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 remaining three matches -- against Qatar (June 3), Bangladesh (June 7) and Afghanistan (June 15) -- are crucial for Asian Cup qualification ... The remaining three matches -- against Qatar (June 3), Bangladesh (June 7) and Afghanistan (June 15) -- are crucial for Asian Cup qualification.
The on Wednesday said the national team cannot train in the country right now given the COVID-19 surge and it is considering foreign options for a camp ahead of the World Cup qualifying round matches in Qatar next month ... The remaining three matches against Qatar (June 3), (June 7) and Afghanistan (June 15) are crucial for Asian Cup qualification.
This will be third consecutive Super Cup match to be staged in Qatar, who will host the 2022 World Cup, the first to be staged in the middle East... Traditionally, the match was hosted by the African champions, leading them to win 21 of 23 matches between 1996 and 2018.
... will use the qualifying dates for friendly matches. Per the explanation given to JoySports, moving the QatarWorld Cup qualifiers to September later this year serves as an opportunity for CK Akonnor and his team to play some friendly matches to fill the void created.
China, who have big ambitions but are perennial underachievers ranked 77th in the world, began drafting in players born overseas in 2019 in a quick fix to reach next year's QatarWorld Cup...Asia has four berths at the tournament, not including hosts Qatar, while another spot is potentially available via an intercontinental playoff.
FIFA’s role in overlooking human rights violations in the preparations for 2022 Qatar; UEFA’s launch of the new Champions League format which will pack yet more matches in an already tight calendar and compromise player welfare; and the failure of the Premier League to punish the ...
FIFA has announced the postponement of African qualifiers for the Qatar2022 FIFA World Cup which had been due to take place in June ... The third round will see group winners drawn against each other in home and away matches, with the two legged ties deciding Africa’s five representatives at Qatar 2022.
CAF this week issued a list of approved stadiums for the first two rounds of qualifiers, which left a quarter of the 40 teams competing for places in Qatar 2022 without a venue to play their home matches ... home and away basis, where the five victors will earn their place in Qatar.
... essentially concluding the group phase in 11 weeks.</p>The 10 group winners will then advance to the final playoff stage in March, which is contested on a home and away basis, where the five victors will earn their place in Qatar.</p>","video_url"., .