Official countdown clock until the start of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 unveiled at Corniche

Official countdown clock until the start of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 unveiled at Corniche

By QLSports

With only one year to go until next year’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar, the host nation yesterday took the wraps off the Official Countdown Clock, powered by Hublot, at a special ceremony held at the Corniche Fishing Spot.

The stunning timepiece was unveiled as fans worldwide tuned in live to ‘Join the Beat’ via FIFA’s YouTube channel and Qatar2022.qa, and in the presence of 150 guests at the event.

The elegant curves of the Countdown Clock were inspired by the unbroken loop of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 emblem and the ancient timekeeping tool of the hourglass, both reflecting the interconnected nature of the event, the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy described in a press release.

The structure is designed to be seen from any angle and reflect the amazing view of the city skyline behind it, SC added.

The Countdown Clock will drive anticipation as it ticks down through every hour, minute and second to the opening game of the first FIFA World Cup to be held in the Middle East and the Arab World at Qatar’s Al Bayt Stadium on November 21, 2022.

The ceremony witnessed captivating aerial drone displays and digital fireworks that mesmerized audiences including special guests Hublot Friend of the Brand and FIFA World Cup 1998 winner Marcel Desailly, Sami Trabelsi, head coach of Qatar Stars League side Al Sailiya, and Adel Khamis, Qatar Legacy Ambassador.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino said, “I’ve been involved in the organization of sports events for the past few decades and I’ve never witnessed anything like what is happening here. Everything is ready, the venues will be fantastic. The experience for the fans will be great.”

“The world will discover a country and a whole region. Qatar, the Gulf region, the Middle East, the Arab world. A place where people meet and come together. This is what football is all about, this is what this part of the world and its culture is all about, and the world will realize that” Infantino continued.

Speaking at the event, His Excellency Hassan Al Thawadi, Secretary General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, said, “We are thrilled to unveil the Official Countdown Clock on the same day we come together to celebrate the one year to go milestone.”

“The unveiling of the Countdown Clock is a special moment for Qatar as a host country, as we enter the final straight on the way to delivering a transformative tournament with a lasting legacy – the first FIFA World Cup in the Middle East and Arab world,” he added.

Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe said, “Having served as the Official Timekeeper for the FIFA World Cup since the 2010 edition, Hublot is well aware of the significance of marking one year to go on the journey to the greatest football show on Earth.

“With football fans worldwide coming together to Join the Beat of a Hublot timepiece and celebrate the start of the final countdown, this was a chance for the global football family to share a snapshot of the excitement ahead of this momentous World Cup.”

Qatar will host the major tournament from November 21 to December 18 in eight magnificent stadiums across the country, all of which are now ready, with the main contractor works on Lusail Stadium, the 80,000-capacity venue for next year’s final, having been completed.

---

Make sure to check out our social media to keep track of the latest content.

Instagram - @qatarliving

Twitter - @qatarliving

Facebook - Qatar Living

YouTube qatarlivingofficial

Cover, Inline Images Credit and Source: SC
COVID-19 Banner
Log in or register to post comments

More from Qatar Living

Qatar sets Guinness World Record for most nationalities planting tree at the same time

Qatar sets Guinness World Record for most nationalities planting tree at the same time

The Supervisory Committee for the Beautification of Roads and Public Places in Qatar has set a new Guinness Global Record for the ‘Most Nationalities Planting Trees at the Same Time’, adding to Qatar's long collection of world records.
Qatar Energy announces fuel prices for November 2021

Qatar Energy announces fuel prices for November 2021

Qatar Energy has released the latest fuel price list, effective Monday, November 1, 2021.
9th edition of Ajyal Film Festival to feature 85 inspiring films from 44 countries

9th edition of Ajyal Film Festival to feature 85 inspiring films from 44 countries

Presented by the Doha Film Institute (DFI), the Ajyal Film Festival will see weeklong film screenings and community-oriented events under the theme, ‘Press Play!’
5 Spots for BBQ in Qatar

5 Spots for BBQ in Qatar

As we get comfortable with the winds getting chillier and take out those light snazzy jackets, we couldn’t help but choose our top spots for BBQ in Qatar for you!
WATCH: Spectacular Al Thumama Stadium becomes sixth tournament-ready venue for Qatar 2022

WATCH: Spectacular Al Thumama Stadium becomes sixth tournament-ready venue for Qatar 2022

Qatar’s latest FIFA World Cup™ tournament venue was unveiled on Friday night when Al Thumama Stadium hosted the Amir Cup Final between Al Rayyan and Al Sadd.
WATCH: HH the Amir, Father Amir perform rain-seeking prayers

WATCH: HH the Amir, Father Amir perform rain-seeking prayers

Qatar’s Amir His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani performed the Istisqa prayer earlier this morning together with worshippers in the Al-Wajbah prayer ground.
WATCH: Qatar Living wraps up successful participation at Cityscape 2021

WATCH: Qatar Living wraps up successful participation at Cityscape 2021

Qatar Living (QL) successfully concluded its participation at the ninth edition of the country’s most prestigious and influential real estate and networking event, Cityscape Qatar 2021, held at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center earlier this week.
WATCH: Sheikha Moza discusses QF’s establishment from vision to reality

WATCH: Sheikha Moza discusses QF’s establishment from vision to reality

Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation (QF) shared insights into how the foundation went from vision to reality at a special panel discussion aired on Qatar TV yesterday.