Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia Aug 15, 2013: The AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has reiterated the AFC’s support to 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 2nd time that Asia plays host to a FIFA World Cup – we are sure that Qatar will make Asia proud,” he said.
The newly appointed AFC President further added that he is confident FIFA will make the best decision for all and that the AFC will be ready to support its members in any way possible leading into this historical event.
Shaikh Salman also added that he is certain in 2022 the Asian teams will be legitimate contenders for the championship, “Based on the performance and achievements of Asian nations in all FIFA competitions and the recent Olympics in both the 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.”
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