Football History Of Qatar

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Football History Of Qatar
  • Qatar has witnesses a series of successful events before becoming host nation of FIFA World Cup 2022.
  • Football made its entry in Qatar in 1940s with Doha Stadium becoming the first arena of the game.
  • Competitive amateur football games started taking place at Doha Stadium from the early 1950s.
  • The historic stadium hosted legendary boxer Muhammed Ali and FIFA World Cup™ winning legend Pelé in 1973.


  • Qatar built a new home for its national team in Khalifa International Stadium hosting many international competitions and football games 
  • In 1981, Qatar made an impressive run to the final match of the Under-20 FIFA World Cup™ in Australia, defeating both Brazil and England.
  • In 1984, Qatar’s national team qualified for their first Olympic Games.
  • In 1992, Qatar made its first triumph in the Gulf Cup, hosted in Doha.
  • Qatar hosted the best players in the world for the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Doha in 1995.
  • Qatar won gold medal in football at the Asian Games held in Doha , defeating Iraq 1-0 in the final. 
  • Qatar notched another Gulf Cup win in 2014 by taking the title in Saudi Arabia in 2014.
  • Qatar’s path in the field of its sporting history changed after it was announced as the host country of 2022 FIFA World Cup 2022.