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Qatar hosts more than 1.4 million visitors during FIFA World Cup

Tribune News NetworkDohaMore than 1.4 million fans from across the globe have visited Qatar for the FIFA World Cup 2022.With Argentina and France gearing up for the final at Lusail Stadium this evening, tournament organisers announced that cumulative...

Dec 18, 2022
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Argentina or France? FIFA World Cup ambassadors predict Qatar 2022 champions

Tribune News NetworkDohaTonight, at Lusail Stadium in Qatar, either Argentina or France will lift the FIFA World Cup Winner’s Trophy for the third time.It is a tantalising match-up and will provide a fitting finale to the first FIFA World Cup in...

Dec 18, 2022
FILE - This May 21, 2016 file photo shows actress Taraneh Alidoosti during a photo call for the film "Forushande" (The Salesman) at the 69th international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Iranian authorities arrested Alidoosti, one of the country’s most famous actresses on charges of spreading falsehoods about nationwide protests that grip the country, state media said Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)

Iranian authorities arrest actress of Oscar-winning movie

Iranian authorities arrested one of the country’s most renowned actresses Saturday on charges of spreading falsehoods about nationwide protests that grip the country, state media said.The report by IRNA said Taraneh Alidoosti, star of the...

Dec 18, 2022
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'No hooliganism': Qatar 2022 best-ever World Cup, says FIFA chief       

QNADohaFIFA President Gianni Infantino has said that the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 was the best World Cup edition ever and it succeeded in uniting the world.In a press conference on Friday, Infantino said that the World Cup was successful on all fronts, with no hooliganism.“World Cup revenues increased by $1 billion from the previous edition to a...

Dec 16, 2022
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beIN to broadcast World Cup final on free-to-air channel and YouTube

Tribune News NetworkDohabeIN SPORTS will broadcast FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 final on free-to-air channel and YouTube as part of its commitment to making the Arab world's first World Cup accessible for viewers across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).The match as well as the entire day's coverage will be available to stream free of...

Dec 16, 2022
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Infantino: Volunteers are the heart and soul of the World Cup

QNADohaFIFA President Gianni Infantino has thanked the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 volunteers, describing them as the "heart and soul" of the tournament.The FIFA President was speaking at the Volunteer Celebration Event, held at the FIFA Fan Festival on Doha's famous Corniche."You are the best volunteers ever for the best World Cup ever, thank...

Dec 16, 2022
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FIFA: Sustainability game-changers at World Cup

The International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) said that FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 has been a game changer in terms of organizing a sustainable tournament. Many innovations will have a lasting influence on the way similar events are planned and delivered in the future.FIFA said in a report today that a special and comprehensive program for energy and water management has been...

Dec 16, 2022
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Polish referee Marciniak to officiate World Cup final between Argentina and France

QNADohaFIFA announced Thursday that Polish referee Syzmon Marciniak will officiate Argentina and France in the final of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, scheduled next Sunday at Lusail Stadium.Marciniak was the referee of the match in which Argentina won against France 2-1 in the second round, as well as the match in which France won against Denmark by the same result in the group stage.He has been...

Dec 16, 2022
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Argentina resume training for final

QNADohaArgentina resumed training today at Qatar University stadiums in preparation for the final match of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 against defending champions France at Lusail Stadium on Sunday.Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni supervised the training following a rest day given to all players after their semi-final match where they beat Croatia 3-0.Scaloni focused on physical training at the...

Dec 16, 2022
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‘Seeing fans pose and take photos with my artwork is amazing’ 

Graffiti artist Michael Conjusta is impressing football fans from across the globe with his eye-catching murals.The 44-year-old Filipino, a long-term Qatar resident, has been creating artwork as part of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy’s (SC) Cultural Activation Programme, which is hosting talent during the FIFA World Cup to complement the festive atmosphere in the country.Conjusta...

