The sports channel will broadcast programmes, documentaries, and special interviews to mark the next milestone on the Road to Qatar 2022.
BeIN Sports will exclusively broadcast live programming to mark the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Final Draw on Friday, April 1, across the MENA region.
BeIN will showcase an extensive bouquet of original programming and exclusive interviews on both its Arabic and English channels pre- and post-event.
Commenting on beIN’s FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Final Draw coverage, Mohammed Al-Bader, Managing Director of beIN Channels, MENA, said: “As the official broadcaster of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022T in MENA, so much of our efforts at beIN have been leading up to this truly pivotal moment and, ultimately, the world’s most prestigious tournament. As we reach the final stages of our preparations, we are tremendously proud to sit at the very centre of this historic occasion. Our considerable content offering, thus far, on the Road to Qatar 2022 – including showcasing international qualifiers, original programming, and much more – highlights our unwavering commitment and capabilities.”
BeIN Sports’ Arabic coverage of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Final Draw commences at 13:00 MECCA live and direct from beIN’s MENA studios and will air across four Arabic channels, including the beIN Sports News Channel, beIN Sports 1, beIN Sports Premium 1, and the dedicated 4K channel. BeIN’s presenters, including Mohammed Saddon Al-Kuwari, Abdulaziz Al-Nasr, Tareq Al-Hamed, Abdullah Ali, will be covering all the action live.
FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 favourites – including Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, and Frenkie de Jong – will be analysed during The Stars (14:00 MECCA); viewers will be invited to reminisce on past tournaments through The Most Amazing Moments from the FIFA World Cup (14:45 MECCA); between 15:00-16:00 MECCA, beIN will take a closer look at the Arab national teams set to take part in the first FIFA World Cup in the region, with The Arabic Teams and The Most Amazing Moments of Arabic Teams; and much more.
The green carpet event will begin at 17:00 MECCA, with the live draw event commencing at 19:00 MECCA from the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC). During this segment, beIN Sports will provide viewers with minute-by-minute coverage and behind-the-scenes footage live from the host nation.
A recap of the historic occasion will then be broadcast during the Evening Show, hosted by beIN Sports top analysts and presenters.
On its free-to-air channel, beIN Sports has planned a curated list of exclusive content, including the full Welcome to Qatar and The Venue series, that showcases the country’s preparations for the upcoming international tournament, providing a behind-the-scenes glimpse at its world-class stadiums and facilities, and highlighting the tourist attractions available for visitors to explore.
BeIN Sports English 1 will broadcast 24 hours of FIFA World Cup content to mark the occasion on Friday – showcasing a combination of FIFA World Cup films, original programmes, exclusive interviews, and more.
Other shows include My World Cup (14:00 MECCA), where international footballers will share their greatest memories, World Cup Heroes (15:00 MECCA), where guests will talk about their FIFA World Cup heroes throughout the years – from Pele to Johan Cruyff and Diego Maradona to Zinedine Zidane, and World Cup Moments (16:00 MECCA), where guests discuss historical moments.
The coverage of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Final Draw will then go live at 17:00 on the Arabic channels, with reporters and VIP guests on-site. A post-show segment commencing at 21:00 MECCA will be brought to viewers’ screens from a dedicated beIN studio.
The English coverage will continue long after the Final Draw, with beIN Sports’ presenters Nicky Crosby and Aarran Summers will take viewers on a tour around some of Qatar’s iconic locations in Postcard from Qatar from 22:00 MECCA. Lastly, at 22:30 MECCA, beIN Sports will broadcast an exclusive interview with England national team manager Gareth Southgate during the special Gareth Southgate: In Conversation show.