Qatari comic Hamad al-Amari believes the match will showcase the tradition of Qatar and the Center East.
Qatari slapstick comedian Hamad al-Amari believes that World Cup, which kicked off on Sunday, is a chance to “showcase” the nation’s wealthy tradition to the world.
In an interview with Al Jazeera’s sports activities presenter Sana Hamouche, al-Amari additionally responded to criticism that Qatar lacked a soccer heritage.
“Rising up, we performed soccer barefoot. That was what we did as children. Soccer is essentially the most watched sport, participated sport within the nation,” he mentioned.
The short-witted al-Amari, who speaks English with a particular Irish lilt having lived in Eire for a few years, stays unfazed by the criticism that has been levelled at Qatar within the build-up to the match.
“I don’t assume some other nation has been uncovered to the issues that Qatar has been uncovered to within the media,” he mentioned, “and it’s superb, we’re doing it anyway. It’s occurring.”
“It’s our duty as Qataris to showcase our tradition and convey individuals in, and that’s precisely what we’re doing,” he mentioned.