With the World Cup 2022 coming up and being the first to be held in a Middle East country, there have been several questions raised as to how Qatar came to win the rights for this world event. The decision was finalized several years ago as is customary. Today the preparations go on but if we go back to how the selection process came about, it is probably the financial and economic power of the country that helped it win the right to host the event.
It is a wonder since it is probably the smallest country to host such an event. Qatar’s whole area is 12000 square kilometers which makes it twice the size of one of the smallest sovereign states, Delaware. Qatar overcomes its physical size with richness. Forbes studies reveal that GDP per capita for this Gulf nation is higher than in any other country. Doha skyline would seem to be a scene out of The Jetsons.
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According to reports from Germany, Borussia Dortmund manager Lucien Favre has revealed that highly rated duo Jadon Sancho and Achraf Hakimi could both leave Borussia Dortmund when the transfer window opens.
Hakimi and Sancho have been two of Dortmund’s best performers during the 2019/20 season. They have combined to great effect. On loan Real Madrid defender Hakimi has registered a very impressive five goals and ten assists this season while operating predominantly from the right back.
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Barcelona are looking forward to signing RB Leipzig striker, Timo Werner. The Blaugrana have identified the German international as the ideal solution to their striking problem. He is also considered as a perfect supporting cast to Lionel Messi in attack.
Barca brought in Antoine Griezmann last summer from Atletico Madrid in a Big money move. He has scored 14 goals in all competitions for Barca. According to reports Barcelona will listen to offers for the player in the summer. Premier league giants, Chelsea and Manchester United have indicated an interest in the player. And it looks like Griezmann’s Time at Camp Nou is coming to an abrupt end.
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It’s a celebration time for Xavi because his team and the hosts, Al Sadd have sealed a win in the dominant match against Sepahan of Iran in the AFC League championship. The victory came in front of a large number of football fans supporting the home team at the Jassim Bin Hamad stadium. This helped the Wolves, having Xavi Hernandez as the frontman, to reach the top of the standings of Group C thanks to the difference in goals. Al Sadd and Al Nassr of Saudi Arabia have both collected 4 points from their games. Sepahan, on the other hand, went down to the third place in the group consisting of four teams, even after clinching the win from the Al Ain team with 4-1.
The support from Hassan Al Haydos, the skipper of the national team of Qatar and the only goal from Akram Afif were responsible for Al Sadd to win the game. They made their intentions very clear from the kick-off on the big day. The early minutes were hopeful for Xavi’s team, who tested the defense on a regular basis without even managing to find out what is going on at the back of the net. Mehdi Kiani, the captain of Sepahan, produced a terrific tackle for stopping a breakaway by Afif, declared as the best player from Asia in the 18th
minute and Baghdad Bounedjah passed the ball when he should have tried his luck after some time.
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The Public Relations Department and the Department of Quality and Planning of the Interior Ministry organized a workshop on the reputation of security for the 2022 World Cup to be held in Qatar. This workshop was supported by the Reputation Institute. A number of directors from various departments in the ministry participated in this workshop. The main aim of this workshop is to help the Ministry of Interior to present a safe World Cup to everyone. It also aims to observe the ways by which the security reputation can be enhanced in the 2022 World Cup by looking at the security pillars of the 2019-2020 World Reputation Index.
The workshop also examined the security themes and indicators that have been stated in the annual global reputation report. This report is issued by the Reputation Institute. This workshop also examined the associated efforts and risks that help to form a road map for addressing them in line with the efforts and for the contribution of achieving a distinctive security reputation in the candidate as well as target countries for the FIFA World Cup 2022.
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The Socceroos might be wearing the maroon and light blue kit for the World Cup 2022 and it is going to have a commemorative strip prospectively on cards for marking the centenary of the team.
They are going to celebrate their hundredth birthday in the year 2022 and the management and board of Football Federation Australia is looking forward to honoring this occasion by restoring the uniform which had been worn nu the first international of the country in 1922-23 as they lost to New Zealand by 3-1 on 17th June at Carisbrook in Dunedin.
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