Documenting Football History: Qatar National Library Signs MoU with QFA
Qatar National Library and Qatar Football Association (QFA) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to exchange knowledge and expertise that will enhance the ‘collective’ development of sports documentation in Qatar.
The MoU outlines cooperation between the two institutions in various areas, especially those related to the documentation process in football.
The Library’s agreement with the QFA will make lasting contributions to the sporting community in the lead-up to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, leaving a cultural legacy across the Middle East and worldwide.
HE Dr Hamad Bin Abdulaziz Al Kawari, Qatar Minister of State and President of Qatar National Library, said that the country is constructing an honourable history, thanks to all the major events it hosts, such as the FIFA World Cup.
He said that the MoU reflects both their wishes to unite efforts that aim at serving researchers, scholars and historians today, tomorrow and in the future, in terms of football documentation and studies related to the game’s various aspects.
Hand in hand, we will work on documenting our nation’s current events under our young and creative leadership. We will preserve these records to be a rich heritage in our nation’s future.
QFA President HE Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Bin Ahmad Al Thani, said there is no doubt that cooperating with a pioneering and specialised library will have a positive impact on sports and football in Qatar.
The FIFA World Cup 2022 is scheduled to take place in Qatar from 21 November to 18 December 2022. This will be the first World Cup ever to be held in the Middle East.