The Secretary-General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, Hassan Al-Thawadi, affirmed that Qatar is living a historic moment and is moving forward on the road to hosting an unparalleled version of the World Cup. FIFA World Cup 2022.
Yesterday evening, the Doha Corniche witnessed the unveiling of the countdown clock for one year to the start of the Qatar 2022 World Cup, in a special celebration organized by the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy in cooperation with FIFA.
The event was witnessed by a number of dignitaries, guests, representatives of FIFA, a number of FIFA legends, and ambassadors of the Qatar Legacy Program. Al Thawadi expressed his happiness at unveiling the countdown clock for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, and celebrating that only one year remains until the launch of the expected world championship. “We are pleased to reach this day, which confirms that we are close to realizing the dream of Qatar and the Arab world a year from now, in which we will witness a football festival in which fans from all over the world will meet to express their passion for a sport that carries many human values,” he said.
He added, “We are all proud that we have reached the last year towards hosting the 2022 World Cup, the first of its kind in the Arab world and the Middle East, which will make a major transformation in hosting the World Cup tournaments, while building a sustainable long-lasting legacy that achieves many advantages and positive impact at the level of Qatar and abroad.”
For his part, Infantino said, “I have participated in organizing many sporting events over the past decades, and I have never seen something like what is happening here in Qatar in terms of preparation for the upcoming event. Everything is ready, the tournament stadiums are more than wonderful, and the fans are on time.” With an exceptional experience during the tournament.”
He added, “Football fans from all over the world have the opportunity – during the upcoming tournament – to explore Qatar, the Gulf region, the Arab world and the Middle East. The Qatar Championship will bring people together from all over, and this is the essence of football in bringing different cultures together, a value that this part is proud of. From the world, everyone will realize the region’s rich culture, heritage and values when it welcomes fans from all over the world a year from now.”
The elegant curves of the countdown clock were inspired by the connected ring that makes up the Qatar 2022 World Cup logo, and the ancient timer used in the hourglass, both reflecting the interconnected and close-knit nature of the Qatar World Cup. The shape of the watch has been designed so that it can be seen from all angles, reflecting the breathtaking views of the Doha city skyline.
The World Cup hour embodies the anticipation of fans from all over the world for the football festival, and the escalation of enthusiasm a year before the start of the tournament, leading to the opening match of the tournament on the grounds of Al Bayt Stadium on November 21, 2022.
It is noteworthy that the Qatar 2022 World Cup will be held from November 21 to December 18 in 8 impressive stadiums located in places characterized by easy access from all over Qatar. Responsible for Lusail Stadium, the largest stadium in the World Cup, with a fan capacity of 80,000 seats, and the stadium that will host the final of the tournament.