CONGRATULATIONS ON WINNING THE GREATEST FINAL IN THE HISTORY OF FOOTBALL AND SHOWING OFF THE ARAB WORLD.
The World Cup ended in an extraordinary final with a 3 – 3 draw after extra time, that was eventually won by Argentina versus France after a 4 - 2 penalty shootout. Described by many as the greatest game ever witnessed, the World Cup has broken all global television records for sporting audiences, with over half the world having watched matches. Qatar hosted a spectacular event, which the whole Arabian Peninsula can be proud, ensuring many more future sporting events. The Emir of Qatar had the honour of awarding the World Cup trophy to Argentina, the Best Player trophy to Lionel Messi and the Golden Boot to Kylian Mbappé who discovered that even a showpiece hattrick was not enough. The partners for apparel, drink, property, cars, airlines, energy and credit, received a major return on investment for the various sponsored brands. Saudi Arabia even beat the winners in a thrilling 2 – 1 opening victory that resulted in a national holiday being granted by King Salman for its nation. Record crowds have attended the 2022 tournament, enjoying not only matches within stadiums, but incredible fan zones offering entertainment such as football simulators and giant screens. The game has grown with every continent, and is now displaying amazing skills from the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australasia, which is inspiring even more boys and girls to take up the world’s most popular sport, whether outdoors or indoors. Buenos Aires has celebrated with over a million people taking to the streets to welcome the player’s triumphant return. Hopefully the 2026 World Cup in the US, Canada and Mexico will be just as good.