HOST VENUES TO BE RE­VISED

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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.

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