Russian politicians and artists held a friendly match with representatives from Qatar at the Red Square in Moscow on Thursday. Minister of Energy Alexander Novak and the Chairman of the Organising Committee Russia-2018 Arkady Dvorkovich were among the participants of the event. «Today's event emphasizes, once again, that we have a very great potential in this direction after seeing these happy... Еще faces. The next World Cup will be held in Qatar so we are passing the baton and we think that the same holiday will be in Qatar in 2022,» Novak said. «Qatar is studying with us, it goes everywhere with us. We gladly pass on our experience. Because we want this to be a holiday wherever the championship goes», stated Dvorkovich. Qatari Ambassador to Russia Khaled Al-Attiyah was among the participants as well. In his opinion, «the players are all excited to come here and play today. And celebrate this occasion.» The 2018 World Cup is held in Russia from June 14 to July 15. In 2022, Qatar will be the World Cup host.