Qatar World Cup best in tournament's 92-year-old history: Yemeni minister

2022-12-12 | Since 2 Month

Yemeni Minister of Youth and Sport Nayef Saleh al-Bakri

Doha, 12 December 2022 - Yemeni Minister of Youth and Sport Nayef Saleh al-Bakri said that Qatar has dazzled the world with its distinct organisation of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
The minister added that taking into account the World Cup organisation and preparations, the splendor of facilities and infrastructure, and the ease of movement between stadiums and cities makes this Arab-Qatari edition, the best World Cup edition in the 92-year-old history of this tournament.
In a statement to Qatar News Agency (QNA), he said Qatar's hosting of the World Cup is a source of pride for Qatar, the Arab and the Islamic worlds, noting that the Arab region's hosting of a global event the size of the World Cup was a beautiful dream, yet now the dream became a reality.
Qatar was able to realise this dream and host this great event, which will have a great impact on changing the world's view of Qatar and all Arabs in general and their capabilities, in addition to being the starting point for organising other major global events in the near future, he said.
The minister also praised the multifaceted legacy that this world tournament will leave, including a sport, cultural, social and humanitarian legacies, in addition to strategic relations and partnerships with various other international organisations, given that Qatar will contribute, through the legacy of this World Cup edition, to support the construction of stadiums in many developing countries.
This will help in the development and spread of football throughout the world, he said.
The minister extended his thanks and appreciation to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and His Highness the Father Amir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, for their efforts to make this tournament a success in such an impressive manner, and to HE the Minister of Sports and Youth Salah bin Ghanem al-Ali. He also lauded all those in charge of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, which is responsible for organising the tournament.
The minister described the media campaigns against Qatar's hosting of the World Cup as desperate and miserable.
He also added that the campaign of questioning Qatar's capability of hosting the World Cup that started ever since it won the hosting bid in 2010 all the way until the opening ceremony, have failed in the face of Qatari determination, perfection and creativity, pointing out that each country has a system, a law, customs and traditions, and it is a must that others respect the specificities of Qatar, being the host country.


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