Posted 4th of September 2019

Qatar 2022 World Cup Logo Unveiled

Manisha Choudhari

As preparations get more intense for the nearing FIFA World Cup in 2022, Qatar has unveiled its official logo. This will be the first time that the event is hosted by a Middle Eastern country, and so the logo features many Arab-inspired elements.

Inspired by a traditional woolen shawl worn during winter, the logo features a loop in the shape of an eight. According to official sources, the eight signifies the number of stadiums hosting the matches; its infinity symbol reflects the interlinked characteristics of the competition. The emblem also features swooping curves, which are reminiscent of wavy sand dunes. Accompanying the logo is the text Qatar 2022; the typeface reminds one of Arabic calligraphy, but with a modern twist.

The logo was unveiled on some of Doha’s most prominent landmarks, such as Burj Doha, Souq Waqif, Al Zubarah Fort, Ministry of Interior, and Katara Cultural Village. It was simultaneously revealed in 24 cities around the world, including London, Mumbai, Madrid, and Seoul. Upon its unveiling, several celebrated footballers around the world tweeted it out, showing their excitement for the upcoming championship.

The World Cup will be held during November/December 2022, with the final match being held on December 18 — Qatar National Day.