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.
QatarStarsLeague... “The club trust in my abilities and contracted with me, and in the beginning when I came to Qatar I succeeded in presenting good matches in the Champions League, and in the league, the two matches that I have played were good for me and I succeeded in scoring.
</p>"For a match to be interrupted in this way is something that cannot happen ... </p>Fifa's disciplinary commission has launched an investigation into the incident but no new date has been set for the match.
</p>"For a match to be interrupted in this way is something that cannot happen ... </p>FIFA's disciplinary commission has launched an investigation into the incident but no new date has been set for the match.
At any time of day or night, Qatar’s LusailStadium is something to behold ...Gareth Southgate's men take the knee before every match (pictured) to highlight racism but migrant workers building World Cup stadiums in Qatar have died in their hundreds and are treated as 'staves' ... Where is Noof? Women's rights activist in Qatar, 23, who...
** IRAN DAILY ...TPO ... -- IME weekly trade nears $464m ... In the final match against Al Arabia of Qatar, Kazemi scored 28 points, including 22 attacks from 46 attempts and 5 aces ... The Iranian team defeated Al-Arabi of Qatar in the final 3-1 (25-19, 21-25, 25-23, 25-22) ... I apologize to our fans,” Golmohammadi said in the post-match news conference ... 6125**9417.
After a saga dragging on for more than 18 months, Premier League officials were apparently satisfied by assurances that the Saudi state would not be directly involving in running Newcastle, while Riyadh has also settled a long-running piracy dispute with regional rivals Qatar regarding illegal broadcasts of Premier League matches.
What a performance! What a result! Seven goals in two matches, none conceded! ... But amid all the genuine relief that we had finally started to find the net and stuck away seven goals in two games, there was something rather striking abut the coverage of the Qatar match.
In the final match against Al Arabia of Qatar, Kazemi scored 28 points, including 22 attacks from 46 attempts and 5 aces ...The Iranian team defeated Al-Arabi of Qatar in the final 3-1 (25-19, 21-25, 25-23, 25-22) ...