Football-history in the Emirate: As Qatar, from the Sand to rise to Power

Much has been written about the 2022 world Cup in Qatar, the first Fifa world Cup in the Arab world. What these publications have in common is not only a mostly

Football-history in the Emirate: As Qatar, from the Sand to rise to Power

Much has been written about the 2022 world Cup in Qatar, the first Fifa world Cup in the Arab world. What these publications have in common is not only a mostly critical view, but that they are written usually by authors from Western countries.

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Even more interesting is it to hear with Matthias Krug is a voice from the host country. Matthias Krug has a German passport with the indication: "place of birth Doha". In 1982, he as the son of Qatar as a track and field coach, German emigrants, Joachim the light of the world mug was born. The had has as a refugee from the GDR, a moving CV, the bump including a title as German indoor champion in the shot in the years from 1980 to 1982.

where glittering high-rise buildings stand in the district of West Bay, played by Matthias Krug as a child in the 1980s, football in the Sand. His book with the somewhat pathetic title of "Journeys on a Football Carpet" is a well-written mix of autobiography and historiography of the Qatari football. The main objective of the PhD journalists is to make it clear that Qatar has not purchased until December of 2010 by the awarding of the 2022 world Cup in the world football, as critics say, but a facet football is rich in history and has, which starts far in front of it.

After the discovery of oil in Qatar flocked to the end of the 1940s, and foreign specialists in the country and also brought the football Sport with. Some of Qatar of boys had met for the game to get the Ball from their Egyptian and Palestinian teachers. It was founded in 1950, the first Qatar, the Kuwaiti football club Al Najah, in 1960, the Qatar Football Association (QFA). Today, twelve teams play in the Qatar Stars League, where a first national League started early in the 1963/1964 operated – the year in which the German Bundesliga.

The year is 1962, and recorded in the Doha stadium, the first soccer field on Grass in the Region. Since 1972, the QFA is a member of the world Federation Fifa, a year after Qatar gained its independence. In this time, Qatar first investment in the Sport, how about a fight between Muhammad Ali and a game of Pele's Santos team in Doha show. These investments have, since 1993, the year that Boris Becker, a first ATP-tournament in Qatar, gained new dimensions, adopted, and made Doha an important address in the world of sports.

Updated Date: 19 June 2020, 18:19

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