Shahid Ali, an engineer from Maharashtra’s Nagpur who was part of the construction team for the stadium in Qatar, where the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup 2022 was held on Sunday, recalled the challenging task of building the stadium.
Ali said, “It feels really good to see the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup 2022 at Qatar Stadium. It is a proud feeling to be a part of the construction team of the stadium. Working in Qatar during extreme temperatures was a challenging task.”
He added, “I went to Qatar in 2017 when the construction work for the stadium had just started. People from over 35 countries including China, UK and Australia were working with us. There were Indians from the ground level (labourers) to top management (Directors) in Qatar”.
The biggest extravaganza of football, FIFA World Cup 2022 started on November 20 in Qatar and will be held till December 18. Eight stadiums across Qatar will be hosting the 64 matches of this tournament.
A total of 32 teams from five confederations are competing at Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 for the biggest prize in football. As many as 64 matches will be played during the course of 29 days.