Qatar (/ˈkæˌtɑːr/,i/ˈkɑːtɑːr/, /ˈkɑːtər/ or i/kəˈtɑːr/;Arabic:قطرQaṭar[ˈqɑtˤɑr]; local vernacular pronunciation: [ɡɪtˤɑr]), officially the State of Qatar (Arabic:دولة قطرDawlat Qaṭar), is a sovereigncountry located in Southwest Asia, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. Its sole land border is with Saudi Arabia to the south, with the rest of its territory surrounded by the Persian Gulf. A strait in the Persian Gulf separates Qatar from the nearby island of Bahrain, as well as sharing sea borders with the United Arab Emirates and Iran.
A television viewing audience of 484 million in 80 countries across the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, North America and North Africa witnessed Japan defeat Australia 1–0 in the final.
Qatar, India and Iran all lodged interest in hosting the 2011 AFC Asian Cup, while Australia also considered making a late bid. Qatar officially submitted their bid on 19 June 2006, while India withdrew their interest and Iran failed to submit proper documentation for their bid on time.
Qatar was announced as host nation on 29 July 2007, during the 2007 AFC Asian Cup in Jakarta, Indonesia. Due to FIFA regulations stating that confederation events can be hosted either in January or July, and July being peak summer heat in the Middle East, it was also announced that the tournament would be held in January of that year.
The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Sunday confirmed that defender Anirudh Thapa has been cleared to join the team squad in Doha, Qatar... He had even missed India's Qualifier against Qatar earlier this week. "Camp update from Doha ... In Qatar, if the CT value is less than 30 then you are considered Covid positive.
It’s nice when you go all out,” said Guirado in a podcast on the Azkals’ ongoing bubble training camp. Guirado and the Azkals have left their training camp in Doha, Qatar, and went to Sharja in the United Arab Emirates to prepare for the resumption of the qualifiers.
MADRID, June 5 (Xinhua) -- Former FC Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez revealed in an interview with the La Vanguardia newspaper which was published in Spain on Saturday that he had twice turned down the chance to coach the club where he was an icon as a player, but said the time had not come for him to return to the Camp Nou.
The Azkals are now in Sharjah ahead of the resumption of their campaign in the joint qualifiers against China, after spending more than a week holding a training camp in Doha, Qatar... The Azkals captain saw plenty of positives during the Doha camp where a mixture of veterans and ...
THE Azkals had four late call-ups for the upcoming joint FIFA World Cup and AFC Asian Cup qualifiers after nine of the original call-ups backed out or aren’t eligible to make the squad ... The four players are now with the Azkals for training camp in Doha, Qatar ... (EKA) .