calendar_today October 21, 2022

SC meets fans in Argentina and Mexico as build-up to Qatar 2022 continues

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Latin American supporters are busy finalising their trips to the first FIFA World Cup™ in the Middle East and Arab world

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Argentina fans

With under a month to go before the big kick-off, the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) met with fans in Argentina and Mexico to help them finalise their trips to Qatar for the first FIFA World Cup™ in the Middle East and Arab world.

Hundreds of fans attended events in Buenos Aires and Mexico City – which provided an important opportunity to learn about key topics related to the tournament, including tickets, accommodation, the mandatory Hayya Card, entertainment and transport.

Among the dignitaries in attendance were H.E. Mohammed Al Kuwari, Ambassador of Qatar to Mexico, and H.E. Battal bin Meajeb Al Dosari, Ambassador of Qatar to Argentina. FIFA World Cup™ Ambassador Luis Hernandez also attended the fan event in Mexico City.

“These events help to build excitement and answer any questions fans may have ahead of their visit to Qatar,” said Najwa Al Thani, the SC’s Director of Corporate Communications. “It was wonderful to meet fans from both Argentina and Mexico – they are all incredibly excited to visit Qatar and sample the unique World Cup our country will host. We thank the Qatari missions in both countries for their support in organising these events.”

Mexico fan event

Also present were members of the SC’s Fan Leader Network – a community of 400 fans and influencers from 60 countries. Group members have contributed to tournament planning through fan insight, research, content creation and message amplification, with a number attending milestone events in the lead-up to the World Cup.

“It was a great pleasure to meet fans in Argentina and Mexico with the tournament just around the corner,” said Ahsan Mansoor, the SC’s Director of Fan Engagement. “These two countries have some of the most passionate and committed fans in the world and we cannot wait to see them showcase their love for the game at our amazing stadiums and entertainment areas.”

With Argentina and Mexico drawn in Group C, fans of both teams are already preparing their match days around Lusail Stadium and Stadium 974. The nations will go head-to-head on 26 November at the 80,000-capacity Lusail Stadium.

To learn more about the SC’s Fan Leader Network, email [email protected].

Fans interested in attending Qatar 2022 should click here for the latest tickets, accommodation and Hayya Card information.