Qatar is well on course to have more than one million visitors to the country by the last leg of the FIFA World Cup tournament, a senior official of Qatar 2022 told Gulf Times.
“Close to 800,000 fans and visitors have already reached the country for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Within in the coming days, the number is expected to go beyond one million,” said, Nasser al-Khater, chief executive officer, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
Al-Khater was speaking to Gulf Times on the sidelines of the launch of the Al Khater House reconstruction project at the Education City of Qatar Foundation.
"The number of fans that have attended the tournament and reached the country are in line with our plans. We are getting very positive feedback from various corners about the tournament and its organisation so far,” continued al-Khater.
According to the CEO of Qatar 2022, the tournament has exceeded the expectations on several fronts. He explained: “The television coverage of the tournament has been great so far. It has gone bigger than expected with wide viewership all around the globe. We are also getting very positive feedback about the tournament and the facilities offered to the fans.”
As for the tournament and the matches so far, the official said it was going on very well and the matches are very engrossing. “We are very happy with the quality of the matches and with the results as well as the way the teams have played. We have seen some very good matches and we are also equally happy with the organisation of the tournament. It is moving on very well as per our plans and expectations we have put in place for the tournament right from the beginning. We are also receiving very good inputs from various quarters,” added al-Khater.
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