Qatar Airways has given match tickets to two lucky football fans to join in the celebrations and watch the final of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 football tournament in Kolkata, India.
The winners won the tickets as part of a social media contest held by Qatar Airways, the Official Airline of FIFA. They were selected from thousands of hopefuls who submitted pictures using the #KolkataTogether hashtag to enter the contest.
Qatar Airways participated in the awards ceremony by presenting medals to players from the England team, after they won first place in the tournament in a sensational performance against Spain. England beat Spain with a 5-2 win in the thrilling final match before a capacity crowd of more than 66,000 people at Kolkata’s Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan stadium.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker, said that the final game capped a magnificent tournament for all who took part in the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017.
As a nation, we place great importance on sports as a means of bringing people together. We at Qatar Airways are excited to take part in this tournament to help inspire and nurture the next generation of young football players.’
FIFA Director for Marketing Services Jean-François Pathy commended the support of their Official Partners, which he said is vital to the success of all FIFA events.
Qatar Airways have done a tremendous job in building excitement around the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 through #KolkataTogether. The use of such innovative digital campaigns creates positive engagement with our fans and contributes to promoting football not only in India but also around the world.’
Twenty-four national teams competed for the top trophy, taking part in 52 matches over 23 days in six different Indian cities: Mumbai, Delhi, Goa, Kochi, Kolkata and Guwahati. This year’s FIFA U-17 World Cup was the first-ever FIFA tournament to take place in India.
Qatar Airways flies more than one hundred times a week between Doha and 13 destinations in India, including Delhi, Nagpur, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Kozhikode, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru and Amritsar.
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