The international media, through various reports and articles, commended Qatar's readiness for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, which will be held from Nov 20 to Dec 18. Reports described Qatar as having become a sports, political and economic centre in the Middle East, and achieved a great renaissance in sports innovation, which qualifies it to host the most important international companies in this field.
Radio Monte Carlo Italia, in its report, praised the unique design of the Lusail Stadium, which will host the most prominent matches during the World Cup, pointing out that what is most surprising is the electricity bill in this sports edifice which will be really low in costs. The report, titled "Here is the future stadium in Qatar, where the electricity bill will be lower than our bills," added that the stadium, with an exceptional structure, which inaugurated a month ago, was designed by the British firm Foster & Partners with the support of MANICA Architecture and KEO International Consultants, and it will be carbon neutral thanks to the amazing photovoltaic system, besides the electricity produced by the solar panels is not only sufficient for the needs of the stadium but also benefits the neighboring buildings.
'Fikir Turu' magazine published an article by Turkish writer Serife Akinci entitled "Does Qatar score a goal in the 2022 World Cup", in which she considered that Qatar has a golden opportunity to win the difficult World Cup challenge, and it may be the biggest goal that Qatar will achieve for its future. The writer said that Qatar is no stranger to organising tournaments, as the best tennis and golf players in the world participate in major tournaments there frequently and regularly, pointing out that this cup will be the first of its kind in terms of allowing the International Football Association (FIFA) to hold such an event in a Middle Eastern country.
The Turkish writer said that the World Cup will pave the way for Qatar to become one of the preferred countries to host more sporting events which may enable the country to become a centre for training and rehabilitation of teams at the beginning of the sports seasons and a sports, political and economic centre in the Middle East, as it is possible to see the World Cup as a win-win project within the scope of Qatar Vision 2030.
In an interview with France 24 television, director of the Middle East and North Africa department at the international human rights organisation EFDI, Abdel Majid Marari, (an independent organisation whose mission is to defend human rights), affirmed that the campaign against the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 tournament only reflects an incomprehensible double standard. He considered that a boycott by some parties of the World Cup in Qatar will not achieve anything, especially since football fans do not even notice it.
Malik Shishtawi, Founder of Arab SportsTech Forum, affirmed in an interview with CNBC Arabia TV that Qatar's leading position in the field of sports, which is clearly visible, whether through its high-level sports facilities such as the Aspire Academy or its giant achievements, which culminated in winning the right to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar.
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