We told the world to expect amazing: Hassan Al Thawadi

The Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah was opened as Qatar is getting closer to hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Another 2022 FIFA World Cup stadium has been inaugurated, with the opening of the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah City before 40,000 football fans.

Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy secretary general, Hassan Al Thawadi, said: “The launch of Al Janoub Stadium represents another momentous milestone on the road to 2022.”

“During the bid, we told the world to expect amazing and with this magnificent stadium launch – along with the six others to follow – I am proud to report we are delivering on that promise.”

2019 FIFA Club World Cup, Qatar

2019 FIFA Club World Cup matches have been drawn

The 2019 and the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup will be celebrated in Qatar to test the countries' preparations ahead of the 2022 World Cup.

“To have completed this stadium with more than three years to go is another source of pride for us and our many stakeholders across the State of Qatar,” he continued.

“I look forward to continuing our work together to ensure the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 is one of the most memorable editions in the tournament’s long and illustrious history.”

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmad Al Thani, Qatar Football Association (QFA) president said: “I am delighted that in the presence of His Highness the Amir – and along with our colleagues and stakeholders – Al Janoub Stadium has successfully launched with the 2019 edition of the country’s most prestigious football event – the Amir Cup final.”

“I wish to extend my congratulations to both Al Duhail and Al Sadd, whose performances were fitting of this magnificent occasion, and thank all those who have worked together to ensure this event was a resounding success.”


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