Organising the historic FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 represents an ideal opportunity to highlight the capabilities and traditions of Qatar and the Arab world.
Qatar, as a representative of the Arab world and the region as a whole, looks forward to holding the global event for the first time in the Middle East and aims to invest the popularity of football for good, not only at the sporting level, but at various levels that would benefit the country, the Arab region, and the whole world.
To accomplish this objective, the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC), responsible for implementing the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 infrastructure projects, has chosen a number of stars of game in Qatar, the Arab region and the world as ambassadors of the committee, to participate in spreading the vision and ambitions of Qatar in organising the event, along with other efforts taking place to promote the global championship.
The committee has split the ambassadors into a group of Qatari and Arab ambassadors, and international ones.
They are: Qatari players Khalid Salman, Mubarak Mustafa, Ibrahim Khalfan, Adel Khamis, Ahmed Khalil and Mohamed Saadoun al-Kuwari, Oman's Ali al-Habsi, Egypt's Mohamed Aboutrika and Wael Jumaa, and Iraq's Younis Mahmoud.

Xavi Hernandez

Five stars were chosen as global ambassadors. They are: Xavi Hernandez, Brazil's Cafu, The Netherlands' Ronald de Boer, Cameroon's Samuel Eto'o, and Australia's Tim Cahill.
The selection of ambassadors of the Qatar World Cup was very meticulous, as these legends with a history of achievements in the world of football, will help support the preparations for hosting an exceptional and unprecedented edition of the World Cup (21 editions) since its launch in 1930.

Brazil's Cafu

The ambassadors' will contribute to the success of the event by playing their role in building bridges of communication between Qatar, the Arab region and the world as a whole and spreading the vision about the championship.
Qatar has achieved great success in its ability to set up the infrastructure for the tournament in record time, equipping eight World Cup stadiums as per special specifications and standards and providing a transport network that will help move and transport fans during the tournament in an efficient manner.

The Netherlands' Ronald de Boer

Some of the ambassadors have recently participated in promotional campaigns for the stadiums with fan leaders of the qualified teams. Some of also participated in promotional tours of the tournament locally and abroad, the last of which was in Lebanon. They are set to tour 54 countries carrying the World Cup trophy, which weighs 6.175kg in gold.
The ambassadors will add more success to the preparations for the the historic tournament, being held for the first time in the Arab world and the Middle East. The ambassadors will invest their experience, achievements and stardom in playing their role in order to bring about the positive change, which will be beneficial in terms of introducing everything related to the culture, legacy and history of the Qatari and Arab society as a whole and its dealing with global events.

Cameroon's Samuel Eto'o

The bio for each of the 15 players can be summarised as follows:
Khalid Salman is one of the stars of Qatar who excelled in various tournaments locally and abroad with his Al Sadd team and Qatari national team. He was honoured with many titles, the most important of which was his leadership of the Al Sadd team helping to win the AFC Champions League title in 1989, the first Arab team to win the title. He also contributed to the qualification of the Qatar's national team to the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.

Australia's Tim Cahill

One of the most prominent tournaments he played for was the Qatar youth national team, which qualified for the 1981 Youth World Cup finals in Australia. He excelled in the tournament, especially against the Brazilian national team in the quarterfinals, where he scored three goals and contributed to the Qatari team reaching the final of the tournament. The team came close to being crowned with the world title had it not been for losing to the German national team in a difficult confrontation marred by heavy rains.
Mubarak Mustafa was one of the best former stars of Qatar. He stood out at the Arab Club for his contributions to the team and was in the national team that lifted the Gulf Cup twice. He was honoured with the title of top scorer and the best player in the 1992 Gulf edition, and finished his career, scoring 34 goals for the Qatari national team. He was one of the few stars who distinguished himself by scoring goals in various competitions.