Newspapers: Qatar 2022 World Cup...A Dream Turns Into Reality

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Doha, July 15 (QNA) - Qatari newspapers highlighted in their editorials Sunday the official handover of FIFA World Cup host's mantle, Qatar 2022, to HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani in the presence of HE President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and HE President of FIFA Gianni Infantino.
The newspapers said that the dream of hosting the World Cup is becoming a reality in the history of Qatari sport.
The newspapers pointed out that over the next four years, attention will be drawn towards the State of Qatar which is preparing to host the next World Cup, adding that the State of Qatar has always confirmed the message that the World Cup 2022 will be an important event representing Qatar and the Middle East as a platform to promote cultural understanding and an opportunity to present the true image of the region.
For its part, Al-Watan daily said that the countdown to Qatar's hosting of the world's premier sporting event will start when HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani officially receive FIFA World Cup host's mantle today, in the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin and FIFA President Gianni Infantino.
When we say that the State of Qatar will organize an amazing tournament, it is not an ego, and not just an expectation or a wish, but a fact based on sound foundations, the paper said, adding that Qatar has hosted major sports events and tournaments and has excelled in organising them, whUich made the world trust and respect it.
The newspaper quoted an important statement by South American Football Confederation President Alejandro Dominguez during his visit to Majlis Qatar, which is organized in the sidelines of the World Cup in Russia, in which he expressed confidence that the State of Qatar will host a successful world tournament, as it is known for its outstanding organization.
In conclusion, Al-Watan said that Qatar is moving in accordance with good planning, high ambition, strong will and seriousness, noting that all these qualities will be reflected in the organization of the 2022 World Cup.
In turn, Qatari daily Al-Sharq said that with the end of the FIFA World Cup in Russia today, attention will be drawn towards the State of Qatar which is preparing to host the next version of the biggest and most popular sport event in the world in 2022.
In its Sunday's editorial, the daily added that HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani will officially receive on Sunday the World Cup Host's Mantle in the presence of HE President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and HE President of FIFA Gianni Infantino.
The State of Qatar has always stressed that the 2022 World Cup was not just a victory for Qatar, but for the whole Middle East, the paper said adding that the 2022 World Cup represents a platform for promoting cultural understanding and an opportunity to present the true picture of the region.
The Qatari daily highlighted the State of Qatar's stunning and rapid preparations for the biggest event which is of great interest to the global football community, noting Qatar's confidence in launching the best version of the FIFA World Cup and changing the world's view towards the Middle East which will have the honor to host the FIFA World Cup for the first time.
In conclusion, Al-Sharq underlined the great power of the football that can unite the peoples, pointing out that the State of Qatar, through this historic occasion is seeking to break down the barriers, promote friendship relations between peoples and enhance intercultural understanding.
Al-Raya for its part affirmed that when HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani receives the FIFA World Cup Host's Mantle, Qatar 2022, the dream of hosting the tournament will become a reality in the history of Qatari sport and a victory for the State of Qatar and the Middle East.
In its editorial today, the newspaper said that December 2, 2010, was not a normal day in the history of the Qatari and world sport, when the former FIFA President Joseph Blatter announced the State of Qatar as the host country of the World Cup 2022 during the FIFA meeting in Zurich.
The paper pointed out that the official handover of the FIFA World Cup host's mantle, Qatar 2022, to HH the Amir today represents a unique event by achieving the dream of hosting the World Cup for the first time in an Arab country.
The State of Qatar, the paper said, will organize an extraordinary tournament, and that this day is an extraordinary day in the history of Qatar, stressing that the world attention will be drawn towards Qatar when the mantle of the next World Cup will be handed over to it.
Qatar 2022 will be the most prominent and best in history, especially that all sports facilities of stadiums and all means of transport and hosting will be ready, the paper said, noting that everyone is waiting for Qatar to host the next World Cup, which will be an addition to Qatar's successes in the organisation of global events professionally, both in terms of sports or other areas.
The daily underlined that the State of Qatar realises that it has achieved the Arab dream of seeing the World Cup in an Arab country.
Qatar has accepted the challenge and achieved victory for the Arabs and Muslims by organizing this event. (QNA)