The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, the Qatari organization preparing for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, brought a group of its own workers to Russia to enjoy the 2018 World Cup.
Abdel Azeez Suleiman, one of the workers brought to Russia with Barcelona star Xavi Hernandez, said,
It was a dream come true for me to be selected to attend Russia 2018. It is a wonderful moment to be here because it was so unexpected… I am very grateful and my family said that I am on my way to achieving my dream. I have followed football in Ghana for so many years. Through Qatar and through Generation Amazing, my dream came true.
The workers brought to Russia came from Ghana, India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh.
Xavi Hernandez, who accompanied the group and won the World Cup in 2010, said,
I think this program is spectacular, so I am proud to have shared this experience with this group… To be at the World Cup is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and I too am learning a lot every day from all those taking part in the fantastic project.
Qatar plans to bring 16 youth ambassadors from Qatar, India, the Philippines, Nepal, and Pakistan, as well.