Pakistan will receive $2 billion from Qatar in bilateral support to help ease the South Asian nation's funding crunch and the consequent risk of default.
The 34-year-old Real Madrid striker had been struggling with the injury for some time and had played less than half an hour of football in his club's last six games before the World Cup.
"Hunting teaches a man perseverance and self-reliance," said Muhannadi, as the strong scent of coffee wafted from nearby. He hoped that the hosting of the World Cup would grant Qatar the opportunity to "spread our culture and national identity."
Beer will not be sold in Qatar's World Cup stadiums, the world soccer governing body FIFA said in a statement on Friday. FIFA said the decision was taken following "discussions" with the World Cup hosts.
France's Stephanie Frappart, Salima Mukansanga from Rwanda and Japan's Yoshimi Yamashita are among the 36 match referees. Brazil's Neuza Back, Mexico's Karen Diaz Medina and US Kathryn Nesbitt have been included in the 69 assistant referees.
The UAE registered their second straight victory at 2021 FIFA Arab Cup after overcoming Mauritania 1-0 at the Ras Abu Aboud Stadium in Doha on Friday. Khalil Ibrahim Al Hamadi’s last-gasp goal at the third minute of the injury
FIFA had set Tuesday as the deadline to submit a bid to host the tournament, but Australia’s decision to pull out leaves Saudi Arabia as the only declared candidate.
The football star donned these shirts during the first halves of the group-stage rounds against Saudi Arabia and Mexico, as well as later games against Australia, the Netherlands and Croatia — and the final against France.
The value of the new Qatar Airways deal was not disclosed but is likely worth hundreds of millions of dollars. At World Cup finals, trophy and medal presentation assistants are dressed in the airline's uniform.