Batistuta talked about Qatar 2022: “I imagine it’ll be fun and easy for everyone”
December 2, 2010
Former Argentina striker Gabriel Batistuta spoke of the choice of Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup. As the sponsor of this country, the former player spoke of the “Arab world which is emerging.”
Batistuta said Qatar 2022 “will be very interesting because the fans are going to see many games, even other teams.”
“Qatar is a small country. All supporters will be together, mingling in the streets. I imagine it’ll be fun and easy for everyone because the fans will be able to follow their teams in 20 or 30 kilometers,” the striker added.
As for the climate of the Arab countries, “Batigol” said it “will not be a problem. I played two years and many matches in the heat, and you can play. In addition there are cooling systems and can even choose the temperature. So imagine in ten years…”
“I’m sure that after the World Cup, many of the stereotypes, the prejudices about the Middle East will end,” said the former footballer.
“If members of the Committee were fixed in the ability to organize a World Cup, any of the candidates could win. I think they’ve wanted to go further and find the place where they could include more people, new fans, new horizons,” Batistuta said.