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Why the Emir of Qatar gave Messi a tunic, what it means

This Sunday, December 18, although it may seem strange because of the date, the Qatar 2022 World Cup ended with Argentina as champion, winning the cup again 36 years after Maradona lifted it.

10 memorable impressions from the Qatar World Cup

The Qatar World Cup has delivered a rich feast of soccer for the past month, with shocks, great goals, incredible celebrations and record-breaking feats served up by the assembled cast.

Red cards in the World Cup so far

There have been five red cards at the Fifa World Cup 2022 in Qatar so far. The first sending-off came for Wales when they played Iran in their Group B clash. Wayne Hennessey was shown a red card for clobbering Mehdi Taremi in the last 10 minutes of their second game.

Gree part of FIFA World Cup 2022

The first winter FIFA World Cup to be held in a dessert nation is now on full swing. Perched on a small peninsula in Persian Gulf of the Middle East, Qatar is featured by a tropical dessert climate and one of the hottest-rated countries on Earth. Even in winter, the highest temperature can reach to 30 degree Celsius.

World Cup pitch invader with rainbow flag released: ministry

An Italian man who ran onto the pitch during a World Cup match in Qatar carrying a rainbow flag has been released following a brief detention, the Italian foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

No booze? No problem for most fans at World Cup in Qatar

Soccer fans at the almost alcohol-free World Cup are ready to pay high prices for a beer, a few have tried to smuggle booze into stadiums but most simply accept that drinking is off limits at the first tournament in a Muslim country.

Arab fans unite after surprise wins in Qatar

Victories against the odds by Arab teams competing at the Middle East's first World Cup have inspired their supporters, bringing a rare sense of optimism and unity for fans from the Gulf to the Atlantic Ocean.

German pundit Wagner apologises for bathrobe comment

Pundit and former German international striker Sandro Wagner apologised on Monday for his "ill considered" remark when he commented on the World Cup match between Germany and Spain the day before for the German TV channel ZDF.

Senegal beat Qatar to leave World Cup hosts on brink of early exit

Host nation Qatar were pushed to the brink of an early elimination from their own World Cup on Friday after a 3-1 defeat to Senegal.

November 22, 2022
November 22, 2022

World Cup matches in Qatar run longer than ever

Matches at the World Cup in Qatar are running longer than at any other tournament after referees were told to account for time-wasting and delays more punctiliously.

November 20, 2022
November 20, 2022

Mashrafe's take on Qatar-Ecuador match

The ace cricketer has already chalked out his predictions for each of the games of the World Cup and has shared his predictions with The Daily Star.

November 20, 2022
November 20, 2022

First special Israel-Qatar flight takes off for World Cup

The first direct commercial flight between Israel and Doha took off Sunday after Qatar approved the flights for World Cup ticket holders despite having no ties with Israel.

November 20, 2022
November 20, 2022

A riveting ride to Qatar

After winning the rights to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup in 2010, it quickly became clear that Qatar would have to pull a rabbit out of its hat to successfully stage football’s showpiece event. The largest concern at the time was whether players could even perform in the searing summer as the Mi

November 20, 2022
November 20, 2022

Qatar 2-1 Ecuador: What's your prediction?

‘The Greatest Show on Earth’ kicks off with hosts Qatar taking on South-American side Ecuador in the opener. Can the 2019 Asian Cup champions, with their possession-based style, mark their World Cup debut with a momentous win or will Ecuador use their physicality and aerial prowess to spoil Qatar’s party?

November 17, 2022
November 17, 2022

What it means when we hoist foreign countries’ flags during the World Cup

Special events need special celebrations, so hoisting foreign flags pales in comparison to the magnitude of the stakes at play.

November 14, 2022
November 14, 2022

Dua Lipa denies she will perform at Qatar World Cup

Popular singer Dua Lipa has denied reports that she will be performing at the opening ceremony of the upcoming FIFA World Cup—which will take place on November 20. The pop star said that she would not visit Qatar until they improve their human rights record.

November 12, 2022
November 12, 2022

Qatar name fully home-based squad for World Cup

Qatar coach Felix Sanchez selected a 26-man squad World Cup on Friday exclusively made up of home-based players led by attacking trio Akram Afif, Almoez Ali and Hassan Al-Haydos.

November 4, 2022
November 4, 2022

Govt to buy 115,000 tonnes of fertilisers

The cabinet committee on government purchase (CCGP) yesterday gave the nod to buy 115,000 tonnes of fertiliser from two Middle Eastern countries to increase fertiliser stock for producing crops in the coming seasons.

October 2, 2022
October 2, 2022

Qatar races to ready luxury and budget rooms for World Cup

Fifty days before the World Cup kicks off in Qatar, workers are pouring concrete and hammering through the night to ready luxury hotels and bargain apartments for a million or more football fans.