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Qatar ready to learn from Russia’s experience while organizing 2022 FIFA World Cup

July 11, 18:34 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Seven Qatari cities will host FIFA World Cup matches between November 21 and December 18, 2022

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MOSCOW, July 11. /TASS/. Qatar is ready to learn from Russia’s experience while organizing the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Khalid Al Naama, the Media Relations Senior Officer of Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, responsible for the 2022 World Cup host country plans and operations, told reporters.

Seven Qatari cities - Doha, Lusail, Al Wakrah, Al Khor, Al Rayyan, Umm Salal and Madinat ash Shamal - will host FIFA World Cup matches between November 21 and December 18, 2022.

"We have sent more than 80 delegates to Russia to observe and learn about the experience here in Russia," Al Naama said. "I think it’s going to be very helpful for us, especially when it comes to something as unique as the Fan ID that was brought to the picture here in Russia. I think this is something that we will seriously think of to apply in Qatar-2022," he added.

"I went to three stadiums, I went to Spartak, Luzhniki and St-Petersburg," the Qatari official went on to say. "I think Spartak Stadium is very unique. It’s not a matter of being beautiful or not, but I think it’s a very unique stadium, having all services, facilities in one side, it’s very compact," he noted.

"I really loved Spartak, I think, Spartak would be my pick as the best stadium and that doesn’t mean that I support [FC] Spartak [Moscow]," Al Naama concluded with a smile.

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