Doha, 31 March 2022 - Doha continued its flag-raising ceremony of countries whose national teams reached the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, ahead of the competition's draw on Friday.
The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) the ceremony to celebrate the qualification of eight teams to the World Cup, they are; Morocco, Tunisia, Canada, Poland, Portugal, Cameroon, Ghana, and Senegal. The ceremony was held at the Corniche, with HE Secretary-General of the SC Hassan Al Thawadi and CEO of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC. Nasser Al Khater, Secretary-General of Qatar Football Association Mansour Al Ansari, Chief of Tournament Experience Khalid Al Mawlawi, Ambassador of Morocco to Qatar Mohamed Setri, Ambassador of Canada to Qatar Stefanie McCollum, and representatives of the qualified countries' embassies to the state.
Ambassador of Morocco to Qatar told Qatar News Agency (QNA) that he was delighted with his country's qualification to the World Cup in Qatar. He added that he was even more delighted that Moroccan fan will be present to cheer on their national team. He also said that he was satisfied with Qatar's preparations for the event. He highlighted that Qatar's preparation for organizing the World Cup, in terms of the stadiums and the infrastructure, could not go better. He called on the Moroccan fans to adhere to the measures placed by the state. He stressed that Morocco's participation will be a special one, stressing that the Moroccan fans will also make a strong showing.
In similar remarks made to QNA, Ambassador McCollum said she was proud to see her country's flag raised along with the other teams that reached the World Cup in Qatar. She added she was delighted that Canada will make a comeback to the World Cup following an absence for 26 years. She said that the Canadian fans will show great support to their national team.
She praised Qatar's preparations for the event, whether in terms of stadium or the infrastructure. She said she expects the special atmosphere of the competition will be a joy to fans. She also highlighted that the World Cup in Qatar will be the only competition in the world where fans can watch more than one match a day, due to the proximity of all stadiums. McCollum said she expects the World Cup in Qatar to be one of the best competitions, thanks to the fans passion for football.