"People should understand that Qatar had the best bid, and Qatar will provide and will do one of the best World Cups in history. And I'm sure about that. People don't want to accept, don't want to
realize that a small country, Arab, Muslim country, can host a big event like that."
-- Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani
in an interview with
CNN’s Christiane Amanpour,
his first interview since becoming the emir of Qatar. (CNN