Qatar dedicates 2022 FIFA World Cup stadium to coronavirus frontline workers

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Jun 16, 2020, 02:50 PM(IST)

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FIFA's president, Gianni Infantino looks forward to time without fans and spectators during the matches due to the infectious pandemic. 

Qatar has dedicated its brand new stadium to the frontline workers battling the coronavirus pandemic in the country. The stadium is set to host 2022 FIFA World Cup matches was presented virtually on Monday. 

The stadium is called a `Diamond in the Desert` and can hold up to 40,000 people. The Al Rayyan Stadium, also with a 40,000 capacity, and the 60,000-seat Al Bayt Stadium is due to be completed by the end of this year.

FIFA's president, Gianni Infantino looks forward to time without fans and spectators during the matches due to the infectious pandemic. 

"We must not forget, health comes first. In some parts of the world, it is already possible to look ahead to better times. In others, we still have to be extremely careful, stay strong and united.

"In the meantime, the new stadium in Education City reminds us that football will return and with more passion than ever," he said.

"When the time comes, we will be sharing the stands with families and friends. In this beautiful and modern stadium, we will come together to celebrate the FIFA World Cup in 2022."

"Three down, five to go. We`re on track," said 2022 World Cup chief executive Nasser Al Khater. "This is a virtual launch, not something that we ever imagined we`d do. But who would have imagined that the world would be where it is right now."

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