The Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani gave a speech on 15th June 2020 to mark the completion of Education City Stadium, the third venue for the World Cup 2022, during which His Highness saluted the champions of the times of medical staff and all the staff of the teams working on the frontline against the coronavirus pandemic, during an online celebration broadcast by beIN Sports, that carried out all the precautionary measures adopted by the state as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
His Highness’ speech:
“In the Name of God, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate
Dear friends across the world,
As we celebrate the completion of Education City Stadium, the third venue for the World Cup 2022, we greet the champions of these times: the medical staff and all the staff of the teams working on the frontline against the Covid-19 pandemic who have saved the lives of many people and brought back hope to them. We thank you and we support you.
As the world begins to open up, it is through your courage, dedication and sincerity that we truly believe in better days to come, the days when we will enjoy together watching the stars of the game in our stadiums.
Qatar is looking forward, and more excited and enthusiastic than ever, to welcome guests from all over the world for an exceptional World Cup.
Thank you very much.”
من قلب استاد المدينة التعليمية الذي أصبح جاهزاً بالكامل ..
شكراً لكل العاملين في الصفوف الأمامية على ما بذلوه للبشرية خلال الأشهر الماضية.#قطر2022 pic.twitter.com/nlHJ5rIRWe
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FIFA President HE Gianni Infantino also participated in the celebration and expressed his thanks to HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani for the opportunity to participate in celebrating the milestone.
“While announcing the completion of another stadium hosting the FIFA World Cup 2022, we pay a very special tribute to those who suffered, fought and are still fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic giving us a remarkable example of resilience during such a difficult moment,” His Excellency said before adding “We mustn’t forget…health comes first.”
He noted that it was better to look forward to better times in some parts of the world, while other parts have to be extremely careful, stay strong and united.
“The new stadium in Education City reminds us that football will return, and with more passion than ever. When the time comes, we will be sharing the stands with family and friends…In this beautiful and modern stadium, we will come together to celebrate the FIFA World Cup in 2022…Until then, stay healthy, strong and positive,” he added.
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