The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 will mark a milestone in the history of football, and the wonderful organisation of this World Cup is a dramatic response to all the disinformation and distortion campaigns on the tournament, Ambassador of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria to Qatar HE Dr Mustafa Boutoura has said.
In statements to QNA, the ambassador said that Qatar has always provided the best and most prestigious organisation of international events and tournaments, and that the 2022 FIFA World Cup will go down in history as a pivotal moment for the game, adding that it will remain a source of pride for every Arab and Muslim.
Boutoura extended his sincere congratulations and blessings to the His Highness the Amir of State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, His Highness the Father Amir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, and the government and people of Qatar for the great success that marked the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, which is being held for the first time in an Arab country.
He praised the contents of the speech delivered by HH the Amir during the opening of the World Cup, and said that the speech conveyed important messages emphasising the importance of dialogue and cooperation between countries, and the need for openness, tolerance and coexistence between peoples and nations and overcoming differences by prioritising the values of humanity and mutual respect.
The Algerian Ambassador also stressed that the opening ceremony was special, given the messages it conveyed to the world, as well as through various wonderful musical, cultural and visual performances that reflected the identity and heritage of the Gulf and the Arab world, ultimately spreading from Al Bayt Stadium to the world an aesthetic and creative image of Qatar and the Arab world that fused authenticity with modernity, adding that this was a source of pride.
He added that the opening ceremony of the World Cup at Al Bayt stadium was truly special and one of the most successful and best opening ceremonies of this global sporting event ever, as its impact will remain firmly in the global collective memory for many years.
The ambassador also pointed out that this legendary opening captured the attention of followers all over the world, and was a great response to the disinformation, distortion and targeting campaigns that talked about the eligibility and ability of Qatar as a host for this global sporting event by some circles known for their own agendas.
Boutoura reiterated that this remarkable success confirmed Qatar’s international standing and its ability to host the most important and largest football event in the world as the culmination of tremendous efforts and painstaking work it has exerted for 12 years.
He also noted that the presence of the President of People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria HE Abdelmadjid Tebboune at the opening ceremony is a confirmation of Algeria’s support for Qatar on this historic day.