September 2 – Qatar will release the emblem for the 2022 World Cup at 8.22pm local time in Doha through an international digital campaign as the next World Cup host nation steps up its preparations.
The World Cup emblem will be projected on to a number of iconic buildings in Qatar and in particular in the country capital Doha, including at Katara Amphitheater, Souq Waqif, Sheraton Hotel, Torch Doha, Doha Tower, Zubarah Fort and Ministry of Interior Building.
The new emblem will also be projected on buildings and landmarks around the region and around world, including in Kuwait, Jorden, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Iraq, USA, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, England, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Turkey, South Korea, India, and South Africa.
The Qatar World Cup kicks off on November 21, 2022, 1175 days from now, with the tournament moved to winter over health concerns over the summer heat in the Gulf. The final will be played on December 18 at the Lusail Stadium, just north of the capital.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino repeatedly pushed for the tournament to be expanded to 48-teams, one iteration early, but after prolonged manoeuvring and a feasibility study those plans were eventually discarded.
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