FIFA and the Local Organising Committee announced today that leading Qatari telecommunications company Ooredoo has become a National Supporter of the FIFA Club World Cup 2019™ presented by Alibaba Cloud.
A community-focused company, Ooredoo is guided by its vision of enriching people’s digital lives and its belief that it can stimulate human growth by leveraging communications to help people achieve their full potential. As a National Supporter, Ooredoo will provide fixed-line telecommunications services with world-class technology at the stadiums to enhance the spectator experience and ensure everyone stays connected, so match-goers can enjoy fast, reliable internet and top-quality voice calling.
Waleed Al Sayed, the Chief Executive Officer at Ooredoo Qatar, said of the event and sponsorship: “We are beyond proud to be working with FIFA to bring this incredible sporting event to Doha, consolidating yet again Qatar’s prominent position on the world sporting stage. 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 – and teaming up with FIFA for this prestigious event is an honour for Ooredoo. We look forward to seeing some fantastic football from some of the world’s top players, and wish all the teams the best of luck.”
FIFA Director of Marketing Services Jean-François Pathy added: “Ooredoo has strong ties to football and sport in general, having supported a number of recent local sporting events. We’re thrilled that it will be bringing its expertise and enthusiasm to the FIFA Club World Cup. Companies like Ooredoo are essential for the successful delivery of the tournament.”
The FIFA Club World Cup 2019 will take place from 11 to 21 December and feature seven of the world’s top teams competing for the highest honour in global club football. The full match schedule can be found here. Fans wishing to see the action live can apply for tickets exclusively via FIFA.com/tickets.