“The best edition in history”… What are Qatar’s messages from organizing the World Cup?

“The best edition in history”… What are Qatar’s messages from organizing the World Cup?
“The best edition in history”… What are Qatar’s messages from organizing the World Cup?

In conjunction with the National Day of the State of Qatar, and with a closing ceremony no less magnificent than the opening ceremony, and with a very exciting match, the curtain fell on the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

Through the world football event, as expected, the State of Qatar was able to prove its ability to organize it brilliantly, overcoming the most difficult challenges, and ignoring the campaign that it targeted before and throughout the hosting of the tournament.

World leaders and prominent officials in various fields praised the outstanding success in organizing the World Cup, and among these testimonies, FIFA President Gianni Infantino, who literally said that this tournament is the best version of the World Cup ever.

The World Cup in its current version was not only an achievement for those who won the cup, or its runners-up, or for those of the participating teams who did a great job, such as the Moroccan national team. Just a record-breaking tournament in terms of viewership around the world, revenue, and more.

FIFA Qatar 2022 was, in fact, an achievement for the Arabs and the countries of the Middle East, and succeeded in introducing the world to Arab culture, as it succeeded in uniting the Arabs in the heart of one man, and even in a more generalized and precise way it united the world, according to the statements of the FIFA President.

What are the messages carried by the Qatar World Cup?

In this context, the director of the Olympic Museum and president of the Al- Club in Qatar, Abdul Mulla, indicates that there are many messages that the World Cup has carried to the world, since the award of the football event to Qatar in 2010.

Al-Mulla pointed out that “Doha was working silently, and it had three goals to deliver messages to the whole world that it can bring the world together, and that the tournament be humanitarian, sports, organizational and technical, in addition to the huge effort and investment that Qatar has put in the cadres to appear honorable in the success of the global event.” In addition to the great legacy that Doha will enjoy by hosting this global event, and the sustainability of the large facilities that will benefit the people of Qatar and residents on its land.

In an interview with Al-Araby from the city of Lusail, Al-Mulla added that Qatar was able to remove the barriers between the Arab countries, so that the fans who came from different countries coexisted and interacted with the global football event, so that all the Arab communities encouraged the four Arab teams participating in the World Cup. And they formed a wonderful painting and removed everything that hinders their unity.

And he added that the World Cup in Qatar brought everyone together in the heart of one man, pointing out that the Arab masses are aware and educated, while the non-Arab masses came to take advantage of the World Cup to know the customs and traditions of the Arab people.

Al-Mulla continued that the World Cup Organizing Committee made a great effort in organizing it, and the security committees also played their role, as no complaint or incident was recorded during the 28 days of the tournament.

And he considered that the success achieved by the State of Qatar in organizing the World Cup is a success for all Arabs, referring to lessons learned from the tournament and reports that will be submitted to the organizing committee to benefit from in the upcoming tournaments.

The German media’s view of organizing the World Cup

And from the German capital, Berlin, the journalist specialized in European affairs, Nader Al-Saras, referred to something that was prominent in this version of the World Cup, as weeks before the start of the football tournament, there was a campaign in the German media, which led to the politicization of the World Cup in a large way, referring to the great criticism of the country Qatar, although the German government was trying to be balanced in this regard, because it is aware that it wants to cooperate with Doha in the field of energy.

He added, in an interview with Al-Araby, that with the start of the World Cup and the performance of the German national team in the tournament, which was not strong, attention shifted to sports, indicating that the view towards Doha had changed, after there was questioning of Qatar’s ability to organize the World Cup, and the view also changed. Germany towards the Arab teams that did well in the World Cup.

And Al-Sarras added that attention shifted from skepticism about Qatar and the conditions during which the World Cup was organized, to focusing on the positive points in the ability of the Arab teams and Doha to make a great effort.

“The Palestinian cause”

Al-Sarras said: The European public opinion was surprised by the emergence of the Palestinian issue among the fans and the Arab teams participating in raising the flag of Palestine, pointing out that the European press wrote about this matter, so that the Arab teams and Arab fans took advantage of the global interest in terms of sports and media in the World Cup to highlight the Palestinian cause.

He believed that this step belied those who believed that the Arab peoples do not care about the issue of Palestine, and that its cause was marginalized after some Arab countries concluded peace agreements with Israel.

“A turning point in the history of the Arab region”

For his part, Professor of Sociology at Moulay Ismail Rachid Jarmouni University considered that what happened in Qatar is a turning point in the history of the Arab region, pointing to the great success achieved by the football tournament.

He added, in an interview with Al-Araby from the Moroccan capital, Rabat, that after campaigns of skepticism, it became clear that there is a very large organization, and accuracy in a set of details, by highlighting the Arab cultural identity that accommodates all identities.

Al-Jarmoni continued, saying: Acceptance of coexistence with everyone, which the West boasts about, was embodied in Qatar through its reception of Arab delegations and fans, pointing to the emergence of values ​​through fraternity and cleanliness of stadiums, and the introduction of some traditional norms and values, through good organization and optimal management in the appropriate infrastructure. And good hospitality in addition to the interaction of fans and the emergence of the Arab spirit.

He said, “If there is a very strong will, we can dream of change,” adding that the change began with the football epic, which is a forum for the coexistence of cultures that changed a group of stereotypes that prevailed about the East and Arabs that they thirst for terrorism and are intolerant.

He pointed out that even Western fans began to wear the traditional Arab dress in Qatar, and to be proud of it, which indicates that they admired Arab values.

The article is in Arabic

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