Qatar Airways, an official partner and the official airline of FIFA, has congratulated the winners of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019 that saw Ukraine beat South Korea in a thrilling final match that took place in Lodz, Poland, on June 15.
Medals and individual player awards were presented by Qatar Airways cabin crew.
The U-20 World Cup 2019 is the first FIFA tournament hosted by Poland; the country has hosted UEFA international football events in the past, including the UEFA Euro 2012 with Ukraine and the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.
Qatar Airways Group chief executive HE Akbar al-Baker said, “Qatar Airways extends its warmest congratulations to Ukraine, the winner of the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup, on their fantastic victory on Saturday. The FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019 has concluded on an exciting note, as fans from around the world gathered in Poland to celebrate their love of football. The under-20 team players are the future of football, and are instrumental in bringing different people and countries together in the spirit of unity and global sportsmanship. As an official partner and the official airline of FIFA, we are delighted to support this incredible tournament that showcases the talent of the future of football.
“We are also delighted to be bringing fans from all around the world to France to witness the most exciting event on the women’s sports calendar – the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019. As an airline, we believe strongly in the power of sports in bringing people together, and continuously seek to engage with premier sporting teams and events around the world.”
In May 2017, the award-winning airline announced its sponsorship deal with FIFA, which saw it become an official partner and the official airline of FIFA until 2022. The agreement also sees Qatar Airways become the official airline partner of the FIFA Club World Cup, the FIFA U-20 World Cup, the FIFA U-17 World Cup, the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, the FIFA Futsal World Cup, the FIFA eWorld Cup and the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
The airline’s partnership with FIFA builds on its existing sponsorship strategy with premier sporting clubs around the world, according to a press statement. In 2018, Qatar Airways signed a five-year partnership agreement with leading German football team FC Bayern München AG, making the award-winning airline an FC Bayern München platinum partner until June 2023.
The airline also recently revealed multi-year sponsorship agreements with Italian football club AS Roma, for which it will become the official jersey sponsor through the 2020-21 season; and with Argentinian football club Boca Juniors, for which it will become the official jersey sponsor through the 2021-22 season.