DUBAI (UAE): Qatar’s foreign affairs minister said that his country is ready to host the World Cup next year. He added that the country has been in talks with vaccine providers to ensure all attendees are vaccinated, reported Qatar’s state news agency QNA.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said he believed it would be the first carbon-neutral world event.
“Right now there are programs under development to provide vaccination to all the attendees of the World Cup. We will be able, hopefully, to host a COVID-free event,” said, Al-Thani who is also deputy prime minister.
The president of global soccer body FIFA, Gianni Infantino, said in February that World Cup matches would play to full stadiums in Qatar next year.