Visiting Qatar for World Cup ‘once in a lifetime experience’: US envoy

  • Publish date: Thursday، 29 September 2022
Visiting Qatar for World Cup ‘once in a lifetime experience’: US envoy

Timmy Davis, the US ambassador to Qatar and a former football player, is looking forward to the winter tournament there and assuring Americans living abroad of the much-anticipated extravaganza.

At a roundtable conversation with members of the local press, including reporters from Doha News, Ambassador Davis spoke from his home and praised Qatar's preparations for the 2019 World Cup.

"I am certain that Qatar will serve as a template for hosting important international sporting events. The World Cup in Qatar will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and I'm doing everything I can to reassure Americans of that, said Davis.

The World Cup will be unlike any that have been staged before, according to Ambassador Davis, who referenced Qatar's Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani's speech from his 77th address.

The recently appointed Ambassador, a native of Virginia, has only been in Qatar for a short while, but he already believes that Americans will learn to love Qatar, even if they aren't huge football fans.

If there is one thing that Americans believe they adore, it is a major event. Therefore, even if they do not currently support football, Davis predicted that they will by the time Qatar's World Cup is through.

The United States national team [USMNT] will make its World Cup debut in less than 60 days after failing to qualify for the 2018 tournament in Russia.

Although there are no exact numbers for how many Americans will attend the winter game, it is anticipated to be large. USMNT will compete in its eighth World Cup in nine tries since 1990.

On November 21, the USMNT will return to the international field and take on Wales in Group B, which also includes hosts England and Iran.

Why China gave two giant pandas to Qatar, the World Cup host

China said on Monday that it would give Qatar two giant pandas as a token of appreciation for hosting the World Cup.

According to Zhou Jian, China's ambassador to Doha, the Pandas—named "Suhail" and "Soraya"—will arrive in Qatar in October ahead of the 32-nation tournament's opening date of November 20.

Chinese businesses have made significant contributions to the creation of significant World Cup-related projects despite being unable to participate in the tournament.

China can show how close its political ties are by giving a foreign country its national animal.

However, pandas have also become a valuable commercial resource as China has become more capitalist. In the 1980s, China switched from giving them away to lending them for $50,000 per month, but the bears and their offspring remained Chinese property.

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