Doha, 28 January 2024 - The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) has come up with a detailed report recounting the exhilarating journey of hosting the 2022 World Cup which has been widely deemed as the greatest World Cup of all time. In Amazing Delivered, the SC explains the innovation and determination behind FIFA President Gianni Infantino calling the tournament, “the best World Cup ever.”
From the origins of the original bid to host the first World Cup in the Middle East and Arab world, to the unforgettable final that saw the Lionel Messi-led Argentina side triumph over defending champions France, the report examines every aspect of the event’s sporting, social and economic legacy. Amazing Delivered highlights the passion and commitment of the SC to stage a mega-event of this scale, while looking ahead to the next chapter of Qatar’s story as it builds on that moment of history.
Speaking on the report, the Director General of the SC, ENG. Yasir Al Jamal said: “In March 2009, we set out to deliver amazing. Today, as we release our post-tournament report, we can proudly say Qatar did exactly that. Qatar 2022 will go down in history as the greatest FIFA World Cup yet. We are proud that Qatar set a new benchmark for hosting mega sporting events, and that we delivered on our promise.”
The 2022 World Cup in Qatar witnessed a massive 172 goals being scored throughout the competition which is the most at a World Cup. For the first time in the tournament’s history, a team from each continent reached the knockout stages. This was also the first World Cup to be held in November and December. A total of 3.4m fans watched the World Cup at stadiums in Qatar which is approximately 96.3% of the total combined capacity of all venues. Eight state-of-the-art stadiums were built for the World Cup in Qatar.
200,000 plus workers were protected by new welfare standards during the tournament. Fans who visited Qatar during the World Cup spent $14.7bn while $200bn infrastructure investment across Qatar was stimulated by hosting the premier competition.