Doha, 16 June 2020 - His Highness The Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani delivered today’s evening a speech on the occasion of announcing the completion of the Education City Stadium, the third stadium of the FIFA World Cup™ Qatar 2022, in which His Highness greeted the champions of these times: the medical staff and all the staff of the teams working on the frontline against the COVID-19 pandemic. This was made during a virtually digital celebration broadcasted on beIN SPORTS channels, due to the preventative measures taken by the State against the pandemic. H.E. Gianni Infantino President of the International Football Association (FIFA) delivered a speech on this occasion as well.
HH The Emir’s speech runs as follows:
In the Name of God, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate
Dear friends across the world,
As we celebrate the completion of Education City Stadium, the third venue for the World Cup 2022, we greet the champions of these times: the medical staff and all the staff of the teams working on the frontline against the Covid-19 pandemic who have saved the lives of many people and brought back hope to them. We thank you and we support you.
As the world begins to open up, it is through your courage, dedication and sincerity that we truly believe in better days to come, the days when we will enjoy together watching the stars of the game in our stadiums.
Qatar is looking forward, and more excited and enthusiastic than ever, to welcome guests from all over the world for an exceptional World Cup.
Thank you very much.