The upcoming coverage of the Women’s World Cup in Brazil is set to make history, with all matches of the Brazilian national team being broadcast on free-to-air TV. Additionally, viewers can follow all 64 competition matches through pay TV and online streaming. Although the Women’s World Cup, created by FIFA in 1991, is now in its ninth edition, this will only be the third time that matches will be televised live in Brazil. Continue reading
After four weeks, 64 games and more than a decade of controversy, Argentina has won the Fifa men’s World Cup in Qatar. And as Lionel Messi and his teammates celebrate victory over France, another competition has also reached its conclusion – the battle for “soft power”.
Qatar Creates and CR Runway announce further details surrounding the world’s biggest fashion show, Qatar Fashion United by CR Runway, including Post Malone as the highly anticipated headline performer. The global superstar, singer, songwriter, and record producer’s first-ever Qatar concert will take centerstage as the final act of the ground-breaking fashion show taking place on December 16, between the semifinal and final matches at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. The historic event will showcase more than 150 designers from 6 continents and 50 countries presented in front of 25,000 spectators at the center of the Ras Abu Aboud 974 Stadium – the first football stadium in the world to be constructed with shipping containers that can be disassembled and reused following the tournament. Continue reading
Qatar Creates and CR Runway today announced details for the world’s biggest fashion show, Qatar Fashion United by CR Runway, taking place between the semifinal and final matches at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ on December 16. Highlighting the intersection of fashion, culture, music, and sports, this history-making global showcase will feature works by more than 150 designers from 6 continents and 50 countries presented in front of 25,000 spectators at the center of the Ras Abu Aboud 974 Stadium. Continue reading
The 2022 men’s World Cup host nation Qatar is known for its human rights abuses relating to women, migrant workers and those from the LGBTQ+ community. Same sex relationships in Qatar are illegal and punishable by up to seven years in prison. As Qatar is hosting one of the most popular global sporting events, these human rights abuses are now under scrutiny on the world stage.
Ticket sales for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ are approaching 3 million as the countdown continues to the first edition of the tournament in the Middle East and Arab world, which will get underway at Al Bayt Stadium on 20 November. Continue reading
Published: September 27, 2022 | Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Isobel Archer is the Gulf Programme Manager at the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre.
Today is International Tourism Day and David Beckham’s latest glossy video promo for Qatar Tourism, which is being heavily promoted by the forthcoming World Cup hosts, will likely make it into one of your social feeds.
In it, Doha appears shining and luxurious; endless glass skyscrapers, hotels, parks and plazas form the horizon as Beckham tours the souqs and riviera. Continue reading