His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani officially received the mantle of hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar from Russian President Vladimir Putin, in the presence of FIFA president Gianni Infantino, in a ceremony which was held at the Kremlin Palace in Moscow on Sunday.
The Amir extended congratulations to the Russian president and the Russian people for the successful organization of the 2018 World Cup. On behalf of himself and all lovers of football and sports around the world, His Highness the Amir congratulated Russia for the great success and looked forward to welcoming everyone to 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The Amir also thanked the friends in Russia, especially the organizing committee of 2018 World Cup for their co-operation with the organizing committee of 2022 World Cup, confirming that they have benefited and look forward to cooperating in organizing the Qatar World Cup.
Source: Government of Qatar