FIFA President Gianni Infantino confirms that 2022 Qatar World Cup plans not affected by global pandemic

FIFA President Gianni Infantino confirms that 2022 Qatar World Cup plans not affected by global pandemic

FIFA President Gianni Infantino confirms that 2022 Qatar World Cup plans not affected by the global pandemic

FIFA President Gianni Infantino confirms that 2022 Qatar World Cup plans not affected by global pandemic.

The preparations by Qatar to host the 2022 showpiece have progressed on despite the coronavirus pandemic, FIFA President Infantino said.

Infantino further informed that he visited the Al Bayt Stadium, with a 60,000 capacity, designed to resemble a traditional Arab tent, on a flying visit to Qatar.

The stadium, which FIFA said is in the final stages of construction will host the opening match plus group stage games, one quarter-final and one semi-final.

Eight stadiums will be used in all, of which three are so far fully operational.

Infantino said:

‘Qatar has been able to continue to advance during the last six months while the world stood still a from infrastructure preparations to important developments such as the recent labour reforms announced by the government,’

‘I am very pleased with Qatar’s progress ahead of the tournament.’