The Emir meets Blatter in Doha
DOHA: H H The Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani met at his office
in Al Bahr Palace on Sunday with the President of International
Football Federation (FIFA) Joseph Blatter.
The meeting dealt with Qatar-FIFA relations and the prospects of
The meeting also, addressed a number of topics related to Qatar’s
hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the latest developments thereon
and the efforts being excreted in the field of labor rights in
addition to the possibility of holding the international tournament
during the months of November and December 2022.
Blatter emphasized the importance of his meeting with HH the Emir,
which comes days before the FIFA Executive Committee’s meeting slated
for next week in Zurich.
He expressed appreciation to HH the Emir and the Qatari sport sector’s
officials on the commitment and seriousness for hosting an outstanding
edition of the international event.
The FIFA chief pointed out that he saw major developments, especially
with regards to the standards presented by the Supreme Committee for
Delivery and Legacy in its recent meetings with the FIFA Executive
HH Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Special Representative of HH
the Emir, attended the meeting.