FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 sets new benchmark for future hosts

As the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 entered the Round of 16, the sporting spectacle on earth set new benchmarks for future hosts.
Qatar’s investment in state-of-the-art sports stadiums and facilities has provided players and fans with a world-class experience during the World Cup.
The compact nature of the tournament in Qatar means that everything is close by, be it a stadium, training venue or tourist attraction. While fans immerse themselves in the action, players can focus totally on the football as there is no requirement to travel between matches.
This year’s tournament is the 22nd edition of international football’s premier event – and the first to take place in the Middle East.
Qatar hosts the most compact edition of the FIFA World Cup in modern history. All eight stadiums are less than an hour’s drive from central Doha, meaning fans and players will always be in the thick of the action.
And uniquely in modern times, fans were lucky enough to watch more than one game a day in the preliminary stages of the tournament.
The Doha Metro has already become an “instant hit” with thousands of foreign and Qatari-resident football fans. Excellent crowd management provided football fans with a safe and smooth travel experience.
Also, the world-class facility is provided to Hayya cardholders absolutely free of charge.
Many football fans who spoke to the Gulf Times all praised Qatar, for its excellent event and crowd management.
Since beginning operations in 2019, Doha Metro’s state-of-the-art driverless system has been specifically designed and built to handle large numbers of passengers and major events. The Doha Metro has undergone extensive testing at several major events held before.
No less than 110 trains now run 21 hours a day and more than 10,000 employees take care of the Doha metro. From three cars, the Red Line now runs to six cars.
The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 has clearly generated excitement around the world.
After the end of the first round of FIFA World Cup group stage matches, official figures released by FIFA showed that the average overall match attendance in Qatar’s stadiums stood at an impressive 94 % compared to stadium capacities for the event.
With all 32 nations taking to the field – and more than 3 million tickets sold for the tournament – the strong attendance figures also follow recent news that comparable preliminary TV viewership figures are up. in countries around the world compared to the previous edition of the FIFA World Cup. .
The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 has become an unforgettable sporting spectacle for all who have done it and will do it in Qatar – as well as the billions glued to their TVs and smartphones around the world.
For decades hosting the World Cup was a distant dream – but now it has become a reality. Qatar’s hard work has indeed paid off and the country is now hosting an exceptional edition of the FIFA World Cup – one that will leave an important legacy for our country, the Middle East and the world.

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