Xinhua News AgencyDecember 11, 2013 04:31
DOHA, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- Doha will host a successful 2022 World Cup whenever it is held in winter or summer, said a top official at the Doha Goals Forum.
Hassan Al-Thawadi, Secretary General of the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee, said, "from the beginning, we've always said we can stage the World Cup in summer," he said. "The cooling system for the stadia will be very much part of our legacy. But if the football world or FIFA want it to be staged in the winter then we are happy and ready. If they want it in summer, then we are still ready."