The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) organized on Thursday, 31 March 2022, a celebration at the Doha Corniche on the occasion of the qualification of the teams of the United States, and Mexico for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.
The flag-raising ceremony was attended by H.E. SC Secretary-General Hassan Al Thawadi, SC Director-General Yassir Al Jamal, Chief of Tournament Experience Khalid Al Mawlawi attended the ceremony along with HE Ambassador of Mexico to the state Graciela Gomez Garcia, and deputy head of the American diplomatic mission to the state Michael Schroeder.
Speaking to Qatar News Agency (QNA), Al Thawadi congratulated the US and Mexico for qualifying for the World Cup. He said that the addition of both teams brings the total number of qualified teams to 29 from a total of 32. He said tomorrow's draw will bring further details as the groups will be set. He said that the SC has a clear vision for the competition and that the countdown begins for the start of the competition in November for the first time in the Middle East.
For her part, H.E. Ambassador of Mexico to Qatar expressed her delight with her country's qualification and the raising of the Mexican flag. She said she looks forward to seeing Mexican fans here in Qatar. She called on Mexican fans to get their tickets now so that they can get to enjoy the World Cup experience in Qatar.
Schroeder meanwhile said he was pleased with the US' qualification to the World Cup. He also said he was happy to be present in today's event, and invited American fans to come to the World Cup that's being held in the Middle East for the first time and get to know the Qatari and Arab cultures up close.
Cover image: Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy
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