Doha: Mohammad Miandad V P, 33 Holdings Chairman and Naseem Healthcare MD said beyond doubt, the World Cup was a great success. In fact, success is beyond imagination in terms of facilities and participation. Qatar proved to the world that size does not matter, but attitude does.
A decade of preparation, massive infrastructural transformation, the creation of seven new stadiums, and finally a deserving World Cup winner. The game is not over. In fact, it has just begun. It is time for a review. But there is a difference this time; we need to review our future.
The World Cup final was the epitome of all that we have done during the last decade—a coordinated game of football, moving through circles led by a magician. Man-to-man marking and strategic positioning deployed by the South Americans made the impossible possible in the first half, which ended in a 2-0 lead. But, like the World Cup itself, France came back and scored twice, led by its unstoppable hero. Extra time was extra special. Fortunes changed hands twice. Finally, it becomes an on-the-spot judgement because Argentina was determined to bring the cup home.
There is no doubt that the World Cup was a great success. In fact, success is beyond imagination in terms of facilities and participation. The entire nation was rolling with the ball for 29 days, embracing everyone without any prejudice or differentiation. It was literally all roads that led to the stadium. None of them strayed from the spirit of the game. Qatar proved to the world that size does not matter, but attitude does.
With the curtain falling on the game, it is time to think about the future. Qatar is now a superpower: a country that can work miracles and scale beyond any boundaries. By welcoming more than a million visitors during the world cup, the country can now eye a regular flow of visitors to the country.
The infrastructure developed for the game is now an asset to the country and will pave the way for future business expansion within the country and abroad. More countries are now expected to accept the country as a choice for their business and holidays.
Being the host, Qatar could change all perceptions against the cultural barriers, which were a discussion topic ahead of the game. The country gracefully invalidated all baseless allegations and propaganda by setting stage for the greatest experience for the world.
This is an occasion for the expatriate brands to contribute further to the growth of this beautiful country. Naseem Healthcare is now committed to investing further in this growing market condition by launching a new centre in the coming year, and more is in planning. The expansion of Naseem Surgical Centre is aimed at making elective surgeries available to everyone, integrating cutting-edge technology and radical clinical capabilities. In the coming year, Naseem Healthcare will focus on uncompromised quality for the people in the country. We will launch Naseem Humans, the CSR wing that would help organizations deliver services across working-class society. Land Royal Properties, one of the leading property dealers in Qatar, is committed to up scaling its real estate facilities to meet the growing demand for housing facilities in terms of quality and quantity.
Everyone in the country should learn from two aspects of football; pace and coordination. For a fast growing country like Qatar, we should learn to keep our pace without losing focus on the goal. We should bring this and apply it at every level of living in both personal and work spaces.