‘We want to inspire a new generation through soccer’

Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy secretary general Hassan al-Thawadi speaks at Doha GOALS Forum yesterday. PICTURE: Anas al-Samaraee

Behind Qatar’s successful bid for the 2022 football World Cup were many factors. But one, which played a key role in the Middle East country clinching the bid, was its focus on legacy.

“A genuine legacy,” as Hassan al-Thawadi, the young secretary general of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), put it at the Doha GOALS forum yesterday. “When we went for the (FIFA 2022) bid, we wanted to be different. We were determined to make a difference by empowering and inspiring a new generation. And we wanted to do it through football.”

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