Qatar has unveiled the logo for the next football World Cup competition taking place in the country in 2022.
The unveiling took place on Tuesday night (September 3) in Doha with thousands of spectators on ground to witness the unveiling.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar logo was revealed at precisely 20:22 (Qatar standard time). The time is significant as, if read together, it reads as 2022. It is symbolizing the year 2022 (when the competition will take place.
The logo was projected in the country’s most iconic buildings, including Burj Doha, Katara Cultural Village Amphitheatre, Souq Waqif, and Al Zubarah Fort – a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The emblem was unveiled in 24 other major cities across the world including London, Johannesburg, Mexico City, Mumbai, Paris, and Seoul.
The design is a stylized Arabic white unisex shawl with maroon patterning. It is displayed in a figure-of-eight symbolizing infinity while creating a heart shape above the words “FIFA WORLD CUP Qatar 2022”.
The Qatari organizers said the logo “was inspired by traditional woollen shawls worn during the winter months”.
The 22nd edition of the World Cup, which will be the first staged in the Arab world, will get underway on November 21, 2022. The final game will be played on December 18, 2022, Qatar’s National Day.
What the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar logo actually means:
Announcing the ceremony on Twitter, FIFA tweeted:
“The Official Emblem of the 22nd edition of the FIFA #WorldCup was unveiled today as FIFA and host country Qatar reached
another major milestone on the road to the world’s greatest football showpiece.”