By hosting World Cup 2022, Qatar has made vthe Arabic dream come true. All is left now is to finish the preparations in order to obtain the honor of the international success of organizing.
If hugging the Golden Cup (World Cup) is very important and hard to achieve, winning the honor of organizing the whole competition is dozens of times more important due to the international popularity and the financial and political profits it brings to the host country. The fame gained by the country that wins the World Cup is definitely equal to that gained by the country that organizes the competition at least for the next four years before some other country wins the honor of organizing. However, other benefits, including football progress in the country and the attention it draws to touristic places, in addition to
Five countries competed to win the honor of organizing World Cup 2022 by submitting their profiles to FIFA: Qatar,USA, South Korea, Japan, and Australia.financial benefits, definitely and by far
outweigh dozens or thousands of times thenefits and rewards of the winning country. Today, football has first and foremost become an industry with several profit sources hovering around it, and the more development we have the bigger the profits are. The Qatari Dream Qatar brought pride back to Arabs and the Middle East after Morocco and Egypt failed to win the rights to host the competition in 2006 and 2010. After Brazil won the rights of organizing the 2014 World Cup, Qatar decided to bring the Arab World back to the competition on this great honor. It took tremendous efforts and vigorous work to succeed in bringing the World Cup to the Arab region, which is greatly hated by FIFA in spite of its huge progress in football. The small gulf state managed to convince Blatter and his friends that it is indeed more prepared than the USA, and that it is trustworthy to have this historic event on the Arab lands that had witnessed the greatest universal miracles. Why Qatar? During the last few years, Qatar sent a very clear message to the world in general and to football fans in particular that it is capable of organizing not only football events but also the biggest sport events by repeatedly organizing tennis, squash, and Formula 1 championships, in addition to the Doha Asian Games in 2006. Moreover, it established a few years ago the largest sport media organization in the Middle East (Al Jazeera Sport Channel).
The Qatari Government sponsors and provides the channel with the money needed to buy the rights to broadcast major global and continental tournaments, to attract the best media staff in the Arab world, and even to hire the most prominent sports analysts in the world. Prior to the establishment of Al Jazeera Channel in 2003, Muhammad bin Hammam, a former president of Al-Rayyan SC and the Qatar Football Association and a FIFA member, became the president of the Asian Football Confederation. This confirms that this country is full of leaders. Qatar won the rights to organize the Asian Cup 2011. It also succeeded in organizing an important game between England and Brazil. The match ended by a goal by Nilmar which granted the victory of Brazil in November 2009. It also organized a Latin American derby between Brazil and Argentina. Thus, it is the only state in the Middle East to organize such prominent games in spite of being a small country with a poor football record; the Qatari team never qualified for the World Cup, and the Qatari youth team only once qualified for the World Youth Cup finals in 1981 in Australia facing West Germany which won the Cup. The East Meets the West The government of Qatar and all the event organizers promise to show the best traditions of the world’s greatest sporting event, presenting extraordinary innovations to further promote football in the Arab World, which is the principal beneficiary of- the competition being held in the Middle East; the game will grow all the more popular.
Unique Architecture Qatar has perfected the European architectural tradition in the construction of its athletic facilities and stadiums, which are due to complete soon, but it has also incorporated its own style and local heritage. So, the resulting designs of the stadiums, hotels, and roads are a mix of the magic of the East and the splendor of the West. This is all for the benefit of the most
popular game in the world and all the visitors during the event. Joy will not be confined to what the eyes see on the football pitch. Underwater TV studio Reef Worlds, the American underwater design company, has commenced work on the proposed design for a TV broadcasting studio Qatar is planning to build underwater to cover the matches and events of World Cup 2022 in Qatar.
World Cup 2022 in Qatar will be broadcast from Underwater studios. Viewers will see sharks while watching the event on TV. The company’s executive director said the project is novel and unusual. Several TV networks expressed their wish to use the project and may participate in funding it, according to the director. The total cost of the xproject is about $30M. The World Cup organizers chose Reef World for its profile in the Gulf and in Dubai in particular. The company had been planning to establish underwater tourist sites in the UAE. Qatar wants to dazzle the world with an all-new World Cup that will impress on all levels. So, Doha has been investing millions of dollars in its infrastructure, hotels, resorts, stadiums, and entire cities to host this major event the world looks forward to every four years. Remarkable Stadiums Truly remarkable stadiums that no words can describe are being built. Lusail stadium, surrounded by a water fence, will have the
capacity of 86K spectators and will host the opening and final matches.
