Qatar presents the 2022 FIFA World Cup logo worldwide
DOHA: Qatar unveiled the 2022 World Cup logo, which will be organized by the Gulf emirate, and will be displayed in public spaces in Doha and cities around the world on Tuesday.
The design is a stylized Arab white unisex shawl with garnet prints, shown in a figure of eight that symbolizes infinity while creating a heart shape over the words FIFA WORLD CUP Qatar 2022 ".
It was projected on the vast facade of the National Archives of the country in the district of Msheireb, south of the capital, with a fanfare that included a procession of soldiers on horseback observed by a multitude of hundreds.
The building was illuminated with the emblem at exactly 20:22 local time, just like the year of the tournament.
The logo is very elegant and shows the local culture with the color (burgundy) of the Qatar flag, said Algerian hospitality worker Mourad Bencheikh, 36, while visitors crowded to photograph the new brand.
Over time, people will like it.
The emblem was also exhibited in Madrid, Buenos Aires and Beirut along with several other important cities.
This is unique to Qatar, said Sri Lankan quantity surveyor Mohammed Fairoos, 30, while he and a group of friends took a selfie in front of the screening of the National Archives.
It is wonderful.
Qatari organizers said the logo was inspired by the traditional woolen shawls worn during the winter months.
The 2022 event will be held in November and December to avoid the scorching Gulf summer.
I like it football , the popularity of the shawls is a unifying force, woven into the everyday fabric of people's lives, the Supreme Committee said in a statement.
Los preparativos para el espectáculo mundial de football en Qatar se han acelerado en los últimos meses.
In May, the 40,000-seat al-Janoub stadium was inaugurated, the first field specially designed to be launched for the tournament, with a near-capacity national cup final.
It is estimated that the sand, designed by the late British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid and located in a coastal city south of Doha, cost about $ 575 million.
Of the eight stadiums that Qatar is building or renovating by 2022, Khalifa International was already open and will host this year's World Athletics Championships.
The Championship will be an important test of the preparation of Qatar to organize a world sporting event. Tens of thousands of spectators are expected to descend to the desert nation before the tournament that begins on September 27.
An important road review is also underway in Doha to expand capacity at key crossings and critical traffic points.
Parts of an ambitious subway rail project open to the public in May. The rest of the three-line network is expected to be launched in 2020, long before the tournament.
The network will connect almost all Qatar stadiums, transportation centers and tourist attractions, when completed.
FIFA faced a number of negative headlines in recent months including a decision in May to shelve plans for 48 nations to participate in the 2022 contest.
FIFA boss Gianni Infantino had pushed to extend the tournament.
In June, former European football president Michel Platini was questioned by French anti-corruption investigators for several hours in relation to the 2010 award of hosting rights to Qatar.