ZURICH, Switzerland: Qatar officially submits its World Cup Bid file at the FIFA headquarters today. The Bid file is to be handed over by Qatar 2022 Bid Committee Chairman H E Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani to FIFA President Sepp Blatter.
The 20-chapter bid book contains the details of what would be the first World Cup to be held in the Middle East. No Arab country has ever bid for the World Cup.
FIFA's Executive Committee will vote on the hosts of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup Finals on December 2, 2010, in Zurich, Switzerland.
The Bid file details 12 proposed stadiums, five of which were unveiled in Dubai last month. Qatar 2022 will be a carbon neutral World Cup, utilising sustainable technologies and groundbreaking cooling systems for stadiums, fan zones and training grounds. Fans, players and officials will be able to enjoy cool and comfortable open-air conditions, not exceeding 27 degrees Celsius.
The statement added: "A World Cup in Qatar will be a new World Cup, bringing people and different cultures together in the name of football. Our bid book sends a clear message: Qatar is ready."
The Qatari bid is underpinned by strong support from the government and ties in with the official 'National Vision for 2030.'
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