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Meet the fans: Excitement reaches fever pitch as FIFA Club World Cup kicks-off in Qatar

Meet the fans: Excitement reaches fever pitch as FIFA Club World Cup kicks-off in Qatar

Qatar will host the FIFA Club World Cup for the second time in a row from 4-11 February – and local fans are looking forward to welcoming their teams from all over the globe.

Al Rayyan stadium set to reach 50% capacity for Amir Cup final

Al Rayyan stadium set to reach 50% capacity for Amir Cup final

Amid strict health and safety protocols, Al Rayyan stadium will reach approximately 50% capacity when it hosts this year's Amir Cup final between Al Sadd and Al Arabi on December 18 – Qatar National Day.

Fans will be greeted with vast green spaces, state-of-the-art amenities at Education City Stadium

Fans will be greeted with vast green spaces, state-of-the-art amenities at Education City Stadium

The landscape around Education City Stadium is dotted with leading universities, where cutting-edge research is conducted and academics inspire their students to be at their best.

15,000 more rooms for World Cup fans secured

15,000 more rooms for World Cup fans secured

About 15,000 additional rooms to accommodate visitors during the FIFA World Cup 2022 have been secured after a joint committee approved a number of residential properties for use during the tournament.

Hamilton says races without fans 'better than nothing'

Hamilton says races without fans 'better than nothing'

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton believes races without spectators are not ideal but worthwhile if it means the season can start.

VAR taking the fun out of football, Premier League fans tell survey

VAR taking the fun out of football, Premier League fans tell survey

More than two-thirds of Premier League fans believe the introduction of VAR has taken the fun out of football, according to a YouGov survey.

16 floating hotels to be set up for housing World Cup fans

16 floating hotels to be set up for housing World Cup fans

A total of 16 floating hotels are to be set up on the shores of Qetaifan Island North to provide accommodation for tourists and fans within the fan villages during the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Qatar fans lap up 60% of presale tickets for Club World Cup

Qatar fans lap up 60% of presale tickets for Club World Cup

Football fans based in Qatar lapped up a majority of Visa Presale tickets for the FIFA Club World Cup 2019 to be held in Qatar next month, it was revealed on Thursday.

Obiri delights Kenyan fans with 5000m gold

Obiri delights Kenyan fans with 5000m gold

A blitz of a final lap saw world champion Hellen Obiri retain her 5000m gold from London 2017 much to the delight of the massive contingent of Kenyan fans at the Khalifa International Stadium on Saturday.

Qatar ready to welcome world's top athletes, fans

Qatar ready to welcome world's top athletes, fans

Qatar is welcoming thousands of fans and competitors for the World Athletics Championships starting Friday, an event seen as a staging post towards the 2022 football World Cup.

English fans swarm Madrid ahead of Champions League final

English fans swarm Madrid ahead of Champions League final

Thousands of English football fans draped in their team's colours gathered in Madrid ahead of Saturday's Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham, many still desperately seeking tickets for the match.

Amir Cup final at Wakrah stadium to offer world-class experience for fans

Amir Cup final at Wakrah stadium to offer world-class experience for fans

All roads will lead to the Al Wakrah Stadium on Thursday as the newly-built venue for the 2022 World Cup will host the Amir Cup final.