Posts Tagged Saudi Arabia

Qatar: Building team to spring surprise in 2022

In this photo taken on Nov. 5, 2014, a man walks on the pitch as Qatar’s Aspire Academy plays against a visiting team, San Lorenzo, in Doha, Qatar. Qatar is relying on the academy to train what it hopes will be a competitive team at the World Cup it is hosting in 2022. (AP Photo/John Leicester)

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — It’s a cold, hard fact of football: Countries with tiny populations don’t generally beat big ones with deep wells of talented players.

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Saudi woman arrested after attending soccer game

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A Saudi woman arrested while attending a soccer game in the kingdom claims she did not know women were prohibited from going to the male-only stadiums, the state-linked Okaz newspaper reported on Monday.

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