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KUWAIT CITY, May 17, (Agencies): The arrival of FIFA World Cup Trophy in Kuwait for the first time is an inspiration for current and future football players, said President of Kuwait Football Association (KFA) Sheikh Ahmad Al-Youssef Al-Sabah .Sheikh Ahmad made the remark during a ceremony hosted by Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center on the arrival of the globally- renowned trophy in the country; making a tour to several countries in the Middle East before the start of the championship in Qatar later this year. It is a big honor for Kuwait to be one of the stops for the FIFA World Cup, Sheikh Ahmad noted.
Meanwhile, former Brazilian football player Gilberto Silva pointed out to the enthusiasm of millions of football fans all over the world for the trophy hoisting, expressing his pleasure for visiting Kuwait. He stressed confidence in the tour’s role in stimulating many fans for the upcoming world event. This part of the 51-stops-tour includes, in addition to Kuwait, the UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia. The tour is visiting; for the first time, the 32 teams that will contest in the 2022 edition this upcoming November in Qatar. Illustrious Bader Al-Muttawa; who is the most capped active international male footballer with 192 appearances for Kuwait national team, attended the ceremony as well.