Qatar emir says ‘distinctive’ World Cup delivered to followers


Qatar’s ruler stated Sunday that the Gulf state had delivered on a vow to carry an “exceptional” World Cup.

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, who gave Argentina captain Lionel Messi a conventional Arab cloak after his facet gained the trophy, paid tribute to the finalists and followers in a Twitter assertion after the match.

“We have fulfilled our promise to organize an exceptional championship by Arab countries, which provided an opportunity for the people of the world to learn about the richness of our culture and the originality of our values,” the emir stated.

Qatar spent greater than $200 billion on stadiums and new infrastructure forward of the primary World Cup in an Arab nation, which FIFA chief Gianni Infantino has stated was the “best ever”.

But the Gulf state has confronted relentless criticism over its rights report and the remedy of international labourers.

Qatar’s leaders stated the assaults have been an try to solid doubt on the Arab world’s proper to carry such large occasions.

Messi was prominently pictured carrying a ‘bisht’ conventional cloak that the emir offered the Argentina icon earlier than he lifted the World Cup trophy.