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.
... match of the tournament ... Average viewership per match throughout the AFC Asian CupQatar 2023 also saw a significant rise reaching 15.8 million, compared to that of 7 million for 2019’s coverage.
The Cheetahs will meet Al Ahli while Muaither and Al Markhiya will square off in Saturday’s late matches after the newly-crowned Ooredoo Cup champions Umm Salal and Qatar SC will resume the League with a game at Suhaim Bin Hamad Stadium.
A Leader’s Legacy (1913-1949), which explored the origins and modern history of the state of Qatar... At the Qatar National Bank, he implemented advanced data matching and collection practices to improve the experience of stakeholders and staff.
Top Hamas political leader Ismail Haniyeh was in Cairo on Tuesday as the U.S., Egypt and Qatar try to mediate another cease-fire so that aid can flow and hostages can be released, but there were no expectations of a breakthrough.