Hamad International Airport (HIA) welcomed four of FC Bayern Munich’s top footballers; Xabi Alonso, Joshua Kimmich, David Alaba, and Juan Bernat for a special fan meet and greet event on Tuesday January 3.
50 lucky fans were selected through online registration, giving them the chance to interact with their favourite players, get autographs, pictures and take home signed FC Bayern jerseys and other coveted merchandise.
At the end of the event, the players chose a lucky winner via a draw. The winner was presented with a pair of flight tickets to fly to Munich and watch an FC Bayern Munich match at the Allianz Arena with a friend.
The FC Bayern Munich players’ arrived in Qatar for the 2017 Winter Training Camp, presented by Hamad International Airport. Their arrival in Doha marks almost a year since the airport was announced as an official platinum partner of the football club. As the country prepares to host FIFA World Cup 2022, this partnership is another key step for the State of Qatar towards achieving its national vision of establishing itself as a global leader in sports.
Engr. Badr Al Meer, Chief Operating Officer at HIA-Qatar, said, “Today, we are honoured to welcome the entire FC Bayern Munich team to Qatar and provide their fans in the country with an exclusive opportunity to meet their idols in person at our airport. HIA offers a seamless and luxurious travel experience, while FC Bayern Munich inspires football fans and creates moments of exhilaration. Together, HIA and FC Bayern Munich are a pitch-perfect match.”
Andreas Jung, Executive Board Member of FC Bayern Munich, said: “We are delighted to partner with HIA, and to bring some of our top players to the airport to meet fans. We hope the fans who engage with our players will be inspired by their talent and leadership so that we can create the next generation of sporting heroes”.