As the host country officially starts the one-year countdown, beIN reporters will be live from Doha's Corniche.
BeIN Media Group and BeIN Sports – the official broadcaster of next year’s FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region – have announced a full day of sports and entertainment programming to celebrate the significant one-year-to-go World Cup milestone that falls on November 21, 2021.
The one-year-to-go milestone festivities will commence early from midnight (00:00 MECCA) on November 21 over on the beIN Sports Channel for a full 24 hours of celebrations. Coverage will include everything from local, regional and global reaction plus the entertainment content, documentaries, and the star-studded unveiling of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 official countdown clock, live from Doha’s Corniche.
BeIN Sports will also have extensive digital coverage throughout the day across all its social media platforms, including the launching of a celebratory social media competition for their followers and subscribers on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
Commenting about the one-year-to-go milestone, Mohammed Al-Bader, Managing Director of beIN Channels, said: “The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 will be the greatest football show on earth and beIN could not be prouder to be the tournament’s official broadcaster across all 24 countries of MENA. beIN’s subscribers and viewers can look forward to many unforgettable sports and entertainment moments to come, as we continue to prepare to bring the most prestigious sporting on the planet to life. We have an incredible 24-hour line-up of news, reaction and special programmes, as well as a social media competition, to appeal to all our audiences across the region. We invite you all to join beIN – and the world – for this next milestone on the Road to Qatar 2022.”
Broadcasting the red-carpet event to its millions of subscribers and viewers across the MENA region, beIN reporters will be live on the ground at Doha’s Corniche as the host country officially starts the one-year timer.
FIFA World Cup fans can watch the latest installment of Welcome to Qatar, beIN’s exclusive celebratory highlights programme, on the beIN Sports Channel from 21:30 MECCA. In this eighth episode, Brazilian football stars Julio Cesar and Adlene Guedioura explore the picturesque desert and shore scape of Sealine, located in the very south of Qatar.
Coverage of the European leagues will also still be in full swing for the day across its other sports channels. Viewers can tune into beIN Sports Premium 1 for the regular Sunday Studio featuring the English Premier League’s Manchester City vs. Everton (17:00 MECCA) and Tottenham vs. Leeds United (19:30 MECCA), and Ligue 1’s Lyon vs. Marseille game (22:45 MECCA).
Sports entertainment enthusiasts can access some of the football frenzy over on beIN’s dedicated entertainment channels and platforms. The United Way – a riveting documentary about the history of Manchester United, using never-seen-before footage and starring David Beckham and other legends – is available to purchase on beIN ON DEMAND. The global broadcaster is also giving viewers the chance to brush up on their football history, with 15 FIFA World Cup documentaries to watch, including 12 Official FIFA Film: The Story of the FIFA World Cup titles, Qatar Ready: 1,000 Days to Go, Al Janoub Stadium, and FIFA President Gianni Infantino Special Interview.