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FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Streaming, Matches Schedule, Opening Ceremony, Tickets Details

FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Streaming, Matches Schedule, Opening Ceremony –The FIFA World cup is the biggest international football competition in the world. Held after every 4 years, the WC features 32 teams around the globe fighting for the honor of the best football team for at least the next 4 years. The latest edition of the tournament, the 2018 FIFA World Cup to be played in Russia is nearly upon us. The tournament is scheduled to be held in the months of June and July in Russia.

FIFA World Cup History

The Very first edition of the FIFA World Cup was organized in 1930 in Uruguay where the then-FIFA President, Jules Rimet invited 13 international teams to take part in the tournament. Uruguay emerged victorious as hosts in that tournament. With a successful WC behind them, FIFA decided to make it a four-year tournament where each edition is to be held after every 4 years, on similar lines to the Olympics. The competition was canceled in the years 1942 and 1946 due to the World War II but resumed back in the year 1950. The 2018 FIFA World cup finals will be the 21st edition of the tournament taking place and Russia has been decided as the FIFA World Cup 2018 host.

2018 FIFA World Cup Logo

FIFA World Cup 2018 Logo

The official emblem for the FIFA World Cup 2018 was revealed by a group of three astronauts at the International Space Station on October 28th, 2014. The whole inspiration behind the FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Streaming logo was to provide the world with an insight into the rich artistic traditions and history prevalent in the host nation. The achievement Russia has achieved in Space was a major reason why the emblem was decided to launch at the Space Station. The shape of the 2018 FIFA world cup Logo includes the outline of the World Cup trophy with the use of red, blue and gold colors symbolizing the age-old art techniques from Russia.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Schedule, Fixtures, Timetable

The FIFA World Cup 2018 schedule is created in such a way that no league competition throughout the world is disrupted and all the best footballers in the world are able to represent their countries at the World Cup. The Timetable for the FIFA 2018 tournament was released back on 24th July 2015, however, the complete set of FIFA 2018 Schedule was not being able to make as teams were still qualifying for the tournament. The complete set of fixtures will be announced in December 2017 when the actual draw for the world cup 2018 will take place. The FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Streaming Starting date has been already decided with the first match taking place on June 14th, 2018 where the Hosts Russia will be one of the participating teams. The tournament will conclude on July 15th, 2018 with the final to be held in Petersburg.


2018 FIFA Football World Cup Group Stage

 

GROUP A: All Timings in European Standard Time

  GP W L D GF GA GD Pts
Russia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Saudi Arabia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Egypt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Uruguay 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Thursday June 14 Russia VS Saudi Arabia 10AM Luzhniki Stadium (Moscow)
Friday June 15 Egypt VS Uruguay 7AM Ekaterinburg Arena
Tuesday June 19 Russia VS Egypt 1PM Saint Petersburg Stadium
Wednesday June 20 Uruguay VS Saudi Arabia 10AM Rostov Arena
Monday June 25 Uruguay VS Russia 9AM Samara Arena
Monday June 25 Saudi Arabia VS Egypt 9AM Volgograd Arena

GROUP B

  GP W L D GF GA GD Pts
Portugal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Spain 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Morocco 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Iran 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Friday June 15 Morocco VS Iran 10AM Saint Petersburg Stadium
Friday June 15 Portugal VS Spain 1 PM Fisht Stadium (Sochi)
Wednesday June 20 Portugal VS Morocco 7 AM Luzhniki Stadium (Moscow)
Wednesday June 20 Iran VS Spain 1 PM Kazan Arena
Monday June 25 Spain VS Morocco 1 PM Kaliningrad Stadium
Monday June 25 Iran VS Portugal 1 PM Mordovia Arena (Saransk)

GROUP C

  GP W L D GF GA GD Pts
France 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Peru 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Denmark 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Saturday June 16 France VS Australia 5 AM Kazan Arena
Saturday June 16 Peru VS Denmark 11 AM Mordovia Arena (Saransk)
Tuesday June 21 France VS Peru 7 AM Ekaterinburg Arena
Tuesday June 21 Denmark VS Australia 10 AM Samara Arena
Thursday June 26 Denmark VS France 9 AM Luzhniki Stadium (Moscow)
Thursday June 26 Australia VS Peru 9 AM Fisht Stadium (Sochi)

