Australian Tim Cahill, one of the ambassador's for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, has been talking about the qualities of the new stadium in Doha.
Tim Cahil, Ambassador of the Organization and Legacy Committee, the one responsible for managing the projects of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, confirmed that Qatar plans to organise an extraordinary tournament, with a determination to succeed and overcome amid the current challenges being faced due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Cahill’s honour in taking part in Education City announcement
“Although I would have much preferred to be there in person, I was still honoured and excited to take part virtually when the completion of Education City Stadium - the third tournament-ready venue for the next FIFA World Cup - was marked in Doha, Qatar. Having been there for the opening of Al Janoub Stadium, in May 2019, I can vouch that there is nothing like seeing these stunning buildings up close,” Cahill stated.
“Education City Stadium represents the crossover of two fields I am extremely passionate about - sport and education. Whenever I speak to young kids, I always tell them to train hard and follow their dreams, but I also tell them to make an equal effort in school and with their homework. It’s something that I take very seriously as a father.
“In addition to the larger significance of the stadium, the design is truly one of the best I have ever seen. I’ve spent my life around football stadiums - so it takes something pretty special to impress me - but everything about this building is state-of-the-art. I also think it is important to highlight the positive legacy that the stadium will leave. Following the World Cup, it will serve the Education City area as a space for events and classrooms, while half the seats will be removed and donated to projects in developing countries. This demonstrates how Qatar’s World Cup will be used as a vehicle to benefit local communities, as well as those around the world.
“I can’t wait until travel restrictions are lifted and I am able to fly to Qatar and see the completed Education City Stadium in person. It marks one step closer to Qatar 2022, which I’m truly excited to be a part of,” the Australian concluded.