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AFC chief congratulates Qatar for emblem launch

Shaikh Salman praises the outstanding arrangements made by the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy.
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Hundreds of people gathered to witness the launch of the emblem at Burj Doha. Photo: Mohammad Daboos

Text: President of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa congratulated Qatar on its successful launch of the 2022 FIFA World Cup emblem.

He said the worldwide launch was an important symbolic step to demonstrate the pace of preparations towards organising the Middle East’s first FIFA World Cup.

The AFC chief congratulated the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy for its untiring efforts and appreciated its professionalism as they looked forward to delivering many more projects ahead of the FIFA World Cup in 2022.

Shaikh Salman said the initiative to simultaneously unveil the emblem in different countries reflected the global nature of the tournament and that it generated a lot of excitement and anticipation among members of the global football family three years before the kick-off.

The AFC president, who is also the First Vice-President of FIFA, expressed his confidence in Qatar’s ability to host the World Cup by the highest standards and also reiterated AFC’s support to the Gulf country’s efforts to organise the best-ever World Cup in 2022.

Sheikh Salman said he was satisfied with the pace of work related to various stadiums and other infrastructure projects for the 2022 World Cup. He pointed out that the steady progress on all the projects reflected the proper planning adopted by Qatar since it won the bid to host the tournament.