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“A World Cup like no Other”

To celebrate the first FIFA World Cup in the Arab World, the German Embassy in Doha and the Goethe-Institut Gulf Region, in cooperation with Qatar Museums, are organizing a number of events in Qatar in autumn 2022. Partnering up with Qatar Museums, the events are being organized as legacy projects of the Qatar Germany 2017 Year of Culture.

The German Embassy and the Goethe-Institut are contributing a lecture series to the program at 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum. The jointly organized lectures touch on various aspects related to football: an analysis of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar; a discussion about women and soccer, and an analysis of penalty shootouts and the role of referees. We also take a look at the topic through a creative lens: Jürgen Rank, Senior Design Director Football Apparel at Adidas, will talk about football apparel and explain how a football jersey is designed.

Speaker Profile

Dr. Danyel Reiche Dr. Danyel Reiche

Dr. Danyel Reiche

Dr. Danyel Reiche is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) and a Visiting Associate Professor at Georgetown University Qatar where he leads a research initiative on the FIFA World Cup 2022.

Prof. Dr. Daniel Memmert Kenny Beele Cologne

Prof. Dr. Daniel Memmert

Prof. Dr. Daniel Memmert is the managing director of the Institute for Training Science and Computer Science at the German Sports University Cologne. 

Monika Staab Monika Staab

Monika Staab

Monika Staab, born in Dietzenbach/ Frankfurt, Germany in 1959, is a former German football player and manager. She has the UEFA coaching pro-licence.

Farkhunda Muhtaj York University

Farkhunda Muhtaj

Captain of the Afghan women’s national football team and humanitarian activist

Jürgen Rank Jürgen Rank

Jürgen Rank

Born after the 1970 World Cup, Jürgen Rank was named after German legend Jürgen Grabowski by his football-mad father.

Moritz Rinke Moritz Rinke

Moritz Rinke

Moritz Rinke, born in Worpswede in 1967, studied at Giessen University’s drama department and subsequently worked as a journalist.

Tomislav Topic

The artist Tomislav Topic, born in Hannover in 1985 and now living in Berlin, has created a stylistically unique and unmistakable oeuvre over the course of his career. 

Ibrahim Khalfan

Qatari artist and former football player for the Qatari national team

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