HOST VENUES TO BE REVISED
The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy said that the process of selecting the final proposed lineup of host venues for the 2022 FIFA World Cup was going on in consultation with FIFA. The committee was responding to recent news reports that Qatar has reduced the number of proposed host venues for the World Cup because of cost concerns and delays.
“Given the size of our country, FIFA and the Supreme Committee for Legacy and Delivery decided to look into reducing the originally proposed 12 venues to fit the country's specifications while ensuring best playing conditions for all 64 matches. Generally FIFA requests a minimum of eight stadia for hosting the FIFA World Cup,” said the committee in a statement.
By December this year, the Supreme Committee for Legacy and Delivery will submit a proposal for an appropriate number of host venues, “while ensuring a suitable legacy for the country and the national league after the tournament,” it added.