Throughout Qatar’s history, every generation has faced and overcome unique challenges. When we bid to host the FIFA World Cup™, we did not turn our backs on the challenges we faced. Using creativity and determination, we turned those challenges into the strengths that allowed us to make history. We earned the right to host the tournament in the Middle East for the first time.
Now we must deliver the infrastructure required to host a truly amazing FIFA World Cup™. The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy and every member of our generation shoulder this responsibility.
Only through hard work will we deliver a FIFA World Cup™ that makes our nation and our region proud, and contributes to our human, social, economic and environmental development, in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030. By accomplishing our ambitious goals, we will earn our place alongside the generations that came before us.
We can rely on the assistance of these earlier generations. They are the coaches who will guide us, and they have nurtured our ambitions. But it will be through our teamwork, our commitment to excellence and our holding each other and ourselves accountable that we will ultimately succeed.
We will succeed, and the pride that we feel will be shared with all who came before us, in Qatar and throughout the Middle East. The legacy we are creating will ensure a better future for generations to come.
We have spent our whole lives training for this moment. Now is the time for us to show the world what we are capable of, as individuals and as representatives of Qatar.
H.E. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Al Thani