Posts Tagged ‘Qatar’

Qatari-Israeli Relations

December 5, 2010

What is on Qatar’s mind? Is Qatar betraying Palestine, or what?

Read: Qatar’s Relations with “Israel”: Challenging Arab and Gulf Norms

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Yay for Russia! Nay for Qatar!…

December 4, 2010

…was the exclamation by many.

For those who have not seen the 2018 and 2022 World Cup Bids live, here is a video clip for Russia’s 2018 World Cup bid’s presentation:

And here is a news video clip for Qatar’s nomination to host 2022 World Cup:

Many loved Russia’s presentation, but none was pleased with Qatar’s win.

Have you noticed FIFA’s message?

For the Game. For the World.

But, is it true?

In my opinion, Russia has focused more on fans’ entertainment than on the spirit of soccer. But Qatar has presented to the world what it does not know about the spirit of the game in the Middle East. Many think that soccer is new in that part of the world.

Many fans around the globe still view soccer as a war game and place a priority for entertainment over the true spirit of soccer: to enjoy the game fully and give it an international theme where the world come together as one.

Monopolizing International Events

December 3, 2010

Qatar is going to host 2022 World Cup. Arabs and Muslims are happy that the World Cup will be hosted for the first time in history in the Middle East in a Muslim country. But, when the result for the 2022 World Cup bid was announced the crowd was not that happy as when they applauded very warmly for Russia. Why? One can think of many reasons.

The President of the United States, Barack Obama, said commenting on the US loss of the 2022 World Cup bid:

I think it was the wrong decision

Was choosing Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup a wrong decision? Why?

I, on the other hand, am pleased for the Middle East to have a chance to host the World Cup.

A side note: The caption of the picture in the article is not right. What an embarrassing mistake.