19 May 2017 - 23:47
Emir declares Khalifa Stadium ready to host World Cup
Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani patronised yesterday the inauguration of Khalifa International stadium and announced it in the name of every Qatari and Arab citizen as ready to host World Cup 2022. The Emir cut the ribbon afterwards to officially announce the inauguration of Khalifa International Stadium.
Emir also watched the final of HH the Emir Cup between Al Sadd and Al Rayyan at Khalifa International Stadium. Al Sadd lifted the tropy with 2-1 win. The Emir awarded the cup and gold medals to Al Sadd club, and the Silver medals to Al Rayyan club
The Deputy Emir H H Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Thani and President of Burkina Faso Roch Marc Christian Kabore attended the inauguration of the stadium as well as the final match. Personal Representative of the Emir H H Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani, H H Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani, H H Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani, H E Sheikh Jassim bin Khalifa Al Thani, Speaker of the Advisory Council H E Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khulaifi, and President of Qatar Olympic Committee H E Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani have also attended the events.
Representative of H M the King, for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports and President of Bahrain Olympic Committee, Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, President of Asian Football Confederation, Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa, FIFA President Gianni Infantino, President of Union of Arab Football Associations, Prince Turki bin Khalid Al Saud, as well as a number of head of Arab and international sports federations were also present.