With the conclusion of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar and Argentina winning the world title after the most magnificent organization in the history of the World Cup, memories and scenes remained that will not be erased from the memory of football fans for years to come.

The tournament was full of fun events that ignited the enthusiasm of the broad masses and created scenes that might be seen for the first time, starting with the exit of Germany and the crying of international stars such as Ronaldo and Neymar, passing through the miracle that Morocco made by reaching the semi-finals, up to the Argentine Messi wearing the Qatari bischt in a picture that was the best conclusion For a special World Cup.

The hosting of an Arab Muslim country for the most prominent football event in the world is an exceptional event by all standards, and it carries in itself a snapshot that will remain stuck in the minds over the years, and it also contributed to changing the stereotype about Arabs and developing countries.

The following report reviews the most prominent scenes, footage, and situations that marked the Qatar World Cup 2022 (November 20-December 18, 2022).

Quranic verses

The recitation of the Noble Qur’an in the opening match, with the voice of the young Qatari Ghanem Al-Muftah, accompanied by international actor Morgan Freeman, drew a wonderful and exceptional scene that had not been witnessed in any previous tournament, as it clearly showed the historical and geographical context of the host country and the Arab peoples behind it.

Saudi victory and Germany exit

Surprises followed after that, as the Saudi team caused a shock in the stadiums when it defeated Argentina - under the leadership of Lionel Messi - with two goals, so that the match marked the start of a football tournament entitled "Turning the Tables".

Then came the exit of the German national team from the group stage to shock the soccer fans, in the World Cup that violated expectations and witnessed the defeat of the camp of the superior teams in football in favor of teams that were not known on the scene with their strength.

The rise of Morocco

The big surprise was the meteoric rise of the Atlas Lions at the expense of strong teams such as Spain and Portugal, where the "Brazil Europe" team was resoundingly defeated by the Moroccan team.

And the world saw how the world star Cristiano Ronaldo left the stadium crying in moments captured by the photographers' lenses, in a difficult, cruel and completely unexpected scene.

Women's arbitration

The Qatar World Cup also came to break expectations and rules, including the participation of Stephanie Frappart to be the first woman to run a match in the men's World Cup, in a move that caused widespread controversy in football circles, but it remains a clear imprint in the World Cup of surprises.

France's loss

In the World Cup final, Argentina and France played an exciting and exciting match that fans around the world enjoyed, but the roosters returned with nostalgia to their land after being defeated by a penalty shootout and the cup went to tango dancers.

The heartbreak was evident on the faces of the French players, who hoped to carry the cup again after the 2018 edition in Russia, in which they won the title.

Definition of Islam

In a unique event, one of the cultural centers of the Qatari Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs launched an initiative to introduce Islam to World Cup fans by distributing materials translated into several languages.

These efforts extended to introducing fans to Islam, through murals and mobile phone applications, to be innovative tools that keep pace with the current circumstance and contribute to spreading Islam and introducing non-Muslims to its teachings.

These efforts contributed to changing preconceived notions about Muslims for the masses who came from all over the world to watch the World Cup.

Ghutra and headband

The World Cup in Qatar was a title of hospitality and hospitality, as many fans were seen getting acquainted with Qatari and Arab customs, and even trying to try some of them, such as wearing a ghutra and headband, with the volunteering and assistance of Qataris and residents.

The reasons for the fans’ purchase of the ghutra and headband varied, as some of them bought them to protect their heads from the sun, and others wanted to make them a souvenir of the 2022 World Cup after returning to their countries.

The mothers of the Moroccan national team players, the stars of royal honor https://t.co/FmZX50IeY1

- Al Jazeera Mubasher (@ajmubasher) December 21, 2022

Mothers of Atlas Lions

As for the scene of the Moroccan national team players celebrating with their mothers after each victory against a competing team, it is an event that attracted the attention of many, and may not have been witnessed in previous tournaments, especially as it coincided with Morocco's victory over giant European teams well-known in the world of the round witch.

Messi wears a bisht

The conclusion of the historic moments in the Qatar World Cup came, when Argentine Messi wore the Qatari bisht before receiving the championship cup, in a snapshot that aroused admiration and interaction and immortalized the name of Qatar and the traditional Arab uniform in the history of football.

Messi's wearing of the Bisht recorded an immortal image for future generations that tells the story of an Arab country hosting one of the most important world championships, whose organization - with everyone's testimony - exceeded aspirations, and the championship soared to new horizons, and it is not known if it will be repeated again.