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Match for Hope

Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free are the Official Partner for the ‘Match for Hope’ Charity Football Match, Featuring Some of the World’s Biggest Content Creators and Football Legends

The inaugural ‘Match for Hope’ will be held in Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, one of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ stadiums

DOHA, Qatar – Harnessing the power of football, Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free is proud to join forces as the Official Partners for the ‘Match for Hope’ charity football match. The match will feature some of the world’s legendary footballers and content creators in a thrilling game on 23 February 2024. The two competing teams will be led by MENA’s most followed content creators AboFlah, and Chunkz. The legends include the World Cup winners Kaka, Roberto Carlos, Eden Hazard, Didier Drogba and David Villa, as well as Paris Saint-Germain legend, Claude Makélélé.


The Match for Hope event is aimed to raise vital awareness and funds for a better future for out-of-school children around the world. It is organised by Q Life, the cultural platform under the State of Qatar’s International Media Office (IMO), in collaboration with Education Above All (EAA), and Qatar Football Association (QFA). Qatar Airways, Qatar Duty Free and Visit Qatar are the official partners of this philanthropic match. As a key player in Qatar’s sports industry, Qatar Duty Free’s support strengthens its commitment to championing initiatives that highlight the unifying power of sport.



All proceeds raised will be donated to EAA projects in Mali, Pakistan, Palestine, Rwanda, Sudan, and Tanzania for constructing classrooms, providing academic materials, connecting families to social programmes, teacher mentorship trainings, and more.


The Education Above All Foundation is a global foundation established in 2012 by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser. EAA aims to transform lives through education and create the right conditions to achieve Sustainable Development Goals for disadvantaged children and communities.


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About Qatar Airways

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways won the ‘World’s Best Business Class’ for the tenth time at the 2023 World Airline Awards, managed by the international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax. The airline continues to be synonymous with excellence, also taking home, 'Best Airline in the Middle East', 'World's Best Business Class Lounge' and 'World's Best Business Class Lounge Dining' at the prestigious awards held during the 2023 Paris Air Show. Qatar Airways is an unprecedented seven-time winner of the 'World’s Best Airline' voted by Skytrax (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021 and 2022). As leaders in industry innovation and digital adoption, Qatar Airways was recently voted the 'World’s Best Airline Website' by World Travel Tech Awards.

Qatar Airways was the first Airline in the Middle East to be certified to the highest level of IATA’s Environmental Assessment (IEnvA) programme, based on recognised environmental management system principles (such as ISO 14001). As an inaugural signatory to the Buckingham Palace Declaration in March 2016, Qatar Airways became the first airline globally to be certified to the industry standard for the prevention of illegal wildlife trafficking in aviation.

Qatar Airways currently flies to nearly 170 destinations worldwide, connecting through its Doha hub, Hamad International Airport, the ‘World’s Best Airport’, as voted by Skytrax in 2021, 2022, and 2024. In 2024, Hamad International Airport also received the ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ accolade for 10 consecutive years, as well as ‘World’s Best Airport Shopping’ for the second year in a row.

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