A handful of creators are in Qatar, or will be heading there in the coming weeks, to help capture the best moments of the 2022 World Cup.
YouTube has beaten 11 creators to produce short films that document their experiences in the international sporting event.
The platform said in a blog post. posted on monday Those match highlights will also appear on the official YouTube channel of FIFA, soccer’s international governing body.
This year’s World Cup, which has been mired in controversy, kicked off on Sunday. The competition will run until December 18.
Here’s a look at the influencers providing updates to their fans of festivities and games on the field.
Donald de la Haye (destroying)
Donald De la Haye is not a sports novice. The Costa Rican-American creator played college football with the UCF Knights of the University of Central Florida.
The stopped playing sports in 2017. He said in a YouTube video that he was deemed ineligible by the NCAA and lost his football scholarship after he «refused to demonetize» his videos.
Now, he has accumulated almost 5 million followers on YouTube. in a Short Posted earlier this week, de la Haye captured his father’s reaction when he told him they were going to the World Cup.
«So I was born and raised in Costa Rica, my family and I have always been big fans of Costa Rican soccer,» he says in the video. «Every World Cup… faithfully, we sit at home and support our team.»
The video cuts to footage of her father sitting on the couch after he tells her, «Guess what? I have tickets for us. We’re leaving.»
«You’re kidding,» his father said in response.
«I mean it,» de la Haye said. «Pack your bags.»
Jesse Riedel (Jesser)
Riedel, who has more than 9.4 million subscribers on YouTube, is known for his sports-related challenge videos. He is known for doing stunts like playing 100 different sports in 24 hours and participating in free throw competitions with professional basketball players.
Linked to the World Cup, Riedel published a Short to his channel by challenging viewers and fellow YouTubers to do as many kicks with a soccer ball as they can.
The creator said it’s been «a lot of fun» watching countries battle it out for the top prize.
«I’m delighted to be at the World Cup and have the opportunity to share soccer, or as the rest of the world says soccer, with my American viewers who love sports but haven’t gotten into it yet. sport. We thought NFL fans would go crazy for their teams but nothing like this,» he wrote in an email.
the cheeky boys
Coy Wickey and Brian O’Donnell, the duo behind cheeky boyshe called attending the biggest sporting event in the world «an absolute dream.»
“With YouTube Shorts, we are documenting our entire experience in real time,” they said in an email. “From predicting the winner to interacting with other soccer fans like in our ‘Stranger Goal Scoring’ Short, we’re capturing the World Cup. from multiple perspectives that we know will resonate with our more than 2 million subscribers. We are very excited to continue bringing the power on the ground to people watching from home.”
The comical couple, who have more than 2 million followers on YouTube, recently posted a short to your channel asking fans in Qatar which soccer star they prefer: Messi or Ronaldo?
Noor Naim (Noor Stars)
Noor Naim is one of the larger YouTubers in the Middle East with more than 19.7 million subscribers. She is known for her food and shopping challenges, lifestyle content, and vlogging.
Naim posted a short Showing off her travel essentials for her trip to Qatar, including a casual outfit, her make-up bag, and snacks. she shared another short detailing their match forecasts.
Rima Alosta is a creator who posts gaming videos to YouTube, where she has over 7 million subscribers. She also shares lifestyle and beauty content on Instagram.
She recently posted a Short with her cat, who showed up to help her decide whether to attend the tournament opening or the final.
Alosta ended up going to the opening matches and aware clips from a game he attended on his Instagram Stories on Wednesday.
Amr Nassouhy (Saba7oKorah)
Amr Nassouhy makes soccer commentary videos for his 2.4 million subscribers. He will be doing exclusive content for YouTube Shorts during the semifinal and final, according to YouTube.
Nassouhy seems to be already in Qatar and published fragments of the Morocco vs. Croatia match on his Instagram story. He also made a Short of the match between Saudi Arabia and Argentina.
Carter Sharer, who has more than 9 million YouTube subscribers, makes stunt and challenge videos, often in collaboration with his ex-girlfriend Lizzy Capri. The two are part of Team RAR, a collective of creators who create «weird and ridiculous content.»
Sharer posted a Short before his trip to the final in which he tried to jump as high as the Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.
Like Sharer, Lizzy Capri makes challenge videos and often collaborates with other members of Team RAR for her 6.3 million YouTube subscribers. she posted a Short asking people who they think would win the World Cup in exchange for $1. According to YouTube, he will attend the final match.
«I hope to capture the excitement and energy within the crowd and show a more first-person view of going to the World Cup to share a more personal experience where viewers can feel like they were there with me.» she said in an email.
Hassan Suleiman (AboFlah)
Hassan Suleiman, who has 27.2 million subscribers on YouTube, posts challenge and gaming content. has broken two Guinness World Records, one for the longest live stream and one for amassing the most viewers on a YouTube charity stream. He is expected to attend and create content at the World Cup Finals, but he also posted a Short for Tuesday’s game between Argentina and Saudi Arabia.
Ahmad Aburob is a YouTuber with more than 6 million subscribers who makes food, technology, and lifestyle challenge videos. He will be filming the semifinal and final matches, but he did a comedy. Short with their forecasts for the World Cup.
Luis Enrique (on Twitch)
Youtubers are not the only ones who create content.
Spain’s national team manager Luis Enrique has been providing commentary on his and his team’s time in Qatar fans on Twitch.
«Streamers of the world, back off, I’m going downhill and without brakes,» Luis Enrique said in a video posted on Twitter earlier this week.
their currents they have garnered more than 3 million views since the tournament began on Sunday.