World Cup in Qatar


H. H. the Emir with the World CupFootball is Qatar’s most popular sport and has been played in the country for 60 years. That’s why the Emirate is very proud and excited to host the FIFA World Cup in 2022. It is the first time for the world’s biggest football tournament to be hosted by a Middle East nation.

Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) is in charge of managing the 2022 FIFA World Cup. At the moment, the country’s preparing the tournament in accordance to the Qatar National Vision 2030 and the National Development Strategy 2011-2016, preparing a sport event that will amaze the world.

Next Steps

The main goals are ensuring the timely delivery of infrastructure as well as competition and non-competition venues. The Qatari culture will be integrated into all hosting plans to provide the best possible image of the Middle East when the world arrives in Qatar in 2022. Another goal is setting and reaching high environmental standards on all projects, contributing to the delivery of a carbon neutral tournament.

In addition to delivering infrastructure in line with Qatar’s long-term development plans, Qatar’s goals include nurturing exceptional local and international talent and incubating the Josoor Institute, a centre of excellence for the sports and events industries in the Middle East; fostering the development of Qatar’s private sector and streamlining regulatory frameworks; and making Qatari football more competitive and increasing participation in sports in Qatar, the region and globally.

The investments that the Supreme Committee is making today will pay dividends for generations to come, in line with Qatar’s vision of a healthy and prosperous global future.