Posted on March 24, 2015

Ooredoo will be the official Platinum Sponsor for the 2015 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Asian Qualifier, which starts on Monday, 23 March 2015.

The event, which runs until 28 March, will bring more than 2,000 fans to Katara Beach in Qatar, to see 14 nations compete in the exciting competition. At stake are three Asian Football Confederation places for the 2015 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Portugal this July. As official Platinum Sponsor, Ooredoo will offer high-speed Wi-fi connectivity during the event for fans and the media on its bigger and faster network. In addition, the company will organise a special Fan Zone, with a wide range of surprises on offer during the tournament.

Ooredoo named official Platinum 2 [].jpgSheikh Saud Bin Nasser Al Thani, Chief Executive Officer, Ooredoo Qatar, said: “Ooredoo has a long history of supporting sporting activities nationally and internationally, and we are proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Asian Qualifiers. This event will give Ooredoo the chance to show – once again – our capacity for offering world class communications at international events, as well as providing a showcase for Qatar’s ability to host major sporting events in the run-up to the 2022 FIFA World Cup. We wish all the teams taking part the best of luck.”

Hassan Al Thawadi (pictured), Secretary General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), said: “We are proud to welcome Ooredoo as our partners for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2015 – AFC Qualifier Qatar. Their support and sponsorship ensures that every fan will be able to spread the word and share in what is sure to be another successful international sports event in Doha. Furthermore, this sponsorship underlines Ooredoo’s continued commitment to sport and the role it plays within Qatar.”

Beach soccer was born in Rio de Janeiro and is now played around the world, with five players on each side. Qatar last hosted the event in 2013 and this year’s competition is set to be bigger than ever, with a free-to-enter Fan Zone open for the first time. This is the latest in a series of Ooredoo promotions and activities built around sports events in 2015.  Customers can look out for more sponsorships, events and giveaways by following Ooredoo’s social media pages.

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