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FIFA World Cup countdown reaches 200 days

Sports Doha 07 May 22
FIFA World Cup countdown reaches 200 days
With only 200 days to go until World Cup, FIFA trophy to delight fans across the globe.
Event Location
Qatar, Qatar
Start Time
07 May 2022, 12:00 AM
End Time
31 May 2022, 12:00 AM

With only six months to go until the first FIFA World Cup in the Middle East and Arab world, excitement for the tournament is reaching fever-pitch levels in Qatar and throughout the region.

During the Eid holiday, fans in Qatar will be able to catch a glimpse of the famous FIFA World Cup Original Trophy from 5-10 May as it visits tourist hotspots including Aspire Park, Lusail Marina, Souq Waqif and Msheireb Downtown Doha.

These events in Qatar will count as the send-off for the Original Trophy before it embarks on the FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola – which will return to Doha for the opening match of the tournament at Al Bayt Stadium on 21 November.

Hassan Al Thawadi, Secretary General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), has dedicated the last 13 years to the tournament and cannot wait to welcome the world to Qatar later this year.

“It’s going to be incredible and a landmark moment in the history of Qatar and our region,” said Al Thawadi.

“For decades, hosting the World Cup was a distant dream – but now it is reality and only 200 days away. All our hard work is coming to fruition and we stand ready to host an outstanding edition of the FIFA World Cup – one that will leave an important legacy for our country, the Middle East and globally.”

A host of special guests and football personalities will be present at all the public events – meaning extra excitement for the many fans who are sure to turn out. Fans will also be treated to a host of activities and have the chance to win tickets to the opening match of the tournament between Qatar and Ecuador.

The general public will be able to see the FIFA World Cup Original Trophy every evening from 6-9 PM. During the daytime, the trophy will be taken to various businesses and organisations, including in the health and education sectors. A special send-off event will be held at Katara on 10 May.

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