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FIFA Club World Cup, Gulf Cup will help us in FIFA World Cup preparation: Nasser Al Khater

DOHA: The CEO of the 2022 World Cup Nasser Al Khater exuded confidence ahead of next month's FIFA Club World Cup.

The tournament will kick off here on December 11 as Doha prepares itself for the 2022 World Cup.

"We feel ready. We have been preparing for a long time. The opportunity will be a testament to know how good we are. Prior to the Club World Cup, we are hosting the Arabian Gulf Cup. It will also be very good preparation for us for the Club World Cup," Nasser Al Khater told Goal.com. 

With the tournament less than a month away, Nasser said that the country is ready to host the champions of the FIFA Confederations around the world along with Qatar Stars League winner Al Sadd.

"We will be getting (closely track) the sentiment of the fans coming for the upcoming Club World Cup and GCC Cup. We want to make sure all fans here are going to have something that covers the cultural elements for them to see and make sure that it is really a comprehensive experience for them," he added.

This year’s Club World Cup will feature European champions Liverpool who will compete against the New Caledonian club Hienghene Sport.

Sadd, Esperance de Tunis from Africa, CONCACAF region’s Monterrey and the winners of Copa Libertadores and AFC Champions League will also feature in the tournament.

Al Khater added that the preparations for the 2022 tournament are on as per the schedule.

“Our preparations are going as per plan. The roads and infrastructural projects are almost 90 per cent done, they will be ready for 2022. Two stadiums (Khalifa & Al Janoub) are already completed and by the end of this year, two more will be completed," he said. 



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