The 2022 FIFA World Cup™ has officially entered tournament delivery mode after Qatar and FIFA announced the launch of a new joint venture to organise the event.
The joint venture, ‘FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC’ was unveiled as the body responsible for delivering the first FIFA World Cup™ in the Arab world after the nine-member management board met for the first time in Doha this week.
The new delivery model will capitalise on the planning expertise the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) has built up since winning the right to host the tournament in 2010. Combined with FIFA’s extensive tournament expertise, this innovative model of delivering world football’s premier event aims to ensure an optimum World Cup experience for fans, players and officials in 2022.
While the joint venture focuses on tournament delivery, the SC will continue to manage the development of event infrastructure, along with the various legacy programmes.
Hassan Al Thawadi, who will combine his role as SC Secretary General with his being Chairman of the joint venture, said he is confident that the combination of FIFA’s extensive tournament experience, and Qatar’s own experience and the nine years of hard work already invested in the project, will ensure that the first FIFA World Cup in the Arab world will be one of the best ever.
Nasser Al Khater, the SC Chief of Tournament Readiness and Experience Group and CEO of the joint venture, said Qatar’s World Cup project is entering its final phase and they’re all very pleased to launch the new organisation and collectively develop the best possible operational plans for 2022.
In less than four years’ time, we will be welcoming the participating teams and over one million fans to Qatar for the world’s biggest single-sport event. It is the work we do now which will ensure the experience we deliver is unlike anything previously witnessed at a tournament. I look forward to leading this innovative joint venture with FIFA and the work it will be undertaking in the years to come.’
Creating a joint venture forms part of FIFA’s vision to create an organisation that streamlines the operational delivery of the World Cup. The management board of the new entity will be composed of officials from FIFA and Qatar’s SC and Qatar Football Association (QFA).
The 2022 FIFA World Cup™ will take place from 21 November to 18 December. For the latest tournament news visit sc.qa.