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"Qatar is the Switzerland of the Middle East"-UEFA President

Fri 25 December 2020 | 8:33

UEFA President has praised Qatar’s preparations for the FIFA World Cup in 2022

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin praised Qatar's preparations for the 2022 World Cup, claiming that Qatar is like Switzerland in the Middle East.

Ceferin is the latest figure to speak recently about Qatar's ability to host the World Cup, and he says with confidence that Qatar will be a great host for the tournament.

"It is very important to get to know the country that will host the next World Cup in 2022. I have heard a lot about Qatar, and I have some Qatari colleagues and friends from the football field, and I spoke to the authorities who confirmed Qatar's readiness to host the event. But when you see it with your own eyes, you will be more impressed and your admiration for the infrastructure will go beyond. It is very difficult for any other country to compete with Qatar when it comes to infrastructure,"

Ceferin told Bein Sport

.

"

I have said many times that Qatar is the Switzerland of the Middle East, there is a lot of regulation and there is a lot of attention to hygiene, and I think that the fans should look forward to the World Cup. I am sure everything will be organised in a fantastic way

," the Slovenian added

Ceferin also said he was surprised by Qatar's leaders love towards football. "

I have seen the leaders of Qatar are fond of football. Therefore, it would be great to attend and play football in a country like this. And also the World Cup in 2022 will be held in November and December, when the atmosphere in Qatar is wonderful. It is the ideal time for players to play football,

" he said.

The UEFA President said Qatar team would get a lot by playing as a guest team in the European qualifiers for the World Cup. Qatar, who have already qualified for their home World Cup by being the hosts, have been involved in Group A of the European qualifiers along with Portugal, Serbia, Azerbaijan, Luxembourg and Ireland.

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