Qatar forms 2022 World Cup committee

Qatar has formed a committee and board of directors for the 2022

World Cup, the first step in what will be a massive buildup ahead

of the tournament.

The state-run Qatar News Agency announced late Thursday that

Qatar’s ruler Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani has enacted a decree

forming the Supreme Committee for Qatar 2022, and the board. Both

mostly comprise government ministers and ruling family members,

including Crown Prince Sheik Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, who also

heads the country’s Olympic Committee.

Sheik Mohammed bin Hamad Al Thani, another son and the bid

chairman, will be on the board.

Qatar was awarded the 2022 World Cup in December, beating bids

from the United States, Australia, Japan and South Korea.