Within the framework of mutual cooperation between Qatar and NATO, the Alliance will provide support in the security aspects of the World Cup to be held in the State of Qatar on November 21 until December 18, 2022.
The support will include training on threats posed by chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN), which will be delivered by Slovakia and the NATO Joint Defense Center of Excellence and CBRN in the Czech Republic.
It will also include training to protect very important people and counter the threats posed by improvised explosive devices, which will be provided by Romania.
The first training course on chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats was held last May in Slovakia.
The Swiss Gianni Infantino, President of the International Football Association (FIFA), said that the economic returns from organizing the World Cup, hosted by Qatar this year, exceeded expectations, recording about $7 billion and $600 million, which is the largest revenue in the history of FIFA.
He added, “The Qataris completed the stadiums and facilities a year ahead of schedule, and this is a unique achievement. I have participated in organizing these events for more than 20 years and I know what I’m talking about. As for the economic part of the World Cup and the returns, they exceeded expectations. We were aiming to achieve 7 billion dollars, but it exceeded this rate by 600 million; After the pandemic, people want to meet again and celebrate the World Cup, which is being held for the first time in the Gulf and in the Arab world.”