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DOHA, Nov 30: Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani inaugurated on Tuesday the 10th FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021 at Al Bayt Stadium in Al-Khor City, some 46 km. to the north of the capital city of Doha in the presence of FIFA President Gianni Infantino. Sheikh Tamim welcomed the participating teams, expressing joy for Qatar hosting the Arab tournament 12 months ahead of hosting the FIFA World Cup 2022 for the first time in the Middle East.
On his part, Infantino said, in a welcoming speech in Arabic, “Today Qatar is the house of the Arab world, and tomorrow it will be the house of the world.” “Let’s be one nation, one family. Let’s enjoy football together,” FIFA President added. The opening ceremony saw exciting artistic and musical shows featuring the Arab heritage and folklore and audiovisual technologies. The ceremony paid tribute to late Arab actors Abdul-Hussein Abdul-Redha and Saeed Saleh. (KUNA)