During a telephone conversation with Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Sunday evening, Raeisi expressed Tehran’s satisfaction with the holding of the tournament in Qatar and wished the Arab country success in hosting the high-status event, Press TV reported.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to provide Qatar with whatever assistance and help it needs to better and more magnificently host World Cup fixtures through Kish Island and other islands nearby. We are confident that the world will see unforgettable matches, given the planning done,” the Iranian president pointed out.
In a draw ceremony held in the Qatari capital city of Doha on Friday night, Iran was drawn in Group B of the 2022 FIFA World Cup along with England, the United States, and the winner of Europe’s Path A playoff that contains Wales, Ukraine and Scotland.
Iran will play its first match against England on November 21, second against Europe’s Path A winner on November 25, and third against the USA on November 29.
Dragan Skocic’s men won eight in 10 to win Group A of the Asian qualifiers for the showdown in Qatar.
Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani addresses the 2022 World Cup draw ceremony in Doha, Qatar, on April 1, 2022.
Sheikh Tamim, for his part, voiced his satisfaction with Iran’s participation in the World Cup.
“In this tournament, we will welcome our brothers well,” he said, noting that Iran’s group is a sensitive one that will surely produce entertaining games.
The Qatari emir went on to highlight that Qatar’s Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti and Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development Rostam Qasemi will soon meet in Kish to discuss cooperation for the 2022 FIFA World Cup matches.