Qatar’s Spectacular World Cup 2022 Stadiums This shows in the artistic preparations for World Cup 2022. Qatar will be the first Arab host of this major sporting event. Qatar is working day and night to dazzle the world in an artistic sporting piece of art on its land. It will be a memory the world will never forget. The country is racing against the clock to complete the stadiums and excel in World Cup preparations. The attached photos are of Qatari stadiums that have become tourist attractions visited by people from around the world who want to see what Doha is doing for international football. Art and extraordinary aesthetics also show in the stadiums Qatar is building for World Cup 2022 to be the top in the stadium construction arena. One of the most important aspects it is taking into consideration is security, an aspect FIFA has stressed on the most. Qatar has all the capabilities to establish those stadiums with the required specifications for the 2022 event and break world records to make the event the most outstanding throughout World Cup history.Qatar’s Spectacular World Cup 2022 Stadiums This shows in the artistic preparations for
World Cup 2022. Qatar will be the first Arab host of this major sporting event. Qatar is working day and night to dazzle the world in an artistic sporting piece of art on its land. It will be a memory the world will never forget. The country is racing against the clock to complete the stadiums and excel in World Cup preparations. The attached photos are of Qatari stadiums that have become tourist attractions visited by people from around the world who want to see what Doha is doing for international football. Art and extraordinary aesthetics also show in the stadiums Qatar is building for World Cup 2022 to be the top in the stadium construction arena. One of the most important aspects it is taking into consideration is security, an aspect FIFA has stressed on the most.
Qatar has all the capabilities to establish those stadiums with the required specifications for the 2022 event and break world records to make the event the most outstanding throughout World Cup history.
The Challenge, and Restoring the Prestige of Arabs Qatar is planning for an outstanding World Cup, one that erases the memory of the Morocco- Egypt defeat in the Germany 2006 case, and then
South Africa 2010. This is the biggest challenge for Qatar and its World Cup team. They are trying to show that Arabs have learned from their mistakes (especially that of Egypt when they were not able to get a single vote). Egypt is the biggest Arab country, a real hub of civilizations, and has enough historical heritage, a good weather, the Mediterranean, the Red Sea, the Nile, and all other prerequisites that shat should have helped it win the 2010 case. It was only a marketing fail. Overcoming Challenges and Drawbacks Qatar will overcome all challenges such as its “small area” and “weather conditions” due to the prevailing summer conditions. It will market its best capabilities. Among these is the pioneering technology to condition air, especially in open spaces and stadiums. It will guarantee that the air is carbon-free using cutting-edge solar power technologies. This will have a very positive impact on the environment for both the players and spectators.
Regardless of the small area of Qatar, its geographical position as a meeting point between the east and the west, the north and the south, allowed it to host the event. This is unlike several remote countries that previously organized the event, such as South Africa, Korea and Japan, Chile, Argentina, and Mexico. Qatar’s geographical position was the winning card the organizer committee used. Brotherly Support Arab countries fully supported the event. The Egyptian, Algerian, and Jordanian Federations and several Arab football associations in addition to the Union of Arab
Football Associations repeatedly expressed their full support of the event. It is understood that hosting the World Cup in the Arab World is beneficial not only to football officials here but also to every Arab individually.
A Small Country Is “a Blessing not a Curse” Land and Air transportation networks are available at all times. Rail transports are the fastest because the cities are close to each other. Therefore, an ease of movement will be an advantage for participating teams and will grant them the opportunity to do their best during matches. The fact that the stadiums are very close to each other will
enable fans to attend more than one match a day, which is an advantage they didn’t have in any other championship. Usually, most stadiums are very far away from each other. However, in Qatar
it will only take 30 minutes to get from one stadium to the other, and the longest distance between two stadiums will only take one hour. Al- Jazeera Sport Channel Qatar has very important facilities including remarkable media centers ready to host journalists in every stadium and press conference halls equipped with the newest communication means. Al- Jazeera Channel (Sport and News) is another huge advantage which will work in Qatar’s favor. It is the most significant media platform in the Arab World and the Middle East. The professional media organization
realizes the important role of media people coming from all over the world. Its chief officers are familiar with covering a variety of sports and football events in Europe and many other countries. Having correspondents all over the world will also serve as a huge guidance in handling the enormous numbers of journalists and reporters who will arrive to cover the event. Therefore, most international and regional agencies will be encouraged to send their correspondents who won’t encounter any difficulties while covering the event. The media readiness is a key point for the success of the event because Qatar appreciates the role of media people and respects their message.
History In addition to organizing Asian Olympic Games in 2006, Qatar has an honorable historical record of hosting major tournaments. Qataris are qualified in organizing thrilling events. In 1993 they organized the Qatar Open tennis tournament. The German veteran Boris Becker and the astonishing Steffi Graf were among the participants. In 1995 Qatar hosted the World Youth Cup finals which witnessed the birth of the talented Ortega and the historic Real Madrid’s defender Salgado, along with many other talents. It also organized the golf tour of Commercial Bank Masters- which is held in the Doha Golf Club since 1998. Other championships organized by Qatar include male/female tennis tournaments, squash, golf, bike, and Formula 1 races, in addition to Moto
GP and international diving races. Qatar cares about others Nobel social goals. Qatar indeed is not only looking after its own interests but also is trying to develop football in the Middle East. Therefore, the Africa Cup of Nations 2010, World Cup 2014, and the European Nations Cup were all broadcasted for free, and if it weren’t for the strict terms of broadcasting rights, it would have continued broadcasting the Spanish League for free to all viewers. After the World Cup is over, Qatar will donate the upper parts of nine of the stadiums that will host the championship to developing countries that don’t have high quality stands such as Somalia, the Comoros, Mauritania, etc. the capacity of the stadiums will range between 40,000 to 50,000 spectators. The lower parts of the stands will stay in Qatar and the stadiums capacity will become 25,000 spectators.
