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.
Qatar clinched a place in the knockout stage of the FIFAArab Cup after the video assistant referee (VAR) awarded a 97th-minute goal to hosts to seal a 2-1 win over Oman in Al Rayyan. The Group A match at the Education City Stadium appeared to be drifting towards a draw, before Qatar snatch a last-gasp winner ... 🇴🇲 Oman 1 - 2 Qatar 🇶🇦.
The ChineseFootball Association said Friday that Li had resigned and was being replaced by fellow former national team player Li Xiaopeng... Only the top two teams qualify automatically for next year’s tournament in Qatar and there are four matches left to play ... .
FIFA on Friday dismissed South Africa’s protest seeking a replay of the match which they lost 1-0 to end their hopes of reaching the global showpiece in Qatar next year. “The protest lodged by South Africa has been declared inadmissible by the Disciplinary Committee as it did not meet the requirements foreseen under art ... .
Update on FIFA Club World Cup and OFC preliminary competition for Qatar 2022 ... All matches will take place in the central location of Qatar in March 2022. As the OFC has 0.5 slots for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, these qualifiers will determine the OFC representative that will play in the FIFA intercontinental play-off matches in June 2022.
On Tuesday, the tenth edition of the ArabFootball Cup "Qatar 2021" began in Qatar, which will run until December 18... On Tuesday, the first four matches of the first round of the group stage were held ... Qatar beat Bahrain 1-0 ... 1- Qatar with 3 ...