To get in the mood for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) released a commercial entitled, “See You in 2022.” The commercial shows a young Qatari boy playing football while seeing different locations and symbols unique to the country. It lasts for more than two and a half minutes.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup is the first event of its kind to be held in the Middle East, specifically in Qatar. The host country is getting ready to welcome football fans all over the world come 2022.
Something for the Football Fans
With the closing of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, the attention will now be on the next host country four years from now. Qatar is the first country in the Middle East to host such a prestigious international sporting event. To prepare for the next world cup, SC released the commercial “See You in 2022,” about select locations and identities in Qatar through the eyes of a young Qatari football player.
The commercial opens up to a young Qatari boy walking along the beach, to which iconic infrastructures, such as the Museum of Islamic Art, emerge from the water. The oryx also makes an appearance. A splash of water also turns into a football. Eventually, the boy’s garments change into a football player and he is transported into different locations in the country with the West Bay area and souq as the more familiar. A falcon flies to him, as he is riding a dhow along Corniche. The final part of the commercial shows the boy kicking a football towards a stadium. The whole video runs from two minutes and thirty two seconds.
FIFA has officially announced that the 2022 World Cup will take place between November 21st and December 18th in Qatar. The World Cup’s closing ceremony will coincide with Qatar National Day. See you in 2022!