DOHA: After an eventful ten days in Brazil, the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy’s young ambassadors from the ‘Generation Amazing’ programme will have plenty of wonderful experiences to bring back home to Qatar, Jordan, Nepal and Pakistan.
Over the course of their first ever FIFA World Cup experience, they saw Uruguay defeat England, Holland overcome Chile and a ten-man Belgium beat South Korea at the Arena de São Paulo. They even met and kicked a ball around with Brazil’s legendary two-time FIFA World Cup winner Cafu.
They received football and life wisdom from Bora Milutonovic, one of two individuals on earth to lead five different countries to the FIFA World Cup, before defeating their Brazilian peers from the Fundação Cafu 2-0 in the final of a five-a-side tournament.
Qatar’s Mohammed Al Muhannadi, who scored the second goal, reflected: “It was wonderful to be here and learn so much from this experience.”
Meanwhile Arham Ullah Khan, the 13-year old Manchester United and England supporter from Pakistan, enjoyed the atmosphere in Brazil.
“It feels awesome. It’s a very unique place. I love Brazil. I love football,” he remarked.
All those present at the friendly tournament received Handshake for Peace wristbands courtesy of the Nobel Peace Center.
In a visit to the Fundação Cafu, a non-profit organisation, the Generation Amazing ambassadors were graced by the presence of the only man to have appeared in three World Cup final matches, Cafu.
The visit to Brazil came to a conclusion with the end of group stages but the programme will continue to inspire to youngsters across the region in the lead up to the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar.THE PENINSULA