Qatar,FIFA Sign 2022 World Cup Deal: In less than four years’ time,more than one million fans be in Qatar To celebrate the world’s biggest single sporting event, the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
To set the stage, The 2022 FIFA World Cup officially entered tournament delivery mode after Qatar and FIFA launched a new joint venture for the event.
Titled The ‘FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, the nine-member management board met for the first time today in Doha February 5th 2019.
The new delivery model will capitalise on the planning expertise the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy built up since winning the right to host the tournament in 2010. Combined with FIFA’s extensive tournament expertise, this innovative model of delivering world football’s premier event aims to ensure an optimum World Cup experience for fans, players and officials in 2022.
While the joint venture focuses on tournament delivery, the SC will continue to manage the development of event infrastructure, along with the various legacy programmes. Creating a joint venture forms part of FIFA’s vision to create an organisation that streamlines the operational delivery of the World Cup. The management board of the new entity will be composed of FIFA’s Secretary General, Fatma Samoura, FIFA’s two Deputy Secretary Generals, Zvonimir Boban and Alasdair Bell, FIFA’s Chief Tournaments & Events Officer, Colin Smith, and FIFA’s Chief Legal Officer, Emilio Garcia Silvero, as well as the SC Secretary General, H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi, SC Nasser Al Khater, SC Chairman of the Operational Office and the Vice Chairman of the Technical Operational Office, Eng. Yasir Al Jamal, and QFA Vice President, Saoud Al-Mohannadi.