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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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]