- Qatar 2022 showcased in Russia
- Insight into next World Cup for fans in Moscow and Saint Petersburg
- High quality World Cup memorabilia on display
The Qatar @roadto2022 Exhibition at the historic GUM department store in Moscow is now open.
Located on the ground floor of the store, the free attraction offers visitors a fascinating trip through football history, with memorabilia including match-worn shirts from legends such as Pele, Diego Maradona and Xavi Hernandez, along with mascots and official balls from past tournaments.
In addition, the exhibition showcases Qatar’s plans for the next edition of the tournament in 2022, while celebrating the country’s football history, including the comprehensive FIFA World Cup™ tickets collection of Qatari collector Mohammed Abdulatif.
Lana Kayed, the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy’s (SC) Head of Art & Culture, organised the exhibition.
“The objective of the exhibition is to engage with football fans in Russia and introduce them to Qatar’s preparations for the World Cup,” said Kayed. “We want to showcase the passion for football in Qatar and highlight football’s unique ability to unite people of all cultures and backgrounds.”
In addition to viewing memorabilia, visitors to the exhibition are given the chance to record a personal message for the people of Qatar. They can also view sculptures created especially for the exhibition by leading Qatari and Russian artists.
The exhibition is open from 10:00am to 10:00pm every day until Sunday 15 July. The Qatar @roadto2022 Exhibition is one of several installations organised by the SC during the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Majlis Qatar and Elements Qatar are attracting hundreds of visitors a day in Gorky Park, while the Qatar-Russia portals are giving people a glimpse of life in the two countries.
Author: Nancy Parker
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