Qatar to keep on bidding for sports events: AFP

Sheikh Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, secretary general and CEO of the Qatar Olympic Committee, said in an interview published by AFP earlier this week that Qatar will continue bidding for large-scale sports events.

This could theoretically mean bidding for a second football World Cup, hosting matches from foreign football leagues, as well as a large number of other sporting events, AFP said.

“After the World Cup and after the potential Olympics we will not stop, we are continuing because we already have the infrastructure and we have facilities,” he said. “… we are now being approached by the international federations asking us to organise their world championships.

Qatar has gained “the trust” of international sporting bodies, Al-Thani said.

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