On Thursday evening Qatar reached a major milestone on the road to 2022 – the opening of its second tournament-ready venue, and the first to be built from scratch; the magnificent Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah City.
Al Duhail ran out 4-1 victors against Al Sadd on the night, to lift the Amir Cup for the second consecutive season. Before the game got under way, the stadium was launched in the presence of His Highness the Amir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
Also in attendance on the night were some of the biggest names in FIFA World Cup™ history – as legends from across the globe travelled to Qatar to attend the game.
Here’s what some of them had to say…