The official emblem of FIFA World Cup 2022 was launched on Tuesday evening in Doha.
The emblem encapsulates the Arabian spirit and deep-rooted heritage of Qatar.
Football unites everyone in Qatar irrespective of background and nationality. Myriad cultures are strung together by the passion for football. The emblem reflects the story of a nation that has risen from the ground up and is still rising.
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.
Besides echoing the shape of the iconic FIFA World Cup Trophy, the emblem’s central form takes inspiration from a traditional woollen shawl. During winter months, shawls are worn around the world and in the Arab and Gulf region in particular.
This post was originally published on 3 September 2019.