QATAR’S ASIAN CUP MASCOT RETURNS AFTER 12 YEARS AS A ‘FIVE-FAMILY DESERT RAT

The official mascot for the Qatar Asian Cup 2023, which is just over a month away from kick-off, was unveiled today (Feb. 2).The Qatar Asian Cup Organizing Committee held a mascot unveiling ceremony at Baharat Mecheireb Square in downtown Doha, Qatar. The mascots are the Jervois family of five desert mice.They were the mascots of the 2011 Asian Cup in Qatar and will be returning to public life after a 12-year absence.It is unusual for international tournament mascots to be ‘recycled’. “The mascots evoke fond memories of the 2011 edition while capturing the excitement and energy of the new edition,” said Hassan Al Kuwari, Marketing Director, Qatar Asian Cup Organizing Committee .The jerboa is a rodent native to the hot deserts of North Africa and the Middle East.

They are only 5 to 15 centimeters long, but have strong legs that allow them to run at speeds of more than 20 kilometers per hour and leap up to 3 meters, hence their name. The mascots have five different colors: blue for the first son Sabug, yellow for the second son Timki, and pink for the eldest daughter Preetha. Green is their father, Jikriti, and purple is their mother, Traene .Saboug is the name by which jerboas are called in Qatar, and the other four family members are named after place names in Qatar. “We wanted to communicate the importance of teamwork in football and the importance of family life in Qatari society,” said Ahmed Al Madhid, the Qatari artist who created the mascot. “We wanted to delve into the rich ecosystem of Qatar and find an animal that could best represent what happens on the pitch and in everyday life, and that’s the jerboa. “The World Cup in Qatar kicks off next month with the opening match between Qatar and Lebanon at 1 a.m. on June 13.South Korea, led by Jürgen Klinsmann, will compete in 온라인카지노 Group E alongside Malaysia, Jordan, and Bahrain.

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