The new logo was revealed across Qatar and internationally in Lebanon, Jordan, Milan, Paris, Kuwait, Iraq, and Rio de Janeiro
3 September 2019| Last updated on 5 September 2019
With a design inspired by the contour of the FIFA World Cup trophy
The official emblem of FIFA World Cup 2022 was revealed on Tuesday, September 3 as host country Qatar edges closer to the world's biggest and most renowned football event.
The grand unveiling took place in Doha, Qatar's capital city, at 8:22 PM local time (5:22 PM UTC) with thousands of residents witnessing the new logo projected onto a number of the nation's iconic landmarks - Burj Doha, Ministry of Interior, Katara Cultural Village Amphitheatre, Msheireb, Souq Waqif, and UNESCO world heritage site Al Zubarah Fort.
Elsewhere around the world, international fans saw images of the emblem on outdoor billboards and in famous locations including the New York Times Square, Arch of Peace in Milan, and other public spaces such as train stations in Rio de Janeiro and Paris.
Some of the world's best football athletes and best-known FIFA World Cup stars also took to social media to celebrate and share the logo's launch to millions of fans.
The FIFA World Cup 2022 emblem depicts Qatar's vision of a sports showcase that will connect and engage the entire world, with its design featuring elements inspired by local and regional Arab culture and football.
Using the colours of the Qatar flag, the white emblem draws inspiration from the shape of the World Cup trophy and it's set against a maroon background. The emblem depicts the number 8, alluding to the number of stadiums built for the 22nd edition of the international game.
According to FIFA, the design is also based on a traditional woollen shawl, reflecting a winter garment as well as the tournament being set in November and December 2022 to avoid the summer heat. Typically, the World Cup is played during June and July.
The font is a contemporary take on traditional Arabic calligraphy.