With a post-pandemic global downturn approaching, Qatar has promised to have the “affordable” World Cup in over two years. The tournament is booked to start in November 2022 which created issues for Europe’s household league schedulers not long before the coronavirus emergency constrained their rivalries to be suspended.
Hassan Al Thawadi, Secretary-General of Qatar 2022’s Supreme Distribution and Legacy Committee, said his organization aims to exchange ideas with those organizing games, for example, Tokyo 2020.
However he perceives that a downturn that forestalls football fans’ ability to fly into the Middle East is a “worry” for him and his colleagues.
Speaking at the gathering at LeadersWeek.direct, he said: “There are major ramifications for families, employment, and the inquiry we have today is what does recovery look like?
“It’s uncertain at the present time. We ‘reemerging a downturn, so doubtlessly that there’s stress over the global economy and the ability of fans to afford travel and the chance to come and appreciate the World Cup. We’ve always said this will be an affordable tournament from day one; we want anyone who wants to have the option to go to the World Cup to have the option to come in. We indicated that the entire travel experience was accessible regarding fares, as far as housing, during the Club World Cup when we were engaging with fans from all the various clubs. We ‘re attempting to understand what the recuperation will resemble, and we’re also dedicated to finding a balance between an affordable World Cup and at the same time a value range that’s realistic for both business and specialist organizations. That’s one of our interests.”
Al Thawadi said the 2017 Qatar boycott by other Middle East nations, for example, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, had no impact on tournament preparations and made the nation “stronger.”