Doha Debates– Don't settle for a Divided World
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David Beckham outside the Doha Portal.

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Staying true to ourselves through making football truly global

All locations subject to change.
FIFA Unity Pavilion – FIFA Fan Festival, Al-Bidda Park, Doha
Portals: New York City / Gaza City
Times are local to Doha.

With increasingly accessible technology uniting people with a click, globalization continues to integrate countries and cultures around the world. Ever-changing social, cultural and political landscapes can lead to broader, more diverse conversations. At the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, the Doha Portal will engage pioneering young people who are involved in activities designed to build commitment to, and strengthen action for, preserving their cultural and national heritages.

November 20
4 – 5:30 p.m.
6 – 7:30 p.m.
8 – 9:30 p.m.


November 27
4 – 5:30 p.m.
6 – 7:30 p.m.
8 – 9:30 p.m.

December 4
4 – 5:30 p.m.
6 – 7:30 p.m.
8 – 9:30 p.m.

December 11
4 – 5:30 p.m.
6 – 7:30 p.m.
8 – 9:30 p.m.

December 18
4 – 5:30 p.m.
6 – 7:30 p.m.
8 – 9:30 p.m.

Football fever: How to embrace fandom

All locations subject to change.
FIFA Unity Pavilion – FIFA Fan Festival, Al-Bidda Park, Doha
Portals: Brazil / Erbil, Iraq / Gaza City
Times are local to Doha.

The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 is the global showpiece of the greatest. For this, the 22nd edition of the competition, Qatar will welcome approximately 1.2 million fans with billions more following from around the globe. It is a sport that unites cultures and countries the world over, but what does it mean to us, to be football fans? In this Portal connection, we’ll explore the joy behind the jerseys for football fans and the impact on football culture worldwide.

November 21
4 – 5:30 p.m.
6 – 7:30 p.m.
8 – 9:30 p.m.


November 28
4 – 5:30 p.m.
6 – 7:30 p.m.
8 – 9:30 p.m.

December 5
4 – 5:30 p.m.
6 – 7:30 p.m.
8 – 9:30 p.m.

December 12
4 – 5:30 p.m.
6 – 7:30 p.m.
8 – 9:30 p.m.

SportsXArt: Creating a new platform to promote peace

All locations subject to change.
FIFA Unity Pavilion – FIFA Fan Festival, Al-Bidda Park, Doha
Portals: Poland / Brazil / Gaza City
Times are local to Doha.

Sport and art are universal languages that connect people around the world, crossing borders, cultures, languages and generations. They enable us to communicate and express ourselves physically, emotionally and intellectually. What would happen if we merged these languages? In this Portal connection, we examine some of the similarities between sports and art. We’ll explore how combining elements from both might be an opportunity to create a powerful vehicle and platform for peace.

November 22
4 – 5:30 p.m.
6 – 7:30 p.m.
8 – 9:30 p.m.

November 29
4 – 5:30 p.m.
6 – 7:30 p.m.
8 – 9:30 p.m.

December 6
4 – 5:30 p.m.
6 – 7:30 p.m.
8 – 9:30 p.m.

December 13
4 – 5:30 p.m.
6 – 7:30 p.m.
8 – 9:30 p.m.

Harnessing the power of football to fight climate change

All locations subject to change.
FIFA Unity Pavilion – FIFA Fan Festival, Al-Bidda Park, Doha
Portals: Mexico City, Mexico / Jakarta, Indonesia / Gaza City
Times are local to Doha.

Climate change’s effects on weather—like wildfires, extreme heat and heavier precipitation—are already increasing delays and cancellations in sports events. Sport influences and bridges communities around the globe—so how can we use that power to raise awareness of climate change? At the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, the Doha Portal will provide space for young people to discuss sport diplomacy and its role in the climate crisis.

November 23
4 – 5:30 p.m.
6 – 7:30 p.m.
8 – 9:30 p.m.

November 30
4 – 5:30 p.m.
6 – 7:30 p.m.
8 – 9:30 p.m.

December 7
4 – 5:30 p.m.
6 – 7:30 p.m.
8 – 9:30 p.m.

December 14
4 – 5:30 p.m.
6 – 7:30 p.m.
8 – 9:30 p.m.

Leveling the playing field: Gender equality in sport

All locations subject to change.
FIFA Unity Pavilion – FIFA Fan Festival, Al-Bidda Park, Doha
Portals: Dakar, Senegal / Rwanda, Kigali / Gaza City
Times are local to Doha.

Although the last few decades have seen great strides toward gender equality in sports, women athletes still experience harsh and unequal treatment from fans, players, critics, coaches and other influential figures. Doha Debates will host conversations through the Doha Portal during the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar, connecting young people to discuss how to level the playing field for women and create safer, more respectful and more equal sporting communities across the globe.

November 24
4 – 5:30 p.m.
6 – 7:30 p.m.
8 – 9:30 p.m.

December 1
4 – 5:30 p.m.
6 – 7:30 p.m.
8 – 9:30 p.m.

December 8
4 – 5:30 p.m.
6 – 7:30 p.m.
8 – 9:30 p.m.

December 15
4 – 5:30 p.m.
6 – 7:30 p.m.
8 – 9:30 p.m.

Harnessing the power of football to overcome social exclusion

All locations subject to change.
FIFA Unity Pavilion – FIFA Fan Festival, Al-Bidda Park, Doha
Portals: Gaza City / Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
Times are local to Doha.

The power of football in society is on display every day around the world. It is a game which brings people together, inspires generations and promotes team spirit. Off the field, it has a profound impact on people’s lives, including those who suffer from poverty, poor mental or physical health or face other social hardship. At the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 the Doha Portal will connect young people from Doha with their peers across the Portal network to discuss ways that football can encourage inclusion and break down societal and cultural barriers.

November 25
4 – 5:30 p.m.
6 – 7:30 p.m.
8 – 9:30 p.m.

December 2
4 – 5:30 p.m.
6 – 7:30 p.m.
8 – 9:30 p.m.

December 9
4 – 5:30 p.m.
6 – 7:30 p.m.
8 – 9:30 p.m.

December 16
4 – 5:30 p.m.
6 – 7:30 p.m.
8 – 9:30 p.m.

Star power for good

All locations subject to change.
FIFA Unity Pavilion – FIFA Fan Festival, Al-Bidda Park, Doha
Portals: Santos, Brazil / Colombia / Gaza City
Times are local to Doha.

Top footballers and legends of the game have long captivated fans and audiences around the world. At the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 the Doha Portal will provide a space for young people to discuss how their favorite players can harness their influence to raise critical awareness of the world’s biggest crises, such as fighting discrimination and supporting the most vulnerable.

November 26
4 – 5:30 p.m.
6 – 7:30 p.m.
8 – 9:30 p.m.

December 3
4 – 5:30 p.m.
6 – 7:30 p.m.
8 – 9:30 p.m.

December 10
4 – 5:30 p.m.
6 – 7:30 p.m.
8 – 9:30 p.m.

December 17
4 – 5:30 p.m.
6 – 7:30 p.m.
8 – 9:30 p.m.