Thousands of football fans flocked to Katara Cultural Village this Tuesday evening, 10 May, to attend a special send-off event for the FIFA World Cup™ Trophy.

Fans enjoyed a range of activities, cultural performances, a spectacular stage show and appearances from a number of special guests, including Brazilian football legend Cafu, two-time winner of the FIFA World Cup™.

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Cafu with the FIFA World Cup™ Trophy

The event was the culmination of a series of events organised by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) to mark the last 200 days until Qatar 2022 – which will get underway on 21 November. Attendees had the chance to have their photo taken with the FIFA World Cup™ Trophy and the opportunity to win tickets to the match between Qatar and Ecuador on the opening day of the tournament.

SC Deputy Director General Khalid Al Mawlawi said the event at Katara was yet another memorable evening on the road to 2022.

Excitement continues to build across Qatar and the region as we edge ever closer to the tournament. It was a joy to see so many smiling faces during the final send-off event for the trophy as we countdown to the biggest sporting event ever to be held in the Middle East and Arab world.

The trophy visited a host of tourist hotspots across the country from 5 to 10 May, and visited a number of businesses across the country, including the Mohammed Bin Jassim House and various organisations under the health and education sectors.

FIFA World Cup™ Trophy around town

The FIFA World Cup™ Trophy has visited Aspire Park, Doha Festival City, Souq Waqif and Msheireb Downtown Doha. Excited football fans also packed the Asia Town Cricket Stadium on 6 May, to see the original FIFA World Cup Trophy. The trophy also visited Dreama – a home for orphaned children – before being taken to Mohammed Bin Jassim House in Msheireb Downtown Doha.

Souq Waqif was also a hive of activity on 8 May, as fans flocked to Doha’s traditional marketplace to have their photo taken with the FIFA World Cup Trophy. Earlier in the day, the trophy visited Doha Festival City and Place Vendome.


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FIFA World Cup™ Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola

The FIFA World Cup™ Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola also kicked off this week with a first-stop event in Dubai, where former FIFA World Cup™ winners Iker Casillas and Kaká came together to send the original FIFA World Cup™ Trophy on its journey around the world ahead of the tournament later this year.

The FIFA World Cup™ Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola will stop in 51 countries and territories, bringing Coca-Cola and FIFA one step closer to the goal of visiting each of FIFA’s 211 member associations by 2030. For the first time ever, the tour will visit all 32 countries that qualified for the FIFA World Cup™, inspiring fans across the world through exclusive consumer experiences.

The FIFA World Cup™ Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola has a mission to support the development of sustainability efforts at each location visited by the tour. For the first time, consumer activations will be digitally led by Coca-Cola, reducing waste at each stop and minimising the consumption of water, energy, materials and other resources.

The Coca-Cola Company has had a long-standing relationship with FIFA since 1976 and has been an official FIFA World Cup™ Sponsor since 1978. Coca-Cola has had stadium advertising at every FIFA World Cup™ since 1950 and is a long-time supporter of football at all levels.

The trophy is set to come back to Qatar in November.

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