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World leaders descend on Qatar for World Cup 2022 kickoff | Qatar World Cup 2022 Information – EAST AUTO NEWS

World leaders descend on Qatar for World Cup 2022 kickoff | Qatar World Cup 2022 Information


UN Secretary-Basic Antonio Guterres, Rwanda’s Paul Kagame, Palestine’s Mahmoud Abbas are amongst these arriving in Doha.

World leaders, politicians, diplomats and royalty have begun to reach in Qatar earlier than the 2022 FIFA World Cup kickoff on Sunday.

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and United Nations Secretary-Basic Antonio Guterres arrived in Doha on Saturday, adopted by Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who was noticed at Hamad Worldwide Airport on Sunday, Qatar Information Service reported.

Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman additionally touched down within the host nation late on Saturday earlier than Sunday night’s opening match between Qatar and Ecuador.

Prince Mohammed’s arrival in Qatar comes after Saudi Arabia and Doha resumed diplomatic ties in January 2021 following years of frosty relations.

Saudi Arabia, taking part in in Group C, will tackle Argentina on November 22.

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi may even attend the opening ceremony, Egyptian state TV quoted the presidency as saying on Sunday.

These not attending in particular person have despatched messages of help.

On Friday, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Qatar’s emir, obtained a name from Russian President Vladimir Putin. He referred to as the emir’s workplace to congratulate the host nation and want the Qatari nationwide group success of their coming video games.

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Qatar’s Bassam al-Rawi celebrates after scoring within the AFC Asian Cup towards Iraq at Al Nahyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, in 2019 [File: Suhaib Salem/Reuters]

The official opening ceremony is slated to kick off at Al Bayt Stadium at 5pm (14:00 GMT) on Sunday earlier than the inaugural Qatar-Ecuador match at 7pm (16:00 GMT).

occer Football - World Cup - South American Qualifiers - Ecuador v Argentina - Estadio Monumental Banco Pichincha, Guayaquil, Ecuador - March 29, 2022 Ecuador's Byron Castillo in action with Argentina's Nicolas Gonzalez
Ecuador’s Byron Castillo in motion with Argentina’s Nicolas Gonzalez in the course of the South American qualifiers for the World Cup in Guayaquil, Ecuador in March 2022 [File: Jose Jacome/Pool/Reuters]

The emir’s workplace mentioned the opening occasion can be attended by “quite a lot of Their Majesties, Highnesses, and Excellencies Heads of States and Heads of Delegations of brotherly and pleasant nations”.

Qatar, competing in Group A of their debut World Cup look, will face Senegal on November 25 and the Netherlands on November 29.

World leaders descend on Qatar for World Cup 2022 kickoff | Qatar World Cup 2022 Information – EAST AUTO NEWS
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