Indian Football is growing over the years especially after the inception of Indian Super League and the credit should be given to All India Football Federation along with ISL owners and franchise for taking Indian Football to another level. A recent statement came from Nasser Al Khater, CEO, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 who said that Indian Football Infrastructure is on the rise especially after hosting the FIFA under 17 World cup in 2017.
Every football fan would be eagerly waiting for the mega world cup to take place in 2022 as it will be the first world cup which will be hosted in West Asia.
— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) November 21, 2020
“In India, too, football is on the rise, and infrastructure because of this as well as due to the hosting of the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup is improving. The interest in football there is likely to improve with Indian clubs starting to get regular exposure in the AFC Champions League group stage from next year. And while the Indian domestic season is not scheduled during the summer, many cities are along the coastline and humidity is a major factor,” the official website of AFC quoted Khater as saying.
The Qatar officials have ensured that the upcoming World Cup in their country should leave a lasting impression in the minds and hearts of all the players and officials who will be taking part in the upcoming event by creating air-conditioned stadiums for leagues with heavy corporate patronage such as Japan, China PR, Korea Republic, and India and other being modular setting and dismantled stadiums keeping all FIFA complaints in mind to convert Qatar into football playing nation for years to come.
“Right from when we bid for the tournament, we committed to ensuring that it is one that leaves a lasting legacy for Qatar, Asia, and the world, and supports the development of the game. No doubt – the innovative cooling technology we developed is one way through which this can be achieved, and its positive impact is already being felt,” said Khater.
“For example, it recently enabled the resumption of the 2020 AFC Champions League despite temperatures in Qatar nearing 38 degrees centigrade in September, whereas temperatures inside the stadiums that hosted the tournament ranged between 21-22 degrees,” he added.
All three stadiums namely Khalifa International, Al Janoub and Education City have been reconstructed in Qatar as FIFA World Cup commences in two years time whereas the fourth stadium known as Al Rayyan will be launched on December 18th 2020. Also all the remaining stadiums and supporting tournament infrastructure will be completed till next year.