FIFA have announced the Qatar Airways will be their official partner and the official Airline for upcoming mega football events like FIFA World Cups and Confederations Cup. Qatar Airways now will be sponsoring 2017 Confederations Cup, 2018 world cup, FIFA Women’s world cup 2019, FIFA Club World Cup and 2022 FIFA world Cup.
After becoming FIFA partner, Qatar Airways will have exclusive marketing and branding rights. More than two billion people are expected to reach in upcoming each two football world cup events. Apart from these, Qatar Airways will also have got rights for FIFA U-20 World Cup, the FIFA Futsal World Cup and the FIFA Interactive World Cup which is one the best online gaming tournament in the world.
FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura said, “FIFA is delighted to partner with the world’s fastest-growing airline, Qatar Airways. Known for introducing industry firsts, Qatar Airways is an ideal partner for FIFA as we prepare for the first-ever World Cup in the Gulf region, the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. We look forward to working hand in hand with Qatar Airways to promote FIFA competitions and football around the world.”
Qatar Airlines has been associated with football sport already as it has been associated with FC Barcelona and Al-Ahli FC for quite long. Apart from Football, Qatar Airways has been partnered with Formula E races in Paris and New York.