Qatar (/ˈkæˌtɑːr/,i/ˈkɑːtɑːr/, /ˈkɑːtər/ or i/kəˈtɑːr/;Arabic:قطرQaṭar[ˈqɑtˤɑr]; local vernacular pronunciation: [ɡɪtˤɑr]), officially the State of Qatar (Arabic:دولة قطرDawlat Qaṭar), is a sovereigncountry located in Southwest Asia, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. Its sole land border is with Saudi Arabia to the south, with the rest of its territory surrounded by the Persian Gulf. A strait in the Persian Gulf separates Qatar from the nearby island of Bahrain, as well as sharing sea borders with the United Arab Emirates and Iran.
A television viewing audience of 484 million in 80 countries across the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, North America and North Africa witnessed Japan defeat Australia 1–0 in the final.
Qatar, India and Iran all lodged interest in hosting the 2011 AFC Asian Cup, while Australia also considered making a late bid. Qatar officially submitted their bid on 19 June 2006, while India withdrew their interest and Iran failed to submit proper documentation for their bid on time.
Qatar was announced as host nation on 29 July 2007, during the 2007 AFC Asian Cup in Jakarta, Indonesia. Due to FIFA regulations stating that confederation events can be hosted either in January or July, and July being peak summer heat in the Middle East, it was also announced that the tournament would be held in January of that year.
DOHA, Qatar — Travel at this World Cup was supposed to be easy in the tiny host nation of Qatar, after fans had to take long flights between cities at the last three tournaments ... “The problem is you have to arrive in Qatar a good while before the match and you have to allow even more time to go through the airport.”.
Qatar is reviewing its London investments following a decision by the city’s transport authority to ban Qatari adverts from its bus, taxi, train and underground network, the Financial Times reported ... Through its sovereign wealth fund, Qatar is ...
Since Qatar won the bid in 2010 to host the Fifa2022 World Cup, the country has been busy preparing for the prestigious event that kicked off on November 20. The tournament that started with the match between Qatar and Ecuador and which features 32 national teams, is set to attract some 1.5 million visitors to the tiny desert country.
“The passenger in question at BeirutAirport was initially extremely rude and aggressive to check-in staff when one of her traveling party did not produce required PCR documentation for entry to Brazil,” a QatarAirways spokesperson told the publication ... flight to Doha, Qatar.
Supporters have reportedly preferred the vibrant UAE, making daily trips to Qatar on the shuttle flights that connect the countries during the tournament ...Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, previously described the city as “the major gateway” to the World Cup and predicted it would see more tourists than Qatar itself.
Qatar’s first kosher kitchen set up near the airport, supplying hotels and fan zones with the classic eggy Jewish challah bread and olive and hummus sandwiches ...Palestinians from the West Bank traveled to Qatar this week from Jordan’s airport, while Palestinians in Gaza exited into Egypt through the enclave’s Rafah border crossing.
Another problem is Qatar... But Qatar had almost no facilities. . According to the BBC, “Qatar has built seven stadiums for the World Cup finals as well as a new airport, metro system, series of roads and about 100 new hotels,” all of which came at a very heavy human cost. .
... people were killed and many injured by a gunman at a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs, the uproar over LGBTQ+ rights in Qatar is nauseating.Roy Keane is right when he says “the World Cup shouldn’t be here”, but he is in Qatar and being paid for it.