GROUP D

  GP W L D GF GA GD Pts
Argentina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Iceland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Croatia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nigeria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Saturday June 16 Argentina VS Iceland 8AM Spartak Stadium (Moscow)
Saturday June 16 Croatia VS Nigeria 2PM Kaliningrad Stadium
Thursday June 21 Argentina VS Croatia 1PM Nizhny Novgorod Stadium
Friday June 22 Nigeria VS Iceland 1AM Volgograd Arena
Tuesday June 26 Nigeria VS Argentina 1PM Saint Petersburg Stadium
Tuesday June 26 Iceland VS Croatia 1PM Rostov Arena

GROUP E

  GP W L D GF GA GD Pts
Brazil 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Switzerland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Costa Rica 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Serbia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sunday June 17 Costa Rica VS Serbia 7AM Samara Arena
Sunday June 17 Brazil VS Switzerland 1PM Rostov Arena
Friday June 22 Brazil VS Costa Rica 7AM Saint Petersburg Stadium
Friday June 22 Serbia VS Switzerland 1PM Kaliningrad Stadium
Wednesday June 27 Serbia VS Brazil 1PM Spartak Stadium (Moscow)
Wednesday June 27 Switzerland VS Costa Rica 1PM Nizhny Novgorod Stadium

GROUP F

  GP W L D GF GA GD Pts
Germany 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mexico 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sweden 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Korea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Sunday June 17 Germany VS Mexico 10AM Luzhniki Stadium (Moscow)
Monday June 18 Sweden VS South Korea 7AM Nizhny Novgorod Stadium
Saturday June 23 Germany VS Sweden 10AM Fisht Stadium (Sochi)
Saturday June 23 South Korea VS Mexico 1PM Rostov Arena
Wednesday June 27 South Korea VS Germany 9AM Kazan Arena
Wednesday June 27 Mexico VS Sweden 9AM Ekaterinburg Arena

GROUP G

  GP W L D GF GA GD Pts
Belgium 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Panama 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tunisia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
England 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Monday June 18 Belgium VS Panama 10AM Fisht Stadium (Sochi)
Monday June 18 Tunisia VS England 1PM Volgograd Arena
Saturday June 23 Belgium VS Tunisia 7AM Spartak Stadium (Moscow)
Sunday June 24 England VS Panama 7AM Nizhny Novgorod Stadium
Thursday June 28 England VS Belgium 1PM Kaliningrad Stadium
Thursday June 28 Panama VS Tunisia 1PM Mordovia Arena (Saransk)

GROUP H

  GP W L D GF GA GD Pts
Poland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Senegal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Colombia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tuesday June 19 Poland VS Senegal 7AM Spartak Stadium (Moscow)
Tuesday June 19 Colombia VS Japan 10AM Mordovia Arena (Saransk)
Sunday June 24 Japan VS Senegal 10AM Ekaterinburg Arena
Sunday June 24 Poland VS Colombia 1PM Kazan Arena
Thursday June 28 Japan VS Poland 9AM Volgograd Arena
Thursday June 28 Senegal VS Colombia 9AM Samara Arena

ROUND OF 16

Saturday June 30 1C VS 2D 9AM Kazan Arena
Saturday June 30 1A VS 2B 1PM Fisht Stadium (Sochi)
Sunday July 1 1B VS 2A 9AM Luzhniki Stadium (Moscow)
Sunday July 1 1D VS 2C 1PM Nizhny Novgorod Stadium
Monday July 2 1E VS 2F 9AM Samara Arena
Monday July 2 1G VS 2H 1PM Rostov Arena
Tuesday July 3 1F VS 2E 9AM Saint Petersburg Stadium
Tuesday July 3 1H VS 2G 1PM Spartak Stadium (Moscow)

FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 QUARTERFINALS

Friday July 6 1A/2B VS 1C/2D 9AM Nizhny Novgorod Stadium
Friday, July 6 1E/2F VS 1G/2H 1PM Kazan Arena
Saturday, July 7 1F/2E VS 1H/2G 9AM Samara Arena
Saturday July 7 1B/2A VS 1D/2C 1PM Fisht Stadium (Sochi)

FIFA 2018 WORLD CUP SEMIFINALS

Tuesday, July 10 1A/2B/1C/2D VS 1E/2F/1G/2H 1PM Saint Petersburg Stadium
Wednesday July 11 1F/2E/1H/2G VS 1B/2A/1D/2C 1PM Luzhniki Stadium (Moscow)

