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Posted On: 17 August 2013 12:03 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:13 pm

AFC president lends support for Qatar to host successful world cup

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Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president has pledged the confederation’s support for Qatar to host a successful FIFA World Cup in 2022. Qatar would “make Asia proud” with the tournament, despite ongoing concerns over playing it in summer, said Shaikh Salman, a member of the Bahrain royal family “The AFC is confident that Qatar will host a magnificent World Cup, under the guidance of FIFA, and with it only being the second time that Asia plays host to a FIFA World Cup,” he said. “We are sure that Qatar will make Asia proud,” Shaikh Salman added. “Based on the performance and achievements of Asian nations in all FIFA competitions and the recent Olympics in both the male and female categories show that we are now world beaters and worthy contenders for any competition; and why not winning it in 2022 in Asia,” Shaikh Salman said. Source:Qatar Chronicle