Qatar broadcasts 22 World Cup matches free of charge to celebrate the first World Cup in the Arab world

Qatari (beIN) Media Group announced yesterday, Saturday, its intention to broadcast 22 of the 64 matches free of charge as part of the FIFA Qatar 2022 World Cup on the beIN Sports channel, open in the Middle East and North Africa.

The group added, in a statement on its website yesterday, that the move comes in celebration of the first edition of the tournament hosted by the Arab world, indicating that the free broadcast will start with the opening match that will be held today, Sunday, at Al-Bayt Stadium, between the host country Qatar and Ecuador.

The statement argued that this allows millions of football fans and families in the 24 countries of the region to enjoy the enthusiastic games, during the upcoming tournament, which will be launched for the first time in their region, for which BeIN Sports is the official and exclusive broadcaster and plays a pivotal role in highlighting it globally.

The statement quoted the CEO of (beIN) Middle East and North Africa, Muhammad Al-Subaie, as saying, “We are pleased to be able to broadcast the most prominent matches for free, so that the fans who are passionate about football in the region can watch them, in celebration of the holding of the famous tournament in the Arab world.”

Al-Subaie added, “Since we became the official broadcaster of the World Cup in Qatar, we have been keen to invest all available opportunities to allow the largest possible audience in the region to watch the tournament’s matches.

The world’s largest football event hosted by Qatar will start from today, Sunday, and will continue until December 18, with the participation of 32 teams, with expectations that about 1.5 million fans will flock to Qatar from all over the world, and that the World Cup matches will be watched by about 3 billion people.

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