WATCH | FIFA World Cup 2022 official emblem unveiled; All you need to know about the upcoming event

FIFA 2022 emblem.Twitter

The official emblem of the FIFA World Cup 2022, to be held in Qatar, was unveiled on Thursday, September 3, in Doha and some other major cities.

The emblem of the 22nd edition of the biggest quadrennial football event on earth was projected in a synchronised manner on some of the most iconic buildings of the country – Burj Doha, Katara Cultural Village Amphitheatre, Ministry of Interior, Souq Waqif, Msheireb and Al Zubarah Fort. It was also projected in some famous crowded locations of a number of major cities around the world like Madrid, Buenos Aires and Beirut.

The design of the emblem has become the point of discussion since it was revealed as it resembles certain cultural nuances of the Arabic culture.

It takes inspiration from the traditional woollen shawl with maroon patterns worn by the people especially in the Arab and Gulf region during winters along with having some inspiration with the shape of the coveted trophy.

The curves of the emblem represent the desert dunes along with it reflecting the number eight which reminds us of the eight stadiums that will host the matches. The way Qatar 2022 is written celebrates the Arabic language fusing it with modernity.

This will be only the second time that the World Cup will be hosted in Asia after South Korea and Japan hosted it in 2002.

The Official Emblem of the FIFA #WorldCup Qatar 2022 embodies the vision of an event that connects and engages the entire world, while also featuring striking elements of local and regional Arab culture and allusions to the beautiful game. pic.twitter.com/Z9k2UlaISm

— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) September 3, 2019

The upcoming event will be a historical edition of the quadrennial tournament as for the first time in history a World Cup will be held during the winters ( November 21-December 18) because Qatar is pretty hot during summer.

The fixture was subjected to a lot of criticism as it will disrupt the footballing calendar in countries all over the world and may cause massive losses. But settled the fixture settled by FIFA will remain unchanged.

Allegations of corruption in giving the 2022 World Cup hosting rights to Qatar have been in the news for a long time and in the month of June 2019 former FIFA president Michel Platini was even arrested on the basis of that matter.

There were also requests from CONBEMOL to FIFA for the expansion of the World Cup from 32 teams to 48 teams but it did not get approved by FIFA for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

The Al Janoub stadium which will host the matches in Qatar is modelled like the traditional dhow boat whereas the Lusail stadium which resembles a fanar lantern will host the opener of the event.

The emblem till now has received positive responses from people around the world.

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