Qatar officially submits World Cup bid
Qatar has officially submitted its World Cup bid at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.
May 15, 2010 1:28 by Sam Potter
Qatar has officially submitted its World Cup bid file at the FIFA headquarters in Switzerland, according to Zawya.com. The bid file was handed over by Qatar 2022 Bid Committee Chairman Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani to FIFA President Sepp Blatter, it reports.
The 20-chapter bid book contains the details of what would be the first World Cup to be held in the Middle East. FIFA’s Executive Committee will vote on the hosts of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup Finals on December 2, 2010, in Zurich, Switzerland.
The bid file details 12 proposed stadiums, five of which were unveiled in Dubai last month, says the report.
Chairman of the Qatar 2022 Bid Committee, Sheikh Mohammed said in a statement: “The submission of our bid book in Zurich is a historic moment for Qatar and its people. Today, I am here not only on behalf of the government of Qatar and all those involved in the game of football, I am here to represent the dream of each and every single boy and young girl of Qatar, to express and share with you the passion of our athletes and our fans who have supported our Bid from the very beginning, to manifest the desire of every family in our region who has shared our ambitions and hopes to bring the World Cup to the Qatari people.”