of other football officials to celebrate the hosting of the
2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Qatar Football Association (QFA) President Sheikh Hamad Bin
Khalifa Bin Ahmed Al Thani, Vice President Saud Al Mohannadi,
Secretary General Mansoor Al Ansari and Hassan Al Thawadi,
Secretary General of Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy
(SC), joined the AFC family for a dinner party at the Grand Hyatt
FIFA Secretary-General Fatima Samoura was also present as were
Presidents of football bodies from across the Asian continent.
At the ceremony Qatar reiterated that it would being the world
together by hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup. QFA President also
lauded the efforts of AFC for taking the game to all corners of
the Asian continent.
The special gathering for has been called to celebrate the
inauguration of the new AFC headquarters in the Malaysian capital.
QFA Vice President Al Mohannadi delivered a short speech to highlight
Qatar’s amazing preparation to stage the 2022 FIFA World Cup. In his
speech, he thanked FIFA and AFC chiefs for being supportive of the
World Cup preparations in Qatar.
He also thanked AFC members for remaining committed to fully supporting
a successful edition of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
“We look forward to welcoming the football family to the 2022 World
Cup in Qatar. The event is four years away, but we can’t wait for
the event to begin,” he said.