The unveiling of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Emblem has brought joy to Qataris and residents, who have flocked in large numbers to the five Qatari landmarks that witnessed the unveiling of the tournament's emblem Monday.
The official unveiling took place in Qatar's capital, Doha, at 20:22 local time, with thousands of spectators witnessing the synchronised projection of the emblem onto a number of the country's most iconic buildings, including Burj Doha, Katara Cultural Village Amphitheatre, Ministry of Interior, Souq Waqif, Msheireb, and Al Zubarah Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Thousands of citizens and residents gathered in front of the Ministry of Interior building to witness the display of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup emblem, as part of the digital campaign, which took place in the most prominent landmarks of Qatar and several countries in the world. They expressed their admiration for this unique design of the emblem, which mimics and reflects the overall dimension of the tournament as a platform for meeting cultures from around the world while incorporating elements inspired by the Qatari and Arab culture that harmonises with the components of the game of football.
Speaking to QNA, Qatari Yousef Mohammed Al Yafei, an employee at Hamad Medical Cooperation, expressed admiration to the design of Qatar 2022 World Cup emblem. He said that the emblem is very distinctive and innovative and takes inspiration from the Qatari culture and heritage, a traditional woollen shawl worn by people around the world and in the Arab region and the Arabian Gulf specifically in multiple forms and designs during the winter.
Al Yafei pointed out that the emblem has a unique design and it is a testament to the efforts made by the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC), adding that the opening of the World Cup will be impressive. He explained that this is not new to Qatar, the capital of sports in the world, which succeeded in organising many events and world championships. He stressed that Qatar will organise a wonderful edition of the World Cup, that is being held for the first time in the Middle East and the Arab world, which is a source of pride for Qataris, residents and the entire Arab world.
Jaber Al Shawi, Operations Manager, Hamad International Airport, told QNA that the 2022 FIFA World Cup emblem has impressed the world, adding that the emblem unveiled today does not represent Qataris only, but represents the whole world. He pointed out that Qatar reached the international level thanks to the efforts of the wise leadership and the efforts of the SC as well as the creativity of Qatari youth in all international forums. He stressed that the state is ready to organise a distinguished edition of the World Cup.
Speaking to QNA, Adel Al Shammari, Captain pilot, said that everybody expected the emblem to be a World Cup shape, but the officials in charge of the tournament surprised us with this good design, white and burgundy especial design. He pointed out that the unveiling of the emblem was especial and simple, whether in the five landmarks of Qatar or the rest of the world.
Al Shammari added that the influx of a large number of citizens and residents to see the unveiling of the emblem confirms their eagerness for the World Cup, adding that everyone is awaiting the mascot of the tournament and the opening ceremony, stressing that it will be distinctive and impressive at all levels.
As for the Doha Corniche, thousands of citizens and residents, carrying the Qatari flags and chanting in an atmosphere of joy and joy, celebrated the unveiling of the World Cup emblem. They rallied in front of the Doha Tower waiting to unveil the emblem and recorded these historic moments through their phones and cameras.
Speaking to QNA, Hammoud Al Shammari, an employee at the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs, expressed his pride as a Qatari citizen following the unveiling of the World Cup emblem. He said that the unveiling of the World Cup emblem showed that Qatar is on the right track to host an extraordinary World Cup edition.
Al Shammari said he came to the Corniche along with his family to watch this historic event, which is held for the first time in an Arab country.
In remarks to QNA, Abdul Rahman Nasser Al Maadeed, host at Al Rayyan TV, the unveiling of the World Cup emblem made citizens and residents feel happy and elated because it is a global event on Arab land for the first time.
He added that he is very happy that the unveiling of the emblem today demonstrates the success achieved in the State of Qatar, which brings the solidarity and cohesion of citizens and residents. He expressed confidence that Qatar will organise a historic World Cup.
Speaking to QNA, Ahmed Al Kaabi, director of an institution, expressed his delight for the unveiling of the World Cup emblem.
Al Kaabi thanked the officials in charge of sports in Qatar stressing that the successes they achieve are a source of pride and happiness for all Qataris.
Thousands of citizens and residents also witnessed the launch of the 2022 World Cup emblem in the front of the Qatar Archives in Msheireb Downtown Doha, in conjunction with its display on the facades of other landmarks in Qatar and Arab countries, as well as on giant screens in several global capitals.
The atmosphere at Msheireb Downtown Doha was impressive in the light of the presence of Qataris and residents who were keen to celebrate the launch of the 2022 Qatar World Cup emblem.
Everyone was delighted with the launch of the emblem as an important step on the way to Qatar's hosting of the 2022 World Cup. They stressed that the State of Qatar will fascinate the world by organising an exceptional version of the World Cup, as Doha has always been the world sports capital.
Speaking to QNA, Mubarak Mohammed Al Buainain, Executive Director of Contracts and Projects at Msheireb Properties, said that the inauguration of the 2022 Qatar World Cup emblem is a historic event. He expressed delighted to launch the 2022 Qatar World Cup emblem on the front of one of the Msheireb Downtown Doha buildings, which reflects the great cultural development of Qatar.
He added that the emblem's central form takes inspiration from a traditional woollen shawl, which symbolises all Arab countries, in addition to the number eight, is a reminder of the eight astonishing stadiums that will host matches.
Al Buainain stressed that Qatar used to raise the level of organisation for any tournament and always fascinates everyone by hosting the distinctive sports events.
He pointed out that Qatar is set to host many important events this year, starting with the 2019 IAAF 2019 World Athletics Championships, the 2019 World Beach Games, and the FIFA Club World Cup.
Al Buainain stressed that the Qatari preparations for the 2022 World Cup are going well, especially with the opening of two of the eight stadiums hosting the tournament games, at the same time work has gone a long way in the remaining six stadiums, He expressed confidence that the 2022 Qatar World Cup will be historical in all respects.
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