Football connects. Lufthansa brings us together.

When brightly colored football shirts throng city streets, people cheer at home and the light from televisions flickers everywhere around the world, it can mean only one thing: kick-off again at the World Cup. Yet this 2022 World Cup in Qatar is like no other. All the more important for us to set an example of limitless diversity.

While the sport brings people together throughout the world and unites them, we do what we do best: connect the world. Because for years we have been living exactly the diversity that world football celebrates—every day.

We are proud to be taking the German national team to their destination again this year—and at the same time to make our commitment and conviction visible worldwide, even above the clouds. Because there is one thing we’re sure of: #DiversityWins.

#DiversityWins - even above the clouds

Culture, sport, people—football represents many things, but one thing above all: diversity. We remain convinced of this and want to carry this statement from Germany above the clouds to the World Cup. Working with Peter Phobia, a renowned German illustrator from New York, we have provided the Airbus 330 in which we are flying the German team to the World Cup with a very special message: #DiversityWins. 

Once around the world: the great football shirt swap

From Germany via South Korea to Argentina: the German national team’s football shirt has traveled with us through the world’s most diverse places. This resulted in probably the most important football shirt swap that is going around the world. Look forward to exciting places, foreign cultures, and thrilling football traditions from all over the world.

The whole world – united by football

Europe

At home with the World Cup holders

France has always been known for its strong rivalry between local teams but not during the football World Cup. From Paris to Marseille, from Lyon to Nice – experience how the whole country sticks together for a great common goal. What’s more: did you know that Laurent Blanc’s kiss on the bald head of his teammate Fabien Barthez in the 1998 World Cup has become a real French football tradition?

Africa

Lively streets, loud vuvuzelas and beach football

Beautiful sandy beaches, colorful streets, and a unique lively atmosphere. Between dancing people and children playing beach football, vuvuzelas loudly resonate in the background – welcome to Accra. From the city center to the fishing harbor, Ghana’s capital has much to offer. Look forward to culture, history, street food, and a unique zest for life.

Asia

Football fever between colorful nature and skyscrapers

With its unique hospitality, South Korea really impresses everyone who visits it – this became clear to us all during the 2002 World Cup. Not to mention the unbelievably beautiful nature, the breathtaking skyscrapers, and its exciting history. Seoul is simply something special. Our tip during the World Cup: definitely visit one of the numerous karaoke bars.

Central America

For more than 3,000 years up to today: Mexico’s football tradition A tradition that’s over 3,000 years old: football in Mexico

There are places in the world where football is experienced in a very special way. Mexico is certainly one of them. No wonder: more than 3,000 years ago, the Maya developed a game that quite closely resembles today’s football – the Maya ball game. And did you know that Mexico is regarded as being the country of origin of "La Ola" (the Mexican wave)? But sport is far from the only tradition that makes this country worth seeing. From its fabulous beaches and ancient history to its delicious food, you’ll be enchanted by Mexico.

South America

Welcome to the land of football legends

Between colorful houses and lively streets, the Argentinian flag is waved with enthusiasm – here in Buenos Aires everything seems to revolve around this sport. However, this amazing country has much more to offer: a vibrant capital, wide desert landscapes, breathtaking glaciers, fabulous beaches … from Buenos Aires to the Iguazu Falls to Ushuaia – be inspired and discover one of the world’s most diverse countries.