Soccer has the power to unite like no other sport, and as a truly global airline, Emirates is proud to be associated with the game’s international governing body, FIFA.
Emirates’ partnership with FIFA dates back to 2006, when it became the first airline sponsor of the prestigious FIFA World Cup. Following the success of the tournament in Germany, Emirates cemented its status as an Official FIFA Worldwide Partner in 2007 and celebrates the passion for the beautiful game that is felt in all corners of the earth. As an Official Worldwide Partner, Emirates is involved in all major FIFA tournaments including the FIFA Women’s World Cup, FIFA Youth World Cups, and FIFA Club World Cup.
In 2014, Brazil will host the FIFA World Cup for the second time, and Emirates will again be present to share the occasion with fans and players from around the world. Brazil has a long and successful history in the game, and soccer is embedded in the Brazilian way of life. Emirates is looking forward to bringing fans closer to the game they love. South America is an important and growing market for Emirates; the airline currently serves three of its major cities with daily flights from Dubai to Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and Buenos Aires. Emirates looks forward to sharing the carnival atmosphere with all soccer fans at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Emirates’ impressive soccer sponsorship portfolio also includes a number of high-profile teams and events, including Asian Football Confederation, Arsenal FC, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, Hamburger SV, Real Madrid, Olympiacos FC, Arsenal Soccer Schools Dubai, The Emirates Cup, and Zain Saudi Professional League.