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From Here to Anywhere: The Story of Football in Qatar

5 December 2022 | Produced by Pascale Abou Jamra

Discover the history of football in Qatar, from the earliest days of the first national team to the impressive achievements leading up to FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.

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In this documentary, key figures who have helped shape Qatar’s football legacy talk about the nation’s journey to becoming the sporting hub it is today.

Through interviews and archival footage, it traces the passion for football that has always been at the heart of Qatar, from early matches played in the sand and gravel, to the 1980s national team whose achievements shocked the world and the sport’s explosive popularity under the leadership of His Highness the Father Emir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani.

Pascale Abou Jamra is a Senior Digital Production Specialist at Qatar Museums.