Posted on December 14, 2019

FIFA Partner Wanda’s FIFA Flag Bearer Programme, which provides inspirational moments for youth, kicked off with six young people from Qatar Foundation’s sport and community programs participating as flag bearers in the opening game of the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019™ at Jassim bin Hamad Stadium.

Their involvement in the Wanda FIFA Flag Bearers program is part of an ongoing partnership between Qatar Foundation (QF) and the Wanda Group – an official global partner of world football’s governing body FIFA, aimed at inspiring the next generation of football fans and players in Qatar, China and all over the world. One of the participants, 12-year-old Yusif Saad, said: "It was really fun and exciting. It wasn’t scary at all – it was really cool. But holding up the flag was really hard. It was probably the best day of my life in Qatar.”

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Featuring seven teams from around the world, the first game of the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019™ saw Qatar’s Al-Sadd Sports Club beat Hienghène Sport 3-1. The second round, taking place on December 14, will see Al Hilal FC go head-to-head against Espérance Sportive De Tunis, while Monterrey face Al-Sadd Sports Club. The tournament, which also includes European champions Liverpool FC, will conclude on December 21.

On December 14, a further 12 QF youth ambassadors will participate in the double-header.

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