Official FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 emblem revealed

The logo includes symbols of the country's heritage

Official FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 emblem revealed

The official emblem for the World Cup in Qatar has been revealed.

The unveiling took place in Doha at 8.22 with a synchronised projection of the emblem onto a number of the country’s most iconic buildings, including Burj Doha, Katara Cultural Village Amphitheatre, Ministry of Interior, Souq Waqif and Msheireb and Al Zubarah Fort.

FIFA say the emblem’s design "embodies the vision of an event that connects and engages the entire world, while also featuring striking elements of local and regional Arab culture and allusions to the beautiful game".

The official communication also days the "swooping curves of the emblem represent the undulations of desert dunes and the unbroken loop depicts both the number eight".

There will be eight stadiums hosting games throughout the tournament, the first winter World Cup in history.

The emblem echoes the infinity symbol, the shape of the World Cup trophy itself and a traditional wooden shawl. You'll also find details reflecting embroidery usually found on shawls.

A new typeface has been used in reference to traditional Arabic calligraphy.

The tournament will kick off in November 2022. We're already excited.

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