Qatar officially unveils FIFA™ World Cup Qatar 2022 emblem

3 September 2019

On Tuesday, 3 September 2019, Qatar reached another major milestone on the road to the 2022 by unveiling the official emblem of the 22nd edition of the FIFA™ World Cup Qatar 2022.

The official unveiling took place in Doha at 20:22 local time (19:22 CET), with thousands of spectators witnessing the emblem’s projection onto a number of the country’s most iconic landmarks. At the same time, digital displays revealed the tournament logo in 24 other major cities worldwide, including London, New York and Paris.

The emblem celebrates the World Cup tradition, while also including design elements of local and regional Arab culture.

The curves of the emblem represent the undulations of desert dunes, while the unbroken loop depicts both the number eight – a reminder of the eight astonishing stadiums that will host matches – and the infinity symbol, reflecting the interconnected nature of the event.

In addition to echoing the shape of the iconic FIFA World Cup Trophy, the emblem’s central form takes inspiration from a traditional woolen shawl. Shawls are worn in various styles in the Arab and Gulf region and by people around the world during winter months.