Jeddah: The Islamic Summit, set to kick off Thursday in Istanbul, supports Qatar's hosting of the 2022 World Cup, at a time when the Gulf state, which won the bid in 2010 to organize the World Cup in an honest and transparent competition, faces constant Western campaigns aimed at questioning its eligibility to host the tournament.
An OIC source told the International Islamic News Agency (IINA) that the Summit will reaffirm that Qatar's hosting of the World Cup for football, is an achievement and a gain for the member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), and an inherent right of their peoples to do so.
The Summit Conference will call upon the institutions of joint Islamic action and the media outlets in the member states to support Qatar in the mass media to refute methods of media falsity and incitement spread by some Western media in this regard.
The Qatar 2022 Organizing Committee announced that five stadiums have been constructed so far to host the tournament matches, namely: Al-Khor stadium, Al-Shamal stadium, al-Wakrah stadium, Al Gharafa stadium and Ahmed bin Ali stadium.
The committee said that after the end of the FIFA World Cup, the upper tiers in the stadiums will be dismantled and donated to poorer countries, since Qatar's population is far less than the seating capacity of the stadiums.