Monday, May 18, 2009

Qatar Calls 2022 Bid A Bridge Between the West and Arab Countries

Qatar has begun publicizing its 2022 World Cup bid, calling it an opportunity to bridge the west and the arab world.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, president of the Qatar 2022 bid, launched the process in front of a 50,000 sell-out crowd at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha for the Emir Cup Final.

He said: "Qatar 2022 is a bid on behalf of the whole region.

"The first global sports event in the Middle East provides an opportunity for greater understanding and unity between the Arab and Western worlds and can inspire enthusiastic support from football fans young and old across the entire region.

Qatar launch bid for World Cup to unite the world
May 17, 2009