FIFA 2018 THIRD-PLACE MATCH

Saturday July 14 3rd Place Match 9AM Saint Petersburg Stadium

FIFA 2018 FINALS

Sunday July 15 FIFA 2018 World Cup Final 10AM Luzhniki Stadium (Moscow)

FIFA World Cup 2018 Official TV Broadcasters

FIFA has managed to sell the broadcasting rights to a number of broadcasters across the world with the help of several companies. The official FIFA World Cup 2018 TV broadcasting rights have been sold to FOX FS1. The list of 2018 FIFA World Cup official broadcasters include:

  1. DirecTV in Argentina
  2. Globo, SporTV in Brazil
  3. beIN Sports in France
  4. ARD in Germany
  5. BBC in the United Kingdom
  6. FOX in the United States
  7. Sony Pictures Network in India

FIFA World Cup 2018 Official TV broadcasters

Additionally, to these major FIFA World Cup 2018 TV Broadcasters, FIFA has tied up with more broadcasters to ensure that the World Cup is televised live to all the countries of the world.

Nation FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Streaming Broadcasting Rights (Channels)
 Albania: RTSH
 Argentina: TyC Sports, DirecTV
 Armenia: ARMTV
 Australia: SBS, Optus Sport
 Austria: ORF
 Azerbaijan: İTV
 Bahamas: ZNS, DirecTV
 Belarus: BTRC
 Belgium: RTBF, VRT
 Bolivia: Unitel, DirecTV, Red Uno
 Bosnia & Herzegovina: BHRT
 Brazil: SporTV, Globo, FOX Sports
 Brunei: Astro
 Bulgaria: BNT
 Canada: RDS, CTV,  TSN
 Chile: TVN, Mega, Canal 13, DirecTV
 China: CCTV
 Colombia: RCN TV, Caracol TV,  DirecTV
 Costa Rica: Sky, Teletica,  Movistar
 Croatia: HRT
 Cyprus: CyBC
 Czech Republic: ČT
 Denmark: TV 2, DR
 Dominica: DirecTV, Sky
 Ecuador: DirecTV, RTS
 El Salvador: Sky, TCS
 Estonia: ERR
 Faroe Islands: DR
 France: beIN Sports, TF1
 Germany: ZDF, ARD
 Georgia: GPB
 Greenland: TV 2, DR
 Guatemala: Togo Sports, TV Azteca, Sky, Movistar
 Honduras: Sky, TVC,  Movistar
 Hong Kong: LeSports
 Hungary: MTVA
 Iceland: RÚV
 Ireland: RTÉ
 Israel: KAN
 Jamaica: DirecTV, TVJ
 Kosovo: RTK
 Latvia: LTV
 Liechtenstein: SRG SSR
 Lithuania: LRT
 Malaysia: Astro
 Malta: PBS
 Mexico: TV Azteca, televisa
 Moldova: TRM
 Montenegro: RTCG
 Myanmar: Sky Net
 Netherlands: NOS
 New Zealand: Sky Sport
 Nicaragua: Sky, Ratensa
 Norway: TV 2, NRK
 Panama: Corporación Medcom, Sky, Televisora Nacional
 Paraguay: DirecTV, TyC
 Peru: DirecTV, Latina
 Philippines: ABS-CBN
 Poland: TVP
 Portugal: RTP
 Romania: TVR
 Russia: Match TV
 Serbia: RTS
 Slovenia: RTVSLO
 South Africa: SuperSport, SABC
 South Korea: SBS
 Suriname: DirecTV, SCCN
 Sweden: TV 4, SVT
  Switzerland: SRG SSR
 Trinidad andTobago: DirecTV, CNC3
 Turkey: TRT
 Ukraine: UA:PBC
 United Kingdom: BBC, ITV
 United States: FOX, Telemundo
 Uruguay: Canal 10, Monte Carlo, TyC, Teledoce, DirecTV
 Venezuela: DirecTV, Venevisión

