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Qatar has won the Asian Cup by beating four-time winner Japan 3-1 on Friday, and achieving its first victory in a major international tournament. The Maroons landed at Doha’s old airport on Friday, after traveling via Oman as direct flights between Qatar and Asian Cup host UAE remain banned due to a 20-month blockade imposed by several Gulf countries. Upon landing, the players where welcomed by Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani. The players then…

The Qatari team has beaten both Saudi Arabia and the UAE on its way to the final of the Asian Cup football tournament. Qatar has beaten the United Arab Emirates 4-0 to reach the final of the Asian Cup. In a display of unsportsmanlike conduct, the game descended into chaos as UAE fans threw bottles, shoes and sandals at Qatari players during the match. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLdjvNrJDDY What’s more, the Qatar national anthem was booed by home…

South Korea beat Bahrain 2-1 at the end of the overtime while Qatar, the host country of the 2022 World Cup, won 1-0 against Iraq. Both teams will be opposed in the next round. Bassam Al-Rawi, whose father is a former Iraqi international, offered Qatar the qualification for the quarter-finals of the Asian Cup by scoring a stunning free kick (62nd minute) against Iraq (1-0). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtXllRLfzik Iraq, the 2007 champions, gave it all but failed…

The Qatari team beat the Saudis comfortably, securing a 2-0 win in a match which extended far beyond the football stadium Qatar has beaten Saudi Arabia in the Asian Cup football tournament held in the UAE. The Qatari team beat the Saudis with an impressive performance, securing a 2-0 win in a match which extended far beyond the realms of the football stadium. The meeting was the first soccer match between Saudi Arabia and Qatar…

Concerns surround what affect the UAE’s flight ban could have on other major sporting events, mainly the 2022 World Cup. A report has uncovered a worrying issue involving the blockade against Qatar and major sporting events affected by its no-fly zone. According to the Associated Press, Qatar’s soccer players were recently involved in a circuitous flight route to the UAE via Kuwait, lasting more than five hours to attend the Asian Cup. Such a flight…

After surprising Switzerland last Wednesday (0-1), Qatar has achieved another encouraging performance on Monday by holding Iceland in friendly on Monday (2-2). Hasan Al Haydos (3rd) and Boualem Khoukhi (68th) were instrumental to achieving that feat. On Iceland’s side, Saad Al Sheeb scored against his side (29) while Sigthorsson gave the advantage to his team 25 minutes later (56th). This is a new positive result for Qatar which is getting ready to host the 2022…

Qatar’s national team beat Switzerland 1-0 here as the Swiss were punished for their significant lack of aim, four days ahead of their decisive clash with Belgium to qualify for the next round in the Nations League. Four years to the day the 2022 World Cup launches in Doha, it is the first time Qatar has beaten a European team in their own country. Switzerland is currently ranked eight in FIFA’s ranking. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27WQY2wqujc

Saudi channel beoutQ, an Arabic language sports network, has been streaming content rightfully owned by beIN. The GCC diplomatic crisis has taken a new turn after Saudi Arabia has been accused of airing sports events that are exclusive to a Qatari sports channel. According to several media reports, beoutQ, an Arabic language sports network, has been streaming content rightfully owned by beIN. Doha-based beIN Corporation says it will launch an international investment arbitration case against…

Masoud Shojaei and Ehsan Hajsafi have been included in Iran’s provisional World Cup squad, a decision that has triggered controversy in the country. The two players had beeen indeed banned for life after they played for Greece’s Panionios against Maccabi Tel Aviv as part of the Europa League. Hajsafi and Shojaie have no place in Iran’s national football team anymore….they crossed Iran’s red line, said Iran’s deputy sport minister at that time. Iran’s sports ministry said…