Fan Leaders of Moroccan Team
The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) hosted a special event for leaders of the Moroccan national team fans at Al Thumama Stadium, within the framework of Qatar Fan Leader Network, as part of the promotional programs for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 finals.
The event aimed at introducing the fan leaders of the Moroccan team to one of the World Cup stadiums, as well as the organizational procedures for the stadium during the tournament which will held from Nov. 20 to Dec. 18.
During the event, nearly 50 fan leaders of the Moroccan national team were briefed about the facilities of Al Thumama Stadium which will host two matches of the Moroccan team in the upcoming World Cup against Belgium and Canada within Group F. The attendees were able to get acquainted with all the facilities of Al Thumama stadium, and experience the exceptional atmosphere that they will live on the ground during Qatar 2022 World Cup, the first Arab and Middle Eastern version in the history.
The event included an introductory tour of everything related to the architectural masterpiece, including the stadiums sections, its entrances and exits, the players rooms, the warm-up rooms and their annexes, and the fans stands. In addition, the attendees learned about the quality of the pitchs grass, which is characterized by high quality in accordance with the FIFA standards.
In special remarks to Qatar News Agency (QNA), HE Deputy Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to Qatar Moulay Zine Moussaoui underlined that the World Cup Qatar 2022 will be a source of pride for all Arabs given the high organizational level and the huge preparations that the State of Qatar has made in order to present a unique and extraordinary World Cup.
"We feel proud and honored to be in Al Thumama Stadium, which is one of the eight masterpieces that will host the global football event," HE Moussaoui said, expressing his hope that the stadium will witness an exemplary appearance of the Moroccan team in the World Cup during the two matches, and that the team will present the hoped-for image in order to make Moroccans and Arabs happy by achieving the expected results and succeeding in qualifying to the second round of the tournament.
He also wished good luck to the Qatari national team which he said will receive the support of all Arab fans, including the Moroccan community.
For his part, Al Thumama Stadium Project Manager Eng. Khalifa Al Mana told QNA that Al Thumama Stadium has become well known for the Arab fans in general and the Moroccan fans in particular after its hosted the final of the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2022.
He hoped that Al Thumama Stadium will be a good omen for the Moroccan team in the World Cup when it hosts two matches for it in the group stage.
Eng. Al Mana noted that Al Thumama Stadium will host matches for two Arab teams - the Moroccan and the Qatari - stressing the significance of the Arab presence in the World Cup finals.
"We are confident that the Moroccan fans will be present to support their team in the World Cup, and it will be different from any previous occasion," Al Mana added, wishing good luck to the Moroccan team.
Meanwhile, former Moroccan star and Qatar SC coach Yousef Safri said in a statement to Qatar News Agency (QNA) that Qatar's hosting of the World Cup finals presents a source of pride for all Arabs, stressing his confidence that Qatar 2022 World Cup will be exemplary, in light of the state-of-the-art stadiums which the world saw through the Arab Cup hosted by Doha last year, which provided great indications of an expected organizational success for the World Cup.
Safri underlined that the Moroccan team will not come to Qatar to participate only, but will seek to present good levels and to compete significantly in order to qualify reach the farthest possible point, given a historical advantage that the World Cup is held in an Arab country and the great support the Arab teams will receive from the Arab fans.
Former star of the Moroccan national team, Youssef Chippo, confirmed to QNA that the approaching date of the World Cup increases the passion for watching the competitions in general and the Moroccan team in particular, considering that the World Cup in Qatar will be different, not only at the level of organizational success, but in terms of Arab hosting of the major football event for the first time in history, which will provide unique public support for the Arab teams, and make Arab players feel that they are playing on their land - an advantage Chippo sees as an incentive and a motive that will positively reflect on the results of the Arab teams, whether the Qatari national team - the hosts country - or the other three Arab teams - Morocco, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia.
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