Fifa World Cup 2018 Live Radio Coverage

Nation FIFA World Cup 18 Radio Broadcasting Rights
 Albania: RTSH
 Australia: SBS
 Austria: ORF
 Belarus: BTRC
 Belgium: VRT, RTBF
 Bosnia & Herzegovina: BHRT
 Brazil: Rádio Gaúcha, Sistema Globo de Rádio, Rádio Bandeirantes, Rádio Itatiaia, Rádio Verdes Mares, Rádio Jovem Pan, Super Rádio Tupi
 Bulgaria: BNR
 Chile: Radio Bio-Bio, ADN Radio, UCV Radio, Radio Cooperativa
 Colombia: Blu Radio, Caracol Radio, RCN Radio
 Costa Rica: Radio Columbia, Teletica Radio, Radio Monumental
 Croatia: HRT
 Cyprus: CyBC
 Denmark: DR
 Estonia: ERR
 France: Radio France, RTL, Europe 1,  RMC
 Finland: Yle
 Georgia: GPB
 Germany: ARD
 Iceland: RÚV
 Ireland: RTÉ
 Israel: KAN
 Jamaica: RJR 94 FM
 Kosovo: RTK
 Liechtenstein: SRG SSR
 Lithuania: LT
 Macedonia: MRT
 Moldova: TeleRadio-Moldova
 Montenegro: RTCG
 Netherlands: NOS
 Norway: NRK
 Portugal: RTP
 Serbia: RTS
 Slovenia: RTVSLO
 South Africa: SABC
 South Korea: SBS
 Sweden: SR
  Switzerland: SRG SSR
 Turkey: TRT
 Ukraine: UA:PBC
 United Kingdom: BBC
 United States: Fútbol de Primera
 Uruguay: Sociedad Anonimas de Television y Radios, Radio Oriental, Radio Monte Carlo

 



 

2018 FIFA World Cup Sponsors

The sponsors of FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Streaming are a big reason to determine the success of the Tournament. The official list of FIFA Partners includes Adidas, Coca Cola, VISA, Hyundai, KIA Motors, Qatar Airways and Gazprom whereas the likes of VIVO, McDonalds, Hisense and Budweiser have joined in as the FIFA World Cup 2018 sponsors.


FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony 2018

The opening ceremony for any FIFA affiliated tournament is a grand affair and the opening ceremony for FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Streaming is said to be no different. The event will take place just before the start of the first match on June 14th but the list of celebrities has not been confirmed yet. The opening ceremony in the last edition of the world cup, held in Brazil, was a huge success due to the presence of World-renowned artists Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez performing at it and also the FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Streaming got too much popularity.

FIFA 2018 Theme Song

The World Theme Songs are one of the most-awaited things about the lead-up to the actual difference and the case with the FIFA World Cup theme song is no different. People are already speculating on which international singers will be a part of the theme song. In the last edition, Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez, and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte collaborated to provide us a very entertaining theme song in ‘We Are One’ and people are expecting a similar song this time around.

Stadiums in which 2018 FIFA Matches will be Hosted

There were major doubts on infrastructure when Russia was announced as the FIFA World Cup 2018 host. However, in the past 3 years, Russia has managed to build a number of World Class stadium venues and renovated the older grounds to ensure that there are no doubts on the country’s ability to organize such an event. After a lot of deliberation between the government of Russia and FIFA representatives, the number of FIFA World Cup 2018 Venue cities was decided to be 11 with a total number of 12 stadiums. The opening match of the World Cup 2018 will take place in the Luzhniki Stadium, situated in Moscow on 14th June with the final slated for July 15th also going to be held in the same stadium. You can get the FIFA Mobile Apps to view the scores as well.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Streaming Information

There are a number of ways where people can watch the FIFA World Cup 2018 Live TV, both online and offline. For offline viewing, people can tune into the channels as prescribed by the broadcasters in their respective countries while they can also find FIFA World Cup 2018 live streaming across various websites on the internet.

FIFA 2018 Live Scores

Currently, the internet is full of great football related websites which might be useful to check FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Streaming and Live Scores. Some of the most prominent websites are Whoscored, soccer24, goal, and ESPN. You can also download the mobile apps from these websites onto your smartphones to be never away from the live World Cup scores at any moment of time.

FIFA 2018 Prize Money

The FIFA World Cup 2018 prize money pool has been set at $400m. This represents a hike of 12% on the 2014 World Cup pool of $358m. The winners of the 2018 World Cup are set to take home a record $38m as prize money in comparison to Germany’s prize of $35m for winning the 2014 edition.

FIFA 2018 World Cup Winner Prediction, Astrology Predictions, Mascot

There are a number of top countries among all the qualified FIFA world cup 2018 teams and it would make for a very competitive tournament. While the tournament already lost Italy and Chile in the qualifying stage, there are still teams such as England, Spain, Brazil, Belgium, and Germany competing in the teams. Most people are of the opinion that Germany, France, and Brazil are the best teams going into the World Cup 2018 and have established them as firm favorites in their 2018 FIFA World Cup winner prediction but you cannot discount the 2010 World Cup champions Spain to emerge victorious at the tournament again.

