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:
Qatar by Claudio Nogueira
I had been in Qatar for the first time in 1995. I went there to cover, for the O Globo newspaper, the Football World Championship for Under 20’s. Brazil was defeated by Argentina at the final by 2X0. Reporter Fernando Maia went along with me. This was one of my first international trips.
It was already possible to remark that this was a young country with a lot of prospects for the future. I guess that that future is arriving now, on the years of the first decades of the 21st Century. In this second trip, I have noticed that the country has changed a lot. Doha has a stripe of very modern buildings that could be situated in any other metropolis of this planet. However, what called my attention the most was the working site in which the city of Doha has transformed itself into.
Sports are the transformation trigger of the capital, especially at the Lusail district, which already has the Lusail Multipurpose Hall (main headquarters of the handball championship), the autodrome, hosting the World MotoGP races, and the Sports Shooting Center. It is in Lusail, that the most important stadium of the 2022 world Cup will be located, and around these sports arenas, a whole city is being built. I have no doubts that Qatar will host the Olympic Games in the future.