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Samuel Eto’o believes that the 2022 World Cup, to be held in Qatar, will be one of the best organized and most beautiful tournaments ever. The former Barcelona and Cameroon legend added that winning the Olympic gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics was an incredible feeling.
While there was a lot of controversy surrounding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the way Euro 2020 was held has given many fans and critics hope that the quadrennial World Cup will go just as well. However, the controversy has been a major source of trouble for many in the run-up to the World Cup, but in light of the fact that Qatar will welcome more than a million fans to the country, it has made many excited for the tournament.
Among the many is Samuel Eto’o and the Qatar Legacy Ambassador believes this could be one of the best and most beautiful World Cups ever hosted. The Cameroonian legend admitted he wants to see stadiums full and believes it will because of the way things are organised. He also added that his wish is to see a “final with Cameroon versus Qatar”, which would be a dream come true.
“I have no doubt that this will be the most beautiful World Cup ever organized. In my opinion, the next World Cup in Qatar will be the biggest event. And I have one wish: to experience a final with Cameroon versus Qatar-in-a -lifetime experience,” Eto’o told the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC).
“I would like to encourage everyone to come to Qatar for this special tournament. I hope fans don’t miss the opportunity to visit and watch two matches a day in the group stage. There are so many beautiful places to visit here in Doha. Fans can have a great holiday while also following their passion, football.”
The former star of Barcelona, Inter Milan and Real Madrid has won a string of trophies over the course of his career, but he admitted few are as special as his gold medal in the 2000 Olympics. year-old revealed that the difficulties they faced during the tournament make the medal even more special, especially after their comeback win over Spain in the final. He also added that the privilege of being part of the first ever Olympic gold medal that Cameroon won was truly special to him and the rest of the team.
“It was an incredible feeling, especially because we had some difficulties during the tournament. I want to take this opportunity to thank all my teammates, my ‘fellow soldiers’, again during this tournament. Because it was really tough – but in the end won we won the gold medal by beating Spain, despite trailing two goals to nil in the final.
“I thought I had scored the winning goal in the last few seconds of extra time, but the flag went up for offside. Luckily we won the penalty shootout 5-3 to get the first-ever Olympic gold medal in any sport for Cameroon To have the privilege of being part of such a historic moment for my country at an early stage in my career was really special and something I will never forget,” he added.
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