Qatari telecommunications company Ooredoo will provide fix-line mobile services for this month’s 2019 FIFA Club World Cup to ensure its three stadia have top-level internet and voice calling capabilities.

Under the agreement, Ooredoo has become a national supporter of the tournament, which will be hosted in Qatar between December 11 and 21.

Waleed Al Sayed, the chief executive at Ooredoo Qatar, said: “We are beyond proud to be working with FIFA to bring this incredible sporting event to Doha, consolidating yet again Qatar’s prominent position on the world sporting stage.

“Promoting sport and a healthy, active lifestyle is a key priority for us as part of our corporate social responsibility strategy – as is supporting our local community – and teaming up with FIFA for this prestigious event is an honour for Ooredoo. We look forward to seeing some fantastic football from some of the world’s top players, and wish all the teams the best of luck.”

The event, which is a precursor to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, will be held across three stadiums in Doha, including the 15,000-capacity Jassim bin Hamad Stadium, the 40,000-capacity Khalifa International Stadium, and the newly built 45,450-seat Education City Stadium, which will host the final match.

FIFA director of marketing services Jean-François Pathy added: “Ooredoo has strong ties to football and sport in general, having supported a number of recent local sporting events. We’re thrilled that it will be bringing its expertise and enthusiasm to the FIFA Club World Cup. Companies like Ooredoo are essential for the successful delivery of the tournament.”

Earlier this week, it was announced that The Look Company (TLC) will provide stadium signage and branding in and around host venues.

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