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Qatar and St. Petersburg – nigh at hand

You can make a trip to the host country of the next FIFA™ World Cup, and get acquainted with its fans right now. Until July 15, Qatar and two Russian capitals are linked by special portals

The interactive technology, on the basis of which the Qatar-Russia portals are created, allows to see how the fans in this Middle Eastern country are watching what is happening now on the football fields in our country, and at the same time to send someone a greeting. At the same time, one can get to know how Qatar is preparing for the first World Cup in the history of the Middle East.

- It is very important to give all football fans the opportunity to feel what awaits them when they arrive in Qatar for the next FIFA World Cup™. We not only want to tell them what progress we have made in the preparation for the tournament, our task is to show our country and culture, - says the Director for Public Relations of the Supreme Committee for the Delivery and Legacy of the 2022 World Cup of the State of Qatar - Fatma Al-Naimi.

The next FIFA World Cup™ will be unique in its own way. It will be held not in summer, but in November and December, when the weather in Qatar becomes comfortable for football players and fans. The country-hostess of the tournament in 2022 is not large on the territory - only 11.5 thousand square meters. The stadiums where the matches will be held are relatively close to each other and the fans, for the first time in history, will have the opportunity to see two games in one day. To that specifically for the World Cup in Qatar will build a subway.

All this can be seen if you use the portals located at the Peter and Paul Fortress on the Zayachiy Island, as well as on Bolshaya Morskaya Street in the area of ​​the Arch of the General Staff building, leading to the Palace Square.

Those who are going to Moscow these days can also attend exhibitions organized by the Qatar Supreme Committee in Moscow's GUM and in Gorky Park. So, Qatar @RoadTo2022 Exhibition in GUM presents a part of one of the largest collection of tickets (about 100) for the matches of 20 World Championships, compiled by the Qatar telecommunications engineer and football fan Mohamed Abdelatif. One can also see football souvenirs, balls, and boots. In addition, the exhibition has exhibits from the collection of the Brazilian Paulo Vilen Gini, as well as models of stadiums where the World Cup matches will be held in 2022.

- Qatar is a dynamically developing country in which the centuries-old culture is harmoniously combined with cutting-edge technologies and advanced architectural solutions. We want to tell all this to fans of football and their families in Russia. I hope that we will be able to inspire them to go to the next FIFA World Cup™ in our country, - says Fatma Al-Naimi.