Ooredoo has revealed that it will be the official telecom operator for the Qatar 2022 World Cup in the Middle East and Africa, and the official telecom operator for the Arab Cup in Qatar 2021 in the Middle East and Africa.
Choosing Ooredoo to support such major sporting events reinforces the close cooperation between Ooredoo and FIFA, as the company was a national supporter of the FIFA Club World Cup in the 2019 and 2020 editions.
Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad bin Nasser Al Thani, Chief Commercial Officer, Ooredoo Qatar, said: “We are extremely proud to once again work with FIFA, this time as key supporters of the world’s largest and most important sporting event and the largest football event in the region.”
He added, “Qatar will be the focus of the world’s attention in 2022, and this is a valuable opportunity for our company to consolidate its leadership in the areas of communications and innovation, communicate with the public in various countries of the region and introduce more about our beloved country, as a global center for major sports tournaments, and it is a great opportunity to celebrate the most popular sport at the level of the scientist”.
Al-Thani pointed out that Qatar has many international sports facilities equipped with the latest technology and innovations, stressing that the advanced Ooredoo network is able to meet the needs of fans and guests in terms of speed and confidence that everyone is looking for in a tournament of this size.
He expressed the company’s pride in participating in supporting Qatar in hosting this important global event to provide an unforgettable experience for all guests, and his enthusiasm for watching the matches and the wonderful atmosphere with fans from all over the world.
For his part, FIFA Commercial Revenue Director Nick Brown said: “We are pleased to see Ooredoo as a regional supporter of these two great tournaments in Qatar.
The World Cup will be held in Qatar from November 21 to December 18, and it is the largest and most watched sporting event in the world at all. It will be the first World Cup tournament to be held in an Arab country and the Middle East and North Africa region, and it is expected that 110 million people will watch each match. About 51 percent of the world’s population watched the World Cup matches in Russia 2018.