The Qatari Profile Ambassadors The star of the bid Zinedine Ismail Zidanae, the leader of the French football in the1998 World Cup and Euro 2000, the former Bordeaux, Juventus and Real Madrid player, and the former Player of the Year winner, is the most important supporter and ambassador of the Qatari profile to the world. His football accomplishments and fame are enormous, and because he descends from Arabic origins, he wishes to witness this event on his ancestors’ land. Zidane made an expressive speech of intellectual and social value immediately after he announced supporting the Qatari profile, he said,” Nothing is impossible when trying to be unique. All you have to do is to believe in your dreams in order to make them come true.” He added, “When I was young, the Castellan field was my training ground. It all started there 24 years ago. I improved my playing style, I lived there in a small two-stair building, and because we are Algerians, we had to make double the effort of others.” He concluded, “I don’t know how many times I kicked the ball before I walked my road to the World Cup, maybe more than 1 million times. Football has the power of uniting people. We saw that in South Africa where people gathered and celebrated together. This is the magic of the World Cup. When I think about all middle eastern youths, I speak about how much they miss such an event, because football is for everybody.” Blatter Says In a press conference in Egypt following the World Youth Cup, the president of FIFA was asked if Qatar was capable of hosting the 2022 World Cup, he replied, “Qatar is not less than any of the other nine countries that applied for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. It has what it takes
to make this dream come true. It is a big country and its abilities allow it to organize this championship”Other Stars There are a lot of ambassadors of the Qatari profile: the Italian Fiorentina star and the historic scorer of Argentine, Gabriel Omar Batistuta, who played with the Qatari Arab team. FC Barcelona’s coach, Josep Guardiola, who led Barca to win the Champions League as a
player and a coach and played previously for Al-Rayyan SC, Rome and Breccia teams. The Saudi Al-Hilal star and Al-Jazeera Sport analyst Sami Jaber. The Dutch Ronald De Boer, who said, “After I lived and played in Qatar for five years, I can strongly certify the amazing abilities of this country which allow it to host a wonderful World Cup. The efforts Qatar has made to build sport facilities and infrastructures enabled it to host some of the most prominent international sport events in the past few years. A World Cup in Qatar will be a celebration for football in one of most generous countries around the world and will represent unity and understanding among people of all continents.” From Africa, the Cameroonian Roger Milla; one of the most important football symbols
in Africa of all times whose dance in World Cup 1990 finals was unforgettable. The Serbian coach Bora Milutinovic, who coached several teams such as, China, Costa Rica, Mexico, USA, and Nigari. Many Gulf football stars including, the Emirati Adnan Talyani, the Saudi football star Majed Abd Allah, the Qatari scorer Mansouruftah, the Kuwait leading scorer Abd Al Aziz Al-Anbari, and the Omani star Naser Hamdan Alryami.It is difficult to determine who will play in the Qatari team in World Cup 2022 from such an early time. New talents may emerge. New players may be given the Qatari nationality, given the fact that some members of the current Qatari team were already given the nationality. We also think that it is better to include some of the players of the current youth team and the Olympic team in the team that will compete in 2022. The Team: Saad Al-Shaeb. Ibrahim Abd Al- Majid. Ismaeel Khalifeh. Al-Mehdi Ali. Jar Allah Al-Mri. Fahid Khalfan. Daniel Jomo. Hamad Al-abeedi. Abd Al-Aziz Hatem. Soud Al-Khater. Marcone Amiral Reserve Team: Naser Nabeel. Hasan Al- Haydous. Abd Al-Kareem Hasan. Abd Al-Aziz Al-Ansari. Ali Asad. Hamed Ismael. Muhammad Salah Al-Neel. Abd Allah Al-Arimi. Ahmad Sofian Bonora. Khaled Moftah. Muhammad Mosa. Muhammad Al-Saed Abd Al-Mutaleb.
• Sheikh Muhammad bin Hamad bi Khalifeh Al Thani: The Chairman of Board Directors
• Hasan Abdullah Alzawadi: CEO
• Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifeh bin Ahmad Al Thani: The President of Qatar Football Association
• Sheikh Sultan Al Thani: International Relations Director
• Yaser Abdallah Al-Jamal: Technical Director
• Hemoud Naser Al-Sbeie: Governmental Relations Director
• Naser Fahd Al-Khater: Communications Director
• Naser Khaled Al-Kbaesy: Executive Officer of Financial and Administrative Affairs
• Ahmad Ne’me: Website Manager Expected Qatari Team in 2022