Qatar - 2022 FIFA World Cup bid
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The Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup bid is the successful proposal from the government of Qatar to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Qatar, with a population of 2 million people, will be the first Arab state to host the World Cup.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, son of Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani the then Emir of Qatar, was the chairman of the bid committee.
Qatar promoted their hosting of the tournament as representing the Arab World, and has drawn support from across the member states of the Arab League.
They also positioned their bid as an opportunity to bridge the gap between the Arab World and the West.