Qatar praised for ‘Top-notch’ organization of Club World Cup

  • 2 weeks   ago

Qatar’s adamant precautionary measures, and robust health protocols received praises of the highest order after Club World Cup 

Bayern Munich’s head coach, Hans-Dieter Flick praised Qatar’s excellent preparations for the Club World Cup tournament, saying the stadium and conditions were perfect for his players. 

“It’s always special to play here and we as Bayern München want to win every match,” said Flick. “We have perfect conditions – I just had a look at the pitch and the conditions are top-notch, the stadium is beautiful.”

The sentiment was echoed by Joshua Kimmich, Bayern’s midfielder who described the grass on the pitch as a “dream”.

“I just went out on to the pitch and the grass is a dream – just perfect – and that’s why I’m very much looking forward to the match,” he said. 

The coach of the UEFA Champions League and 2020 Club World Cup finalists also said he is confident Qatar will be in “great shape” to host the World Club in 2022.

Additionally, Egypt’s Al Ahly SC manager Pitso Mosimane who lauded Doha’s outstanding commitment to safely hosting the tournament despite the ongoing global health crisis. Moreover he 

The team spent five weeks in a medical bubble in order to successfully and safely participate in the competition.

“We haven’t faced any issues during the past five weeks. We are trying our best to look after our health – and the health of our opponents. We comply with these rules to ensure the safety of everyone and in order to continue playing football,” Mosimane said, referring to Qatar’s strict precautionary measures to combat the virus.

“The airport, transportation, hotels, stadiums, and training pitches are all fantastic – and these are the most important components when it comes to hosting a successful World Cup. From a technical point of view, everything is compliant here. I’d give it a green tick,” he added. 

Dr. Abdul Wahab Al Musleh, Adviser to the Minister of Public Health for Sports Affairs said that the country provided comprehensive medical services to the participants of the Club World Cup at places of residence, training venues, and stadiums. He also added in an interview with Qatar News Agency that field and ambulance services were present around the clock. Furthermore, more than 12,000 COVID-19 tests for the teams and their training staff, the official stated, in addition to the 10,000 fans who were tested before attending the matches. 

Source: FIFA