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  • The seventh edition of the World Stadium Congress

    The seventh edition of the World Stadium Congress

    The seventh edition of the World Stadium Congress—in partnership with the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy—returns to Doha this month. Serving as a comprehensive sports and stadia summit, the event will lay the groundwork for 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar and other future FIFA World Cups, distinguish among the latest in stadium technologies, outline […]

  • PSG X Inter

    PSG X Inter

      Paris St. Germain and Inter of Italy  have arrived in Qatar to train for the upcoming season and face off in a friendly match on December 30. PSG and Inter of Italy are both spending a portion of their winter breaks training at the Aspire Zone. PSG, which is Qatar-owned, is returning to the […]

  • 2022 World Cup

    2022 World Cup

    FIFA announced on last Friday that the 2022 World Cup, to be held in Qatar, will start on November 21 with the final to be played on December 18, on Qatar’s national day. They are cutting four days off the length of the competition. World soccer’s governing body had previously announced the date of the […]

  • Happy Eid Al Fitr

    Happy Eid Al Fitr

    During the month of Ramadan Muslims observe a strict fast and participate in pious activities such as charitable giving and peace-making. It is a time of intense spiritual renewal for those who observe it. At the end of Ramadan, Muslims throughout the world observe a joyous three-day celebration called Eid al-Fitr (the Festival of Fast-Breaking). Eid al-Fitr falls […]

  • Xavi in Qatar

    Xavi in Qatar

    Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez was officially unveiled by Al Sadd on Thursday and said he was “proud” to now be playing for the Qatari side. The midfielder has signed a two-year contract, which could be extended to three years, and will play and coach as well as be an ambassador for 2022 Qatar World Cup. “I am […]

  • Xavi Hernandez will play in Qatar

    Xavi Hernandez will play in Qatar

    BARCELONA: Barcelona’s captain Xavi Hernandez will leave the club for Qatari side Al Sadd at the end of this season.The 35-year-old midfielder is a stalwart of the Catalan side over recent years and one of the heroes of Spain’s Euro 2012 and World Cup-winning squads 2010. His father Joaquin Hernandez told the Cope radio station Xavi […]

  • Local sports calendar until 2016

    Local sports calendar until 2016

    The local sports calendar is poised to become much busier over the coming year with an average of more than seven major events per month. The packed agenda is part of a push by local officials to position Qatar as a global sporting hub and develop a stronger athletic culture ahead of the 2022 World cup. […]

  • Metro World Cup 2022

    Metro World Cup 2022

    Contractors working on the Doha Metro have excavated 18.6km of the tunnels (about 20 percent) on the massive transportation project, which officials say remains on track to start operating in late 2019. The first phase of the public transit project, which is intended to ease Doha’s worsening traffic jams as well as move large numbers of […]

  • Lekhwiya wins 2015 Qatar Stars League title

    Lekhwiya wins 2015 Qatar Stars League title

    Defending champions Lekhwiya crushed Al Ahli 3-1 to seal their fourth Qatar Stars League (QSL) title, capping a dream start for Danish coach Michael Laudrup who stepped in at the start of the season last August. With one game remaining, Lekhwiya have 59 points, five ahead of Al Sadd, who drubled El Jaish 5-2. One […]

  • Xavi in Al Sadd

    Xavi in Al Sadd

    Xavi has committed his future to Qatar side Al Sadd, and is due to sign a three-year playing contract worth £22million in Doha this week. The Barcelona captain will also begin coaching the generation of players that Qatar hope will represent them at the 2022 World Cup by taking a position at the Aspire Academy. […]

  • Qatar World Cup: Final on December 18, 2022

    Qatar World Cup: Final on December 18, 2022

    It’s official: Football’s governing body has decided to take the unprecedented step of moving the 2022 World Cup to the winter months to escape Qatar’s searing summer heat. The tournament will now be played in November and December of 2022. The climax of the winter World Cup will take place a week before Christmas, ending […]

  • The striker Grafite

    The striker Grafite

    Besides reporting Qatari cultural and sports events, we will also bring news from athletes that are working in the country. Starting this reporting series, our first interview is with a great name from Brazilian and world football: the striker Grafite. He is one of those players that is always well liked by the team and […]

  • Barcelona

    Barcelona

    Qatar will host Spanish giants FC Barcelona for an exhibition beach soccer match on 28 March , just before the final of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2015 AFC Qualifier in Doha. Barça is loaded with talent, including beach soccer icon, Ramiro Amarelle, as well as the reigning Golden Glove award winner, F. Jesus […]

  • Beach soccer

    Beach soccer

    The Qatar national Beach Soccer Team is in Rio de Janeiro for a series of friendly games against Vasco, Flamengo and Botafogo. The team’s coach is the Brazilian Neném, who has been in the position for four years. According to the coach, they will face high level teams and this will demand more from the […]

  • Czech tennis player Lucie Safarova has earned her maiden Qatar Open title after unseating Victoria Azarenka during the finals last night, 6-4, 6-3. With this win, Safarova will move up four places to 11th to WTA rankings. Azarenka, who won the Qatar championships in 2012 and 2013 but was forced to withdraw from last year’s event due […]

  • Exclusive Interview with Claudio Nogueira

    Exclusive Interview with Claudio Nogueira

    The website Qatar News has made a special interview with Claudio Nogueira, a reporter from O Globo newspaper. He was recently in Qatar to cover the male handball championship. Because of this event, Qatar featured in the O Globo newspaper. See some of these stories below:   The One thousand and one nights Cup, 2022 World […]

  • Paralympic World championship in Doha

    Paralympic World championship in Doha

    More than 1,300 athletes from over 90 countries taked part in the 2015 World Championships – the biggest para-sport event ever to be held in the Middle East. That number marks an increase of over 20 per cent on the number of competitors who lined up at the last World Championships in Lyon, France two […]