The 2022 World Cup in Qatar official emblem has been revealed by organisers.
Inspired by local and regional Arab culture and landscapes, the logo is defined as embodying “the vision of an case that brings together and involves the whole world.”
“The swooping curves of the emblem represent the undulations of desert dunes and 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,” a statement released by FIFA said.
Hosts, Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy added: “The infinity sign symbolizes the heritage of Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup, which will continue to encourage and accelerate growth in Qatar, the region, and worldwide, well after the end of the tournament.” defined as embodying “the vision of an case that brings together and involves the whole world.”
The design echoes the World Cup trophy and also incorporates elements of a traditional woollen shawl, often worn in the Gulf in the winter.
“The regionally inspired winter garment also alludes to the tournament’s start dates and the fact that it will be the first FIFA World Cup to be played in November and December,” organisers said.
Qatar’s Supreme Committee says the design also points to the eight venues for the World Cup matches, on which construction work continues.
The launch on Qatar’s Independence Day on Tuesday saw pictures of the logo being projected across the globe on houses and landmarks.
In accusations of mistreatment of migrant workers who were hired on building sites, preparation for the tournament was mired.saw pictures of the logo being projected across the globe on houses and landmarks.
Following pressure from human rights organisations, the Supreme Committee took measures to implement welfare reforms in 2014.