Doha, 18 June 2023 - TOD has announced the launch of its four-part documentary, Qatar 2022, adding to its collection of sports-centric documentaries.
Qatar 2022 offers a glimpse into the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, hosted for the first time in the Arab world. Viewers will follow the historic journey through four episodes of never-before-seen backstage footage, player interactions, and exclusive messages from the organisers.
The series offers a close-up view of tournament organisers, Arab fans, and players through engaging narrative and imagery. The documentary provides an all-access ticket to the FIFA World Cup's inner workings and offers a distinctive viewpoint on the preparations, logistics, and behind-the-scenes activities of Qatar's Supreme Committee. It portrays the spirit of the competition and Qatar's hosting.
The series features notable figures from Qatar's organising committee. Nasser Al Khater, Chief Executive Officer FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, discussing the tournament's significance in the series, expressed: "We always said that this competition represented all Arabs.
And we were very keen to facilitate in all the spheres that we could the participation of people from the region." Chairman of the Qatar Supreme Committee's Operations Office, and Vice Chairman of the Technical Delivery Office Yasir Al-Jamal, said: "There were a lot of pressures, especially as the foreign media campaigns increased.
But we worked silently and with complete confidence that the team would be able to produce a World Cup that would honour the state of Qatar." Qatar 2022 features interviews with top players, coaching staff, and FIFA officials in addition to behind-the-scenes footage.
The interviews offer special perspectives on the teams' tactics and decision-making procedures. Viewers will better grasp how the competition affected the lives of those who participated. The series also emphasises the teams' and coaches' feelings of triumph and despair during the tournament, highlighting both their victories and the difficulties they overcame on the way to success.
The series also captures notable football figures expressing their views of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 experience: Arsene Wenger, FIFA's Chief of Global Football Development, said: "For me, an unbelievable experience." "I have met so many different fans from so many different countries, and everyone has been so excited about football being here, being part of this World Cup. I think it's been a very special one," David Beckham said.
Moroccan Achraf Hakimi emphasises the tournament's impact on the perception of Arab culture and commented: "It wasn't just for us. We were there with all the Arab world, but for much of Europe, the Americas, for everyone that went out there. They saw that Arab culture is not what they say it is, but what you experience firsthand.
The truth is that I am so proud, so happy with the World Cup and how it went. And now everybody is able to speak well of Arab countries." Reflecting on his lifelong dream, the Argentinian champions captain Lionel Messi said: "It was something amazing, wasn't it It was something so nice that I experienced. It is also difficult to explain because it is a lifelong dream that we made come true, that we can share with the people of Argentina." John Paul McKerlie, VP of Marketing and Sales at TOD, expressed the significance of the new documentary: "Commemorating six months to the FIFA World Cup, Qatar 2022 serves as a testament to the tournament's enduring legacy and its ability to unite nations through football.
The documentary offers an unparalleled opportunity to relive the excitement, drama, and sheer spectacle of the FIFA World Cup, all from the comfort of your own home, and on the screen of your choice."