November 15 2022  |  Airlines & Airports

Qatar Airways flies National Football Team to FIFA World Cup

By Jane Hobson

Team players arrive in Qatar ahead of the Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022

Qatar Airways, the Official Airline of the Journey to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, marked one week until the sporting event by flying the Qatar National Football Team back home yesterday.

The airline will also fly 140 “FIFA Legends” to take part in the FIFA Fans and Legends tournament to be held at the FIFA Fan Festival in Al Bidda Park.

The Qatar National Football team will kick off the tournament on November 20 in the opening match against Ecuador. The squad will also face other opponents in Group A, including Senegal and Netherlands.

Courtesy of Qatar Airways, FIFA is reaching all ticket holders with a chance to play for their national fan team in the FIFA Fan Tournament. Ticket holders are required to join the airline’s Frequent Flyer programme, Privilege Club, for a chance to win.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said, “Qatar Airways, the Official Airline of the Journey for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, is all set to welcome fans from around the world to the State of Qatar. Football fever is in the air and this is the moment we have all been waiting for.”

He added, “This time next week, the first FIFA World Cup whistle will sound, marking the beginning of a truly extraordinary tournament that will be remembered for a lifetime. On behalf of the Qatar Airways Group, we are excited to welcome football fans on-board and at various key locations around the country.”

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