Qatar 2022 Football World Cup Logo Revealed
The official logo of the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar has been revealed in the capital city of Doha.
As well as making allusions to the game of football, the design is claimed to feature elements of local and regional Arab culture.
“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,” said FIFA in an official press release.
“Besides echoing the shape of the iconic FIFA World Cup trophy, the emblem’s central form takes inspiration from a traditional woollen shawl. During winter months, shawls are worn around the world and in the Arab and Gulf region in particular.”
The winter garment is further claimed to allude to the tournament’s start dates and the fact that it will be the first World Cup to be played in the months of November and December.
Accompanying the emblem is a bespoke typeface that re-imagines traditional Arabic calligraphy.