The official emblem for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar has been revealed by organisers.The logo, inspired by local and regional Arab culture and landscapes, is described as embodying “the vision of an event that connects and engages the entire world”.
“The swooping curves of the emblem represent the undulations of desert dunes and the unbroken loop depicts both the number eight – a reminder of the eight astonishing stadiums that will host matches – and the infinity symbol, reflecting the interconnected nature of the event,” a statement released by FIFA said.
Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy added: “The infinity sign symbolises the legacy of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, which will continue to inspire and accelerate development in Qatar, the region and globally, well after the tournament draws to an end.”
The design echoes the World Cup trophy and also incorporates elements of a traditional woollen shawl, often worn in the Gulf in the winter.
The official emblem for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup has been unveiled in the capital Doha.
The unveiling took place at 8:22pm local time (17:22 GMT), as thousands of spectators gathered to witness the synchronised projection of the emblem onto a number of 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 simultaneously in 24 other major cities across the world including London, Johannesburg, Mexico City, Mumbai, Paris and Seoul.
Some of the world’s most renowned footballers took to social media to share the emblem with millions of their fans.
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 will be played on December 18, 2022, Qatar’s National Day
Source: Al Jazeera