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.
DOHA • Qatar has defied soaring coronavirus cases to stage major sporting events, serving as a test bed ahead of the Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 World Cup, but also suffering high-profile setbacks ... 25,000 coronavirus cases in the past month in Qatar, with a population of 2.75 million ... AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE.
Qatar has announced tighter COVID-19-related restriction amid a rising number of cases reported in the country in the last few weeks ... MOPH statement on the latest development of Covid-19 in Qatar ... — Qatar NewsAgency (@QNAEnglish) April 7, 2021 ... Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, al-Khal, said that Qatar was in the middle of a second wave.
"Of course we seeking any form of help that will push the sides to reach and agreement," Burhan said at a press conference during a visit to Qatar, where he was asked about Sudan's willingness to take the dispute to an international court, to the UN or to the Security Council...Ethiopia said that the next round could take place in late April ... ....
The Men's Cricket World CupChallenge League A, which forms part of the qualifying pathway to the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 in India, was scheduled to see the remaining 30 List A matches played in the final two series of the competition, the ICC said in a press release.
then the fact that homosexuality is penalised and punished in Qatar... When Qatar's Spanish coach Felix Sanchez Bas was asked after the Ireland game why his players did not take a knee, and what he made of the human rights protests, the Qatar FA press officer interjected to say.
When Qatar's Spanish coach Felix Sanchez Bas was asked after the Ireland game why his players did not take a knee, and what he made of the human rights protests, the Qatar FA press officer interjected to say ... On Monday, Ireland manager Stephen said the allegations of human rights violations in Qatar cannot be swept under the carpet.