Ooredoo, Qatar’s leading telecommunications operator, announced its appointment as the official Middle East & Africa telecommunications operator of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021™.
Ooredoo’s selection to support these major leading events strengthens the company’s long-standing commitment to FIFA. Ooredoo was also a national supporter of the 2019 and 2020 editions of the FIFA Club World Cup™ in Qatar.
Sheikh Nasser Bin Hamad Bin Nasser Al Thani, chief commercial officer, Ooredoo Qatar, said, “We are beyond proud to be working with FIFA again, this time as a key supporter of the biggest sporting event in the world and of the biggest football event in the region.”
“All eyes will be on Qatar in 2021 and 2022 as our country is propelled onto the global sporting stage. This is an opportunity for Ooredoo to cement our leadership in innovation and telecommunications; engage a regional audience; promote our country as a major sporting hub; and celebrate football, the most popular sport in the world,” he continued. “Qatar boasts the infrastructure required to host sporting events of such a scale, and Ooredoo’s innovation, technology, and experience enable the delivery of the required network speeds and reliability. We are honored to be supporting our country in providing an unrivaled fan experience for all, and we look forward with great excitement to some incredible football.”
Nick Brown, FIFA’s director of commercial revenue, said, “We are delighted that Ooredoo has returned, this time as a Regional Supporter, for these two amazing tournaments in Qatar. With Ooredoo by our side, we are looking forward to hosting memorable events that will connect followers of the beautiful game in Qatar and across the globe.”
From November 30 to December 18, 2021, the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021™, the region’s biggest football tournament, will feature 16 of the region’s top national teams and will serve as a dress rehearsal for next year’s FIFA World Cup™, the world’s biggest sporting competition.
The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ is set to be held from November 21 to December 18, 2022, and will be the first-ever FIFA World Cup to be held in the Arab world.