Doha, 20 December 2020 - FIFA President Gianni Infantino praised the State of Qatar's ongoing preparations for the World Cup 2022, following the inauguration of Ahmed bin Ali stadium.
Infantino told reporters at the event that the stadium was a wonderful venue. He described the atmosphere as "incredible" with seats very close to the pitch. He added that he was confident the stadium will be a perfect arena for the World Cup two years from now.
He then congratulated Qatar on completing the stadium, highlighting that the country was well prepared for the World Cup. He also said that Qatar was "on track to host a memorable version of the tournament the first in the Middle East and Arab world, and the second in Asia."