FIFA World Cup Qatar

The Official Airline of the Journey honored footballing legends at Qatar Airways House on 11 December and hosted a special draw ahead of the FIFA Legends Cup on 15-16 December World-renowned artists Cheb Khaled and DJ Rodge performed live at the event.

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways, The World’s Best Airline, honoured some of the best football players to grace the field, as well as previous FIFA World Cup™ winners at the Qatar Airways House at the Hyatt Regency Oryx Hotel, and in the presence of FIFA President, Gianni Infantino. The event hosted the Live Draw for the FIFA Legends Tournament and was conducted by Marco Materazzi, Roberto Carlos and David Trezeguet. The tournament is set to take place between 15 and 16 December, at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex.

As the FIFA Legends Cup sponsor, and Official Airline Partner of the FIFA World Cup™, Qatar Airways welcomed the FIFA Legends, including Ali Al Habsi, Cafu, Christian Vieri, Julio Cesar, Hristo Stoichkov, Jorge Campos, Juan Pablo Angel, Geremi Njitap and Javier Zanetti. To celebrate the evening, all guests were treated to a special performance by the internationally renowned artists, Cheb Khaled, DJ Rodge, pianist Sonja Park and violinist David Carpenter.

The FIFA Legends Cup will have eight teams take part in the competition, with each team comprising of 12 players – eight of which are men, two goal keepers and two women, in a six versus six match – 18 matches in total throughout the tournament.

As the Official Frequent Flyer Programme of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, several new and existing Privilege Club members were offered an unforgettable football experience as part of the 11 December draw event, including a meet-and-greet with some of the best FIFA Legends in Doha.

Last week, Qatar Airways House hosted the ‘My Roots’ photography exhibition presented by renowned photographer, Sam Robles, showcasing all 28 prints of the collection along with a special video tribute by Dani Alves.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Celebrating these legends and honouring them at the Qatar Airways House is an important part of furthering Qatar’s legacy in this wondrous sport. So far, the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ has been a tremendous success. As the Official Airline of the Journey, we support the four remaining teams and are excited to see who will take home the Winner’s Trophy on 18 December.”

With the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ almost at its finale, 13 and 14 December will feature the Semi-Finals, with matches held at Lusail Stadium between Argentina and Croatia, and France and Morocco at Al Bayt Stadium, respectively. Subsequently, the third place match will take place on 17 December at Khalifa International Stadium, followed by the much-anticipated Final on 18 December at Lusail Stadium.

The tournament has been held across eight world-class stadiums designed to invoke the feel of Arabian culture. The Al Bayt Stadium hosted the Opening Match with a capacity of 60,000 seats, while Lusail Stadium is set to host the Final Match of the tournament, with a capacity of 80,000 seats. The remaining stadiums, which include Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Al Janoub Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium, Education City Stadium, Stadium 974 and Al Thumama Stadium, house 40,000 spectators.

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was recently announced as the ‘Airline of the Year’ at the 2022 World Airline Awards, managed by the international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax.  The airline continues to be synonymous with excellence having won the main prize for an unprecedented seventh time (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021 and 2022), while also being named ‘World’s Best Business Class’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Lounge Dining’ and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’.

Qatar Airways currently flies to more than 150 destinations worldwide, connecting through its Doha hub, Hamad International Airport, currently named the ‘Best Airport in the World” by Skytrax World Airport Awards 2022.