Some of the best football players to
ever grace a pitch were at the Hyatt Regency Oryx Hotel on Sunday to
witness the Live Draw for
the FIFA Legends Tournament conducted by Marco Materazzi,
Roberto Carlos and David Trezeguet.
The tournament is set to take
place between 15 and 16 December at the Khalifa International
Tennis and Squash Complex in Doha.
As the FIFA Legends Cup sponsor,
and Official Airline Partner of the FIFA World Cup, Qatar Airways
welcomed the FIFA Legends, including Ali Al Habsi, Cafu, Christian
Vieri, Julio Cesar, Hristo Stoichkov, Jorge Campos, Juan Pablo
Angel, Geremi Njitap and Javier Zanetti.
To celebrate the evening,
all guests, which included FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, were treated to a special performance by the
internationally renowned artists, Cheb Khaled, DJ Rodge, pianist
Sonja Park and violinist David Carpenter.
Qatar Airways brings football legends together for Live Draw of FIFA Legends Cup
The FIFA Legends
Cup will have eight teams take part in the competition, with each
team comprising of 12 players – eight of which are men, two goal
keepers and two women, in a six versus six match – 18 matches in
total throughout the tournament.
As the Official Frequent
Flyer Programme of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, several new and
existing Privilege Club members were offered an unforgettable
football experience as part of the 11 December draw event,
including a meet-and-greet with some of the best FIFA Legends in
Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group
Chief Executive, said,
“Celebrating these legends and honouring them at the Qatar Airways
House is an important part of furthering Qatar’s legacy in this
wondrous sport. So far, the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 has been a
tremendous success. As the Official Airline of the Journey, we
support the four remaining teams and are excited to see who will
take home the Winner’s Trophy on 18 December.”
FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 almost at its finale, 13 and 14
December will feature the semi-finals, with matches held at Lusail
Stadium between Argentina and Croatia, and France and Morocco at
Al Bayt Stadium, respectively.
Subsequently, the third place match
will take place on 17 December at Khalifa International Stadium,
followed by the much-anticipated World Cup Final on 18 December at Lusail
The tournament has been held across eight
stunning stadiums designed to invoke the feel of Arabian
The Al Bayt Stadium hosted the Opening Match with a
capacity of 60,000 seats, while Lusail Stadium is set to host the
Final Match of the tournament, with a capacity of 80,000 seats.
The remaining stadiums, which include Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Al Janoub Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium, Education City
Stadium, Stadium 974 and Al Thumama Stadium, house 40,000
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