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Throughout the 12-year buildup to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, and the four spectacular weeks of the tournament itself, Qatar Foundation (QF) was at the heart of a nationwide effort to deliver amazing.

As a key supporter of the first FIFA World Cup™ in the Middle East, QF channeled its expertise, its values, its platforms, and its people into the preparations for the tournament, the welcome it would offer to people throughout the world…and the legacy it will create.

Through its programs, partnerships, and events, QF contributed to making the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ the most accessible edition of the sporting showpiece ever – from creating an accessibility guide for residents and visitors and training accessibility volunteers to providing audio description of the tournament’s matches for blind and partially sighted fans.

QF initiatives and opportunities empowered women and youth to embrace the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and the benefit that sport brings to their lives and their goals, such as through its Women and Girls Football Initiative and its partnership with FIFA partner Wanda Group that enabled young people from Qatar to be at the center of the World Cup experience.

Supporting the hosting of the tournament through its research and innovation efforts, championing sustainability, and catalyzing social progress through hosting events such as the Street Child World Cup 2022, QF also welcomed hundreds of thousands of fans to matches at the Education City Stadium, inviting them to experience inclusive, accessible performances and activities designed to educate as well as to be enjoyed. And its D’reesha Performing Arts Festival, held during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, brought Arab cultural heritage to a global audience.

While the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ may be over, its legacy will continue to unfold. Through its legacy strategy – the key themes of which are education and health; culture, heritage, and the Arabic language; and sustainability and innovation, with a focus on accessibility, volunteerism, STEM and invention learning, and regenerative education – QF will play its part again, this time in ensuring the tournament’s impact on Qatar endures for future generations.

We invite you to explore how QF contributed to making the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ an unforgettable experience for Qatar, the region, and the world – in Qatar Foundation’s World Cup Story.

  • QF’s Education City Fan Experience during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™  hosted 448 performances and welcomed 355,000 supporters.
  • Over 15,000 people attended QF’s D’reesha Performing Arts Festival, held during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.
  • QF led the recruitment of over 600 FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ volunteers.
  • 28 teams representing 25 countries participated in the Street Child World Cup 2022 at QF.
  • 300 young people from 37 countries attended the Generation Amazing Festival at QF.
  • 40 storytellers of 22 nationalities have participated in QF’s GOALS program.
  • 138 women and 86 girls have participated in QF’s Women and Girls Football Initiative.
  • Teachers in 12 countries – including 50 teachers in Qatar – have been trained in the FIFA Football for Schools Program through a partnership between FIFA, QF, and the Generation Amazing Foundation.
  • 267 QF youth have participated in the Wanda FIFA Flagbearers Program.
  • QF social media posts promoting its ‘Qatar Welcomes Palestine’ activations during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ received 4.5 million impressions.