8 reasons why FIFA World Cup in Qatar will be unique


Why is it special

First-time host, Qatar is set to organize a World Cup like no other, debuting several firsts that will thrill fans and travelers from overseas. A brief look at the developments that stands this FIFA WC apart.

First Techno Ball

Qatar’s World Cup ball, Al Rihla, which means journey in Arabic will be the first to feature connected ball technology. This will assist the match referees to improve the VAR system by providing unparalleled.

Semi Auto offside technology

12 dedicated tracking cameras mounted underneath the stadium roof will track the ball and feed offside alerts to the video match officials whenever a player is offside. FIFA’s latest advancement.

First World Cup in Winters

Unlike previous FIFA editions, Qatar’s intense desert climate forced a shift in football norms, moving the traditional FIFA World Cup summer schedule to winter for the first time in its history.

Electric Bus

The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy has stressed to all audiences that the country is on track to the carbon-neutral World Cup, which gets a major push through the electric bus fleet.

Compact Arrangement

Adding to the evolution of the country’s green efforts, Qatar’s compact distance will limit gas emissions. All the stadiums are within a 55-kilometer radius of the city to ensure a conducive environment.

Women's Refree

Japan’s Yoshimi Yamashita, France’s Stephanie Frappart, and Rwanda’s Salima Mukansanga are set to make history, becoming the first women to referee the men’s World Cup.

First World Cup in Middle East

Since winning the bid in 2010, Qatar’s World Cup has been notable for the region since it would be the first in the Arab world and the Middle East ever to host in the tournament’s history.

Mobile App for Players

Players will be provided with a digital application ahead of the forthcoming tournament, allowing them to access their performance statistics. All the players from the 32 teams can check on their progress.