QATAR - HOST TO THE 2022 FOOTBALL WORLD CUP
The prince who will change european football 2022
Sheikh Al-Thani is in charge of the Qatar's sporting strategy. His management strategy is very careful, the fruit of a Western education, honed at the desks of the famous "Sandhurst" military academy, where the British Princes William and Harry also studied. They are only two of his celebrated friends, amongst whom probably the closest is the French president Nikola Sarkozy, a dedicated follower of PSG.
Al-Thani is also in charge of Qatar's army, but what is more important - he is the President of the QIA, (Qatar Investment Authority), the sovereign fund of Doha. He uses the fund to manage assets worth 40 billion euro: In Volkswagen, Walt Disney, Harrods, luxury hotels and real estate in France plus investments in world energy giants.
BIN HAMAD AL-THANI
WITH SEPP BLATTER, FIFA PRESIDENT
World Cup 2022
PSG thus became the international showcase for the sporting strategy of Qatar before the 2022 World Cup. Al-Thani, who was been in charge of Qatar's Olympic Committee, personally led the campaign to host the tournament. This is just one of the many interests of the young Prince, who as well as being a member of the IOC, is also a member of the Qatar Foundation which generously sponsors Barcelona.