Qatari telecommunications provider Ooredoo has been unveiled as the latest national supporter of the upcoming Fifa Club World Cup, which kicks off in Doha this month.
Ooredoo will provide fixed-line telecommunications services at the stadia, ensuring reliable internet access for fans and members of the media.
Fifa’s director of marketing services, Jean-François Pathy, said: “Ooredoo has strong ties to football and sport in general, having supported a number of recent local sporting events.”
Ooredoo used its 5G network during the recent IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha. As a national partner of the event, Ooredoo provided connectivity in the main stadium and fan zones.
Waleed Al Sayed, Ooredoo Qatar’s chief executive, added: “Promoting sport and a healthy, active lifestyle is a key priority for us as part of our corporate social responsibility strategy – as is supporting our local community.”
The Club World Cup will run from December 11-21 and feature club teams from across the world, including Liverpool and Flamengo, the most recent winners of the top continental club competitions in Europe and South America, respectively.
The tournament will be held across three stadia. Internet technology company Alibaba Cloud is the event’s title sponsor, with five Fifa Partners also sponsoring the tournament – adidas, Coca-Cola, Wanda, Qatar Airways and Visa.