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Qatar plans an “affordable” World Cup 2022 tournament

21 May 2020

The Secretary General of Supreme Committee in-charge of delivering the tournament, Hassan Al Thawadi said that from the first day of the tournament, it will be an affordable one, as anyone wishing to view the Football World Cup 2022 should be able to do so.

"We demonstrated that during the Club World Cup when we engaged with fans from all the different clubs, that the whole travel experience was affordable in terms of flights, in terms of accommodation," he said.

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The leading panel organizing the 2022 World Cup has confirmed that they plan to run an “affordable” tournament in Qatar amidst fears of post-COVID-19 global recession.

Speaking at a conference held last week, Al Thawadi agreed that there is concerned about people not being able to travel to the Middle East in an economy that has been disturbed by the global pandemic.

"There are significant implications for employment, livelihoods, and the problem we have today is, what is recovery going to look like?" asked Al Thawadi.

He expressed concern about the global economy, and the ability of visitors to travel and afford joining in the World Cup celebrations.

Qatar has been continuously preparing to host the World Cup despite spread of COVID-19, which has infected about 34,000 people in Qatar.

Robin Vinod

Writer/blogger who writes on topics such as travel, real estate, employment and everyday life on GCC countries.

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