HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani meeting with FIFA president Sepp Blatter in Doha yesterday. Blatter was on a visit to Qatar at the invitation of HH the Emir. “During the meeting, which was held at the Al Bahr Palace, the Emir reviewed with Blatter relations of co-operation between Qatar and the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA)  and ways to enhance them, in addition to a number of topics of common interest, especially with regard to preparations for the organisation of the World Cup 2022,” the official Qatar News Agency (QNA) said. The meeting also reviewed progress made on projects related to the organisation of the tournament.  Blatter expressed his pleasure to meet with HH the Emir. “It was great to see his and Qatar’s commitment to use the 2022 FIFA World Cup to achieve positive social change and to promote the host country and the region,” Blatter said.  “Qatar takes its responsibility as a host serious. We also discussed the importance of  developing football further in the region,” he said. The meeting was attended by HH Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al -Thani, the Emir’s Personal Representative, and FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke.


Related Story