The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ official countdown clock, powered by Hublot, was unveiled on Sunday 21 November at Doha’s picturesque Corniche Fishing Spot, marking one year to go to the big kick-off, according to FIFA.
The striking timepiece was revealed to fans worldwide who tuned in live to ‘Join the Beat’ via FIFA’s YouTube channel and Qatar2022.qa, and begin the one-year countdown in unison with 150 guests at the special event in Qatar.
The elegant curves of the Countdown Clock were inspired by the unbroken loop of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ emblem and the ancient timekeeping tool of the hourglass, both reflecting the interconnected nature of the event. The structure is designed to be seen from any angle and reflect the amazing view of the city skyline behind it.
The Countdown Clock will drive anticipation as it ticks down through every hour, minute and second to the opening game at Al Bayt Stadium on Monday 21 November 2022.
In addition to the reveal, special guests including Hublot Friend of the Brand and FIFA World Cup 1998™ winner Marcel Desailly, Sami Trabelsi, head coach of Qatar Stars League’s Al-Sailiya and Adel Khamis, Qatar Legacy Ambassador, took the stage under a sky filled with captivating aerial drone displays and digital fireworks.