FIFA 2018 World Cup Merchandise & Jerseys

The official merchandise for the 2018 FIFA World Cup can be bought from the official FIFA store. You can visit the store at www.store.FIFA.com and order your stuff from there. The store houses a number of great memorabilia items as well as merchandise and gifts related to the World Cup. You can also buy collectible items and arts from the store as well.

World Cup FIFA 2018 Closing Ceremony

The closing ceremony for the 2018 World Cup is slated to be held on the day of the final, 15th July. The ceremony will take place at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow and is expected to be a spectacular event. The celebrities scheduled to appear at the closing ceremony have not been confirmed yet but will be confirmed in the due course in the lead up to the tournament.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Tickets & Ticket Price

Before watching the FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Streaming, you can get the 2018 FIFA World Cup Tickets have gone on sale. The tickets for the opening ceremony and the first FIFA 2018 match have been booked by a lot of people. The people who are unable to book their seats can watch FIFA 2018 Direct TV from their home. They even buy FIFA World Cup tickets 2018 for other matches and watch them as per their comfort from the stadiums. The 2018 FIFA World cup tickets online booking can be done form the official website and can also be done by checking the FIFA world cup 2018 Ticket price from the sites and availing the best offers.

The Final Words

Russia has clearly shown the world that they are capable of hosting spectacular events in the past. And as the FIFA 2018 host, things won’t be any different. So the FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Streaming is going to be a truly spectacular event with all the top players such as Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar, Hazard and more expected to make the tournament a grand success. The FIFA world cup 2022 is hosted in Qatar.

 



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FIFA to Give 2018 World Cup Champion $38M From $400M Prize Fund

By ASSOCIATED PRESS October 27, 2017

KOLKATA, India (AP) – The 2018 World Cup champion will get $38 million from a prize fund FIFA has increased by 12 percent to $400 million.

FIFA said Friday that each of the 32 competing national federations in Russia will get at least $8 million, the same as in 2014 when the overall prize fund was $358 million.

Three years ago, World Cup champion Germany received $35 million and runner-up Argentina got $25 million. Next year, the runner-up will also get a $3 million increase to $28 million.


Following a meeting of the FIFA Council, the governing body said the third- and fourth-place teams will each get a $2 million increase to $24 million and $22 million, respectively. The quarterfinalists will each get $16 million, also a $2 million increase, and teams eliminated in the last 16 get a $3 million increase to $12 million.

The prize fund comes from World Cup revenues that FIFA has projected to exceed $5 billion despite stalled sales of sponsorships amid Swiss and American corruption investigations.

''Today the doors are open, the revenues come in and the revenues will exceed the budget certainly,'' FIFA President Gianni Infantino said.

Teams will also get $1.5 million from FIFA toward the costs of preparing for the tournament. That amount was the same in 2014.

FIFA also moved to unblock a $100 million fund from 2014 World Cup tournament revenues for host Brazil which has been frozen in fallout from corruption investigations.

FIFA promised the money in 2014 for ''women's and grassroots football, healthcare and social programs for underprivileged communities'' in Brazil.

The fund was agreed to with Brazilian soccer leaders Jose Maria Marin and Marco Polo del Nero, who have both been indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice in a sprawling bribery and racketeering case. Marin's trial begins in Brooklyn federal court next month, and Del Nero has remained in Brazil to evade arrest while still president of the national soccer body.

Infantino said Friday a new entity would run the fund, and projects should start to benefit the country by early next year.

Also, FIFA has ended a years-long attempt to bring soccer peace between the Israeli and Palestinian federations.

The talks, begun by Infantino predecessor Sepp Blatter, tried to resolve the issue of teams from Israeli settlements on disputed land playing in Israeli competitions in apparent breach of FIFA statutes.

''We see there where our limits unfortunately are,'' Infantino said, noting disputes in the region date back ''10,000 years.''

''Football is not going to solve them either, I am afraid,'' Infantino said.

Council members decided that ''interference by FIFA in the (soccer) status quo in these territories ... could have an aggravating effect on the current circumstances.''

In other decisions Friday:

- FIFA has made world champions of dozens of European and South American clubs. The council agreed to recognize winners of the Intercontinental Cup, played for from 1960-2004 between the European Cup and Copa Libertadores champions. However, in some years a runner-up represented its continent after the champion declined an invitation.

