A number of dignitaries from Qatar and abroad hailed the launch of the 2022 World Cup emblem on Tursday.

HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad al-Thani, President of Qatar Olympic Committee; HE the Deputy Prime and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani; and HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad al-Thani, Chairperson of Qatar Museums, were among those who tweeted in Arabic, while eminent international sportspersons like Kaka, Marcelo and Iker Casillas, etc, also marked the occasion with tweets in their native languages.

Following are some of the tweets in English:

* HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani:

We are proud to unveil the FIFA World Cup #Qatar2022 official emblem across the globe. We are excited to reveal an emblem representing our Arab & Qatari identity. I thank everyone for their great efforts in making the World Cup in Doha a pride for all Arabs.

* HE the Permanent Representative of Qatar to the United Nations Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif al-Thani:

We are beyond excited for the digital unveiling of The Official Emblem of the FIFA World Cup #Qatar2022 at #timesquare in #NYC and all around the world today. Let’s celebrate, inspire & amaze

* Hassan al-Thawadi, Secretary-General, Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy:

This evening marks another important step in our journey toward hosting the first FIFA World Cup to be held in the Middle East and the Arab World. Our dream is becoming a reality.

* Cafu, former Brazilian footballer and World Cup winner:

A beautiful emblem which showcases the culture of Qatar and the region. I’m excited to be part of this project and can’t wait to see Brazil team take to the field in 2022!