FIFA President Gianni Infantino has described as “extraordinary” the second proposed Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup venue to open its doors.
Infantino attended the opening of the 40,000-seater Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah City, together with FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura.
In the presence of the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, a crowd of 38,678 spectators witnessed the venue’s inauguration ceremony, which was followed by the crowning of Al-Duhail as the winners of this year’s Amir’s Cup after a 4-1 victory over Al Sadd in the final.
“The stadium is extraordinary,” Infantino said.
“I was here seven months ago during the final stages of construction.
“I am delighted to see how beautiful and functional it is, but I am not surprised.
“Qatar is working very hard to excel when it comes to every aspect of the tournament.
“Today, we have seen even more proof of their capability and commitment, and we will…