The Intercontinental Cup was formally replaced in 2005 by the Club World Cup for all continental champions. That competition's future is under review beyond the 2018 edition in Abu Dhabi.

- FIFA said that a review of its club, youth and women's competitions would report to the next council meeting, on March 15-16 in Bogota, Colombia.

Infantino hinted that an expanded Club World Cup is one option to replace the Confederations Cup, which is next due to be played in 2021.

''We would have to look at abolishing some competitions in order to add another one,'' Infantino said.

- Olympic team rosters could be larger at the 2020 Tokyo Games. Infantino said a squad of 18 players was too small for several games in a tournament running less than three weeks.

 

 

 

FIFA and Qatar announce joint venture to deliver 2022 FIFA World Cup™

05 Feb 2019


  • FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC will be responsible for the planning and delivery of operations and services for the tournament
  • LLC combines FIFA’s extensive tournament experience with Qatar’s own global event knowledge and nine years’ host country work already undertaken
  • Innovative model aims for greater efficiencies and control of event planning and delivery in order to ensure an optimum FIFA World Cup experience for all stakeholders

In line with the FIFA 2.0 vision and its objective to create an innovative model that streamlines the operational delivery of the FIFA World Cup, the creation of a joint venture that will be responsible for key aspects of the 2022 edition was announced in Doha today (Tuesday 5 February). FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC is a limited liability company incorporated by FIFA, which holds 51% of the shares, and the Qatar 2022 Local Organising Committee, which holds 49%, at the Qatar Financial Centre.

"Today we take a major step in the organisation of the biggest single-sport event in the world," said FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura, who is part of the nine-member management board that met for the first time today.

"Created in accordance with the FIFA President’s vision and together with our Qatari counterparts, the joint venture aims to reorganise the way we work at the operational front and avoid inefficiencies. I am convinced that this new approach to planning, delivery and legacy, always hand in hand with our colleagues based in Qatar, will help to ensure that the World Cup continues to be the most eagerly awaited event by billions of fans worldwide."

The management board is also composed of FIFA’s two Deputy Secretaries General, Zvonimir Boban and Alasdair Bell, FIFA’s Chief Tournaments & Events Officer, Colin Smith, and FIFA’s Chief Legal Officer, Emilio Garcia Silvero, as well as the LLC Chairman, H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi, LLC CEO, Nasser Al-Khater, the QFA Vice President Saoud Al-Mohannadi and the Chairman of the Operational Office and Vice Chairman of the Technical Operational Office of Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), Eng. Yasir Al Jamal.

H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi, said: “The formation of this new joint venture comes at a strategically important time on Qatar’s World Cup project, as we shift our focus from delivering stadiums, training pitches and the transportation required for 2022, to fan and player experience and event operations.

"I am confident that the combination of FIFA’s extensive tournament experience, and our own tactical experience and the nine years’ hard work already invested in the project, will ensure that the first FIFA World Cup in the Arab world is one of the best ever."

Besides Al Thawadi, who is also the Secretary General of the SC, FIFA’s Chief Tournaments & Events Officer Colin Smith has been named as Managing Director of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC. Nasser Al Khater, Chief of Tournament Readiness & Experience Group of the SC, will take up the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) position in the joint venture.

"The continuous growth and complexities of a FIFA World Cup and the need for integrated involvement of all key areas across a host country has made it clear that a more efficient and optimised operational structure is required – this is particularly the case in Qatar, given the unique and compact nature of the tournament in 2022 both in terms of the opportunities and challenges that come along with it," added Colin Smith.

Smith went on to say: "The Qatar-based joint venture that will plan and deliver the next FIFA World Cup will work together with FIFA in Zurich as one team and combine, at all levels, the event experience we have there with invaluable knowledge from our colleagues in Qatar. It is a very important step, which shows how FIFA and the hosts are working together to deliver a successful and memorable event."

Nasser Al Khater added: "Qatar’s World Cup project is entering its final phase and we’re all very pleased to launch this new organisation and collectively develop the best possible operational plans for 2022.

"In less than four years’ time, we will be welcoming the participating teams and over one million fans to Qatar for the world’s biggest single-sporting event. It is the work we do now which will ensure the experience we deliver is unlike anything previously witnessed at a tournament. I look forward to leading this innovative joint venture with FIFA and the work it will be undertaking in the years to come."

 



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