Doha, November 28 As Qatar celebrates the year leading up to the 2022 FIFA World Cup with a virtual dress rehearsal – the Arab Cup – which kicks off on November 30, Indian expats have supported the Gulf State with the steward of the embassy a carnival.
With the changing weather and the sun beating less hard on the country that will be the harbinger of the inaugural Winter Soccer World Cup next year, people have lapped up events and celebrations that have reached a crescendo. in the country where Ind makes the largest grouping.
The Indian Ambassador to Qatar, Dr Deepak Mittal, wore a brown sleeveless jacket amid a sea of balloons in the colors of the Qatar flag – brown and white, at the opening of the carnival at the Ideal Indian School in Doha. The event was held to mark the international soccer jamboree which will kick off in the country on November 21 next year.
The Indian community, Mittal told local media, is showing solidarity and support for the great global sporting event.
Ind was the only non-Arab community to host the Arab Cup trophy. This is a great recognition for our country, Mittal told the local Gulf Times daily on the day of the Indian community’s carnival.
“Qatar have no intention of slowing down preparations for next year’s World Cup. Last week Qatar put on a spectacular show by hosting their first-ever Formula 1 Grand Prix at Losail Circuit Sports Club, “said a reporter from Doha. who has been watching the Gulf State flex their athletic muscles for years now.
For the second year in a row, Qatar are set to host Australian Open qualifiers ahead of the first Grand Slam of 2022 in Melbourne in January. Global football icon David Beckham, one of the guests at last week’s Ooredoo Qatar F1 Grand Prix, showed how well the country handles high-traffic sporting events, the reporter said.
The Arab Cup, which kicks off on November 30, will see 16 teams participate with a total of 368 players.
With less than 360 days to go before the 2022 FIFA World Cup, this momentum will boost the interest and expectations of football fans in India, an Indian embassy official said.
“Indian school sports teachers need to get the message across that playing and winning, and representing the school, university, state, district is not the end of the world,” said Armstrong Vaz, an Indian sports journalist based in Doha. Some may not even be able to do this, but they should realize that there are many avenues in the sport and that a wide range of careers await them, said Vaz, a former sports administrator.
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