Dec 14, 2022
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FIFA journalists: Qatar presented outstanding model in WC hosting

QNADohaSeveral British journalists working for the FIFA website stressed that the State of Qatar presented an outstanding model in its World Cup organization, hailing the tremendous level provided by Qatar for organizing the 22nd World Cup edition, describing it as exceptional.In their remarks to Qatar News Agency (QNA), the journalists expressed their content for attending the first World Cup...

Dec 14, 2022
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Lions on the prowl, Le Bleus wary

Vinay NayuduDohaAhead of the Morocco-France FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 semi-final, more than a dozen flights have been put in place to bring in more fans from Rabat, Marrakesh and Casablanca to Doha. This is in addition to the tens and thousands of fans who are already rooting for the Atlas Lions.The Royal Moroccan Football Federation gave out tickets it held to fans back home so they could travel...

Dec 14, 2022
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Messi confirms Qatar final will be his last World Cup game

Lionel Messi has confirmed he will play his last World Cup game when Argentina take on France or Morocco in Sunday’s final in Qatar.Messi lead Argentina to a 3-0 win over Croatia in their semi-final on Tuesday and will earn his 172nd cap at the weekend when he tries to bring the country its first World Cup title since 1986.“I feel very happy, to be able to achieve this, to finish my World Cup...

Dec 14, 2022
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‘Possibly the best trip’: Englishman’s misgivings change after Qatar trip

Tribune News NetworkDohaAn Englishman man, who was anxious about travelling to Qatar for the FIFA World Cup, had his misgivings changed after what he described as a “very special” trip.Gary Fuller from Ipswich, the UK, came to Qatar as a solo traveller to support the Three Lions and was touched by his experiences in Qatar.“I was very anxious and nervous travelling to Qatar because of all the...

Dec 12, 2022
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Virat Kohli pens heartfelt note in support of Cristiano Ronaldo

Former India Cricket team captain Virat Kohli has come out in support of star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo after his Portugal side exited the ongoing FIFA World Cup on Saturday (December 10). Portugal’s exit from the tournament now means that Ronaldo is likely to end his career without a World Cup trophy. Now 37, the star Portugal player was seen in tears on Saturday and received plenty of...

Dec 12, 2022
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Brilliant goalkeepers lead their teams to semi-finals

QNADohaThe goalkeepers of the qualified teams for the semi-finals of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 stole the limelight after their remarkable performance that played a major role in tipping the scales of their countries and leading them to the advanced stages.The goalkeepers' creativity contributed greatly to the results their teams achieved, which serves as well-deserved proof that the...

Dec 12, 2022
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HIA passenger traffic more than doubles to nearly 36 mn in 2022

Tribune News NetworkDohaPassenger traffic at Hamad International Airport (HIA) more than doubled in 2022 as it welcomed 35.7 million passengers throughout the year, an increase of 101.9 percent year-on-year.The airport also saw an increase in overall aircraft movements, which jumped 28.2 percent...

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ALGERIAn NATIONAL DAY CELEBRATed

(From left) Minister of Municipality HE Dr Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Subaei, Algeria’s Ambassador to Qatar HE Dr Mestafa Boutora, Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani, Minister of Justice HE Masoud bin Mohammed Al Ameri, HE Ibrahim Abdullah Fakhro and HE Ali Ibrahim Ahmed at an event to...

Paris Saint-Germain's Argentine forward Lionel Messi reacts during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Stade de Reims at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on January 29, 2023. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP)
Messi wishes Maradona had witnessed Argentina’s World Cup 2022 triumph

STATS Perform/dpaLionel Messi wishes Diego Maradona had been able to hand him the World Cup trophy last month, but he has no regrets over the time it took him to lead Argentina to football’s greatest prize.Messi inspired Argentina to their fourth World Cup in Qatar last year, winning the Golden...

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Commercial Bank named ‘Best Trade Finance Provider’ in Qatar by Global Finance

Tribune News NetworkDohaFor the fourth consecutive year, Commercial Bank, the most innovative digital bank in Qatar, has been named the Best Trade Finance Provider in Qatar by Global Finance, the world’s leading publication that recognises excellence in the financial industry. This award...

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