FIFA has announced Ooredoo as the official Middle East & Africa telecommunications operator of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021.
In collaboration with the telecommunications operator, Ooredoo’s decision to support these major events looks to strengthen its ‘long-standing’ commitment to FIFA.
Nick Brown, FIFA’s Director of Commercial Revenue, commented: “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.”
The enterprise 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 at Ooredoo Qatar, noted: “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.
“Qatar boasts the infrastructure required to host sporting events of such a scale, and Ooredoo’s innovation, technology and experience enable delivery of the required network speeds and reliability.
“We are honoured to be supporting our country in providing an unrivalled fan experience for all, and we look forward with great excitement to some incredible football.”
The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 is set to be held from 21 November to 18 December 2022, and will be the first-ever FIFA World Cup to be held in the Arab world. It has an average match audience of more than 110 million viewers, and more than 51% of the world’s population watched the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018.
Furthermore, The FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021 will feature 16 of the region’s top national teams from 30 November to 18 December 2021 and will serve as a ‘dress rehearsal’ for next year’s FIFA World Cup, which will take place from 21 November to 18 December 2022.