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Qatar World Cup unveils Countdown Clock with one year to go
Doha, Nov 22 (IANS) The 2022 Qatar World Cup marked one year to go to the big kick-off of the football extravaganza as it unveiled the official Countdown Clock at Doha's Corniche Fishing spot on Sunday evening.
2021-11-22
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Qatar buzzes with Formula One debut
Doha, Nov 21 (IANS) The roar of Formula One car engines whetted the excitement of motorsport fans in Qatar, who had keenly waited for celebrity racing drivers to burn the track as the country of 2.7 million feted the arrival of the marquee event.
2021-11-21
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Motorsports
Qatar GP: Hamilton on pole with Verstappen at second position
Doha, Nov 20 (IANS) Seven-times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton came up with a brilliant drive on Saturday to put his Mercedes car in pole position for Sunday's inaugural Qatar Grand Prix.
2021-11-20
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Other Sports
FIA rejects Mercedes' appeal on not to fine Verstappen for aggressive defending in Brazil
Doha, Nov 19 (IANS) Formula One stewards rejected Mercedes' request to review a decision not to penalise Red Bull's Max Verstappen over his controversial defence of Lewis Hamilton, on Lap 48 of last week's Sao Paulo Grand Prix.
2021-11-19
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Other Sports
Formula One: Red Bull's Max Verstappen tops first Qatar practice
Doha, Nov 19 (IANS) Red Bull's Formula 1 championship leader Max Verstappen lapped fastest in first practice, outpacing team driver Pierre Gasly by four-tenths of a second as Valtteri Bottas finished third in the inaugural Qatar Grand Prix on Friday. Title contender Lewis Hamilton ended the session more than seven-tenths of a second off the pace, complaining of a lack of power on the circuit's long straight.
2021-11-19
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Other Sports
Qatar could decide race for third-spot between McLaren, Ferrari
Doha, Nov 18 (IANS) The race is on not only for the first two positions as Mercedes and Red Bull jostle for the top spot, but there is also a big tussle going on behind for the third position in the Constructors' Championships with old rivals McLaren and Ferrari fighting for the third position in the season.
2021-11-18
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Other Sports
Chinese FM meets Taliban's Acting Deputy PM in Doha
Doha, Oct 26 (IANS) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held a meeting Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban's Acting Deputy Prime Minister, in the Qatari capital of Doha, marking the first face-to-face talks between the two sides since the takeover of Afghanistan by the group.
2021-10-26
Category: International, Qatar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Qatar set to host ICC qualifying event as part of road to Australia 2022
Doha, Oct 22 (IANS) The qualifying for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia is set to continue in Doha with five teams set to compete in the T20 World Cup Asia A Qualifier from October 23, 2021 onwards.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Cricket
New chapter opened in Afghanistan, world relations: Taliban FM
Doha/Kabul, Oct 12 (IANS) The Taliban-led government in Afghanistan has "opened a new chapter" in relations with the international community by sending a message of good ties to the world, said Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi.
2021-10-12
Category: International, Qatar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Asian TT Championships: India end campaign with three bronze
Doha, Oct 4 (IANS) India won two more medals and ended their Asian Table Tennis Championships 2021 campaign with a total of three bronze medals, here on Monday.
2021-10-04
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Other Sports
Asian TT: India assured of two medals in men's doubles (Ld)
Doha (Qatar), Oct 3 (IANS) Both the men's doubles teams in the fray in the Asian Table Tennis Championships won their respective quarter-final matches with an identical margin, making it to the semi-finals and assuring India two medals in the competition.
2021-10-03
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Other Sports
Asian TT 2021: Sharath, Sathiyan cruise; Shetty, Thakkar lose
Doha, Oct 3 (IANS) Achanta Sharath Kamal and Sathiyan G kept the Indian flag flying at the Asian Table Tennis Championships here, beating their lower-ranked opponents respectively in the Round of 32 on Sunday.
2021-10-03
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Other Sports
India men win team bronze in Asian tt, women finish fifth
Doha (Qatar), Oct 1 (IANS) The Indian men's table tennis team comprising Achanta Sharath Kamal, Sathiyan Gnanesekaran, and Harmeet Desai enhanced its reputation with a bronze medal in the Asian Table Tennis Championships here on Friday.
2021-10-01
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Other Sports
Qatar warns against isolating Taliban
Doha/New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Qatar's foreign minister has warned that isolating the Taliban could lead to further instability and urged countries to engage with the movement to address security and socioeconomic concerns in Afghanistan.
2021-09-01
Category: International, Qatar,Politics
COVID check: IOC Refugee Team cleared to proceed to Tokyo
Doha, July 18 (IANS) Members of the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Refugee Team -- who had gathered here for a 'welcome experience' and whose departure for the Games was delayed due to a Covid scare -- have been cleared to board the flight to Tokyo.
2021-07-18
Category: International, Qatar,Sports
Official in Refugee team for Olympics tests positive for COVID-19
Doha, July 14 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wednesday that an official from the IOC Refugee Olympic team had tested positive for COVID-19 before the departure to Tokyo.
2021-07-14
Category: International, Qatar,Sports
Asian Cup qualifiers: India, Afghan draw 1-1, both enter next round (Ld)
Doha, June 15 (IANS) India were lucky to get away with a 1-1 draw against Afghanistan without actually scoring in a Group E match of the World Cup 2022 and Asian Cup China 2023 Qualifiers here on Tuesday, and still advanced to the third and final round. The Afghan goalkeeper scored the goal in India's account.
2021-06-15
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Asian Cup qualifiers: India draw 1-1 vs Afghan, advance to next round
Doha, June 15 (IANS) India and Afghanistan played out a 1-1 draw in a Group E match of the World Cup 2022 and Asian Cup China 2023 Qualifiers here on Tuesday, and Sunil Chhetri's team advanced to the third round.
2021-06-15
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Asian Cup qualifiers: India, Afghanistan play goalless first-half
Doha, June 15 (IANS) India and Afghanistan played out a goalless first-half of a Group E match of the World Cup 2022 and Asian Cup China 2023 Qualifiers at the Jassim bin Hamad Stadium here on Tuesday.
2021-06-15
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
India will play to win against Afghanistan: Chief football coach
Doha, June 14 (IANS) The Indian football team will play with the aim to beat Afghanistan in a Group E match of the World Cup 2022 and Asian Cup China 2023 qualifiers here on Tuesday, chief coach Igor Stimac said on the eve of the game.
2021-06-14
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Asian Cup qualifiers: India aim for full points vs Afghanistan (Preview)
Doha, June 14 (IANS) Fresh from their 2-0 win against Bangladesh, the Sunil Chhetri-led India will look to garner full points when they face Afghanistan in their last Group E