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Qatar Media Corporation CEO praises World Cup coverage

The CEO of Qatar Media Corporation, Sheikh Abdelaziz Bin Thani Al Thani, has described the media coverage of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar as distinguished both locally and internationally.

In an interview with Qatar News Agency, he said the coverage was worthy of the country’s reputation and the global football event.

“It was characterised by comprehensiveness and diversity which contributed greatly to the success of the tournament.”

Sheikh Abdelaziz noted the solidarity of the various state agencies for the success of the tournament and the decisive role of the local media both traditional and modern.

At the international level, he said coverage had been excellent. “We saw studios with exceptional standards for international sports channels which were set up in Doha to keep pace with the event … we saw senior journalists and sports commentators from the world who came to us and presented their news and analysis to their viewers around the world.”

The tournament ran from 20 November to 18 December, with Argentina beating France on penalties in the final.