Tribune News NetworkDoha
Qatar 2022 World Cup CEO Nasser Al Khater has said the profit from the World Cup is expected to be around $17 billion.
“We expect the profits to reach $17 billion,” Al Khater told Khadija Bin Qena of Al-Jazeera Podcast.
He said the cost of infrastructure and construction expenses for the World Cup has reached $8 billion, which is relatively close to the cost of previous World Cups.
“This means we will achieve revenues that are double the cost, and that Qatar will reap the fruits of the World Cup during and after the tournament," he added.
The CEO of the Qatar 2022 World Cup also spoke about the large number of visitors who will come to Qatar to watch the matches and to discover its culture.
He also pointed out that the number of followers of the World Cup from outside Qatar will reach record levels.
He said according to studies conducted by the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, it is expected that between 3 and 4 billion people around the world will watch the Qatar World Cup 2022."
In response to a question about large number of people who will arrive in Qatar within a few weeks from now and the extent of Qatar's readiness to deal with them, Al Khater stated that Qatar is fully prepared for the World Cup.
He said study shows that Qatar is waiting for nearly one million people, including 12,000 from the media, during the World Cup.