Kuala Lumpur: Asian Football Confederation president Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has reiterated AFC’s support for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
“The AFC is confident that Qatar will host a magnificent World Cup; under the guidance of FIFA; and with it only being the second time that Asia plays host to a FIFA World Cup — we are sure that Qatar will make Asia proud,” he said.
The AFC president added that he was confident FIFA would make the best decision for all and that the AFC would be ready to support its members in any way possible leading into the historical event.
Sheikh Salman said he was certain that in 2022 Asian teams would be legitimate contenders for the championship.
“The performance and achievements of Asian nations in all FIFA competitions and the recent Olympics, in both male and female categories, show that we are now world beaters and worthy contenders for any competition; and why not winning it in 2022 in Asia?”