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.
The appointment followed Qatar’s disappointing performance in the 2022 World Cup on home soil in which they suffered three defeats in three matches in the group stage under the stewardship of Spanish coach Felix Sanchez... In all, over 12 matches with Qatar, Queiroz’s record stands at five wins, two draws and five losses.
In all, over 12 matches with Qatar, Queiroz’s record stands at five wins, two draws and five losses.Qatar won their first Asian Cup title under Sanchez in 2019 and the country is due to defend the trophy on home soil next month, when they have been drawn to face China, Tajikistan and Lebanon in the group phase.
AFC Asian Cup hosts and defending champions Qatar have sacked their men’s national team head coach Carlos Queiroz less than a year in to the role and six weeks ahead of the 2023 Asian Cup... However, he was let go after leading Qatar in 11 matches, which included four wins, four losses and three draws over a period of 10 months.
His squad are due to assemble in Qatar on January 1, so ...Arnold said his players were looking forward to getting back to Qatar, a little over a year on from the World Cup where they won two matches and made the round of 16, Australia's best performance at the global tournament.
In the group’s other match, Qatar’s Al Duhail put an end to Persepolis’ chances of qualifying by recording a 2-1 victory at the Azadi Stadium in Tehran - an encounter which stretched to a remarkable 107 minutes overall ... The victory in Ashgabat means the UAE side, winners of the competition in 2003, won five of their six matches.