Hosting the World Cup marks a pinnacle in Qatar's efforts to rise out of the shadow of its larger neighbours in the wider Middle East, where its politics and its upstart ambitions have brought both international attention and regional ire.
The road to the tournament — and Qatar's increased prominence on the global stage — has been fuelled by the country becoming one of the top exporters of natural gas.
That newfound wealth built the stadiums that fans will fill for the tournament, created the Arab world's most recognised news network, Al Jazeera, and enabled Doha's diplomatic outreach to the wider world.
The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 kicks off on November 20 at 9:30 PM, with hosts Qatar facing Ecuador in the opening game.
For the first time, the Indian viewers will revel in a wide coverage on TV and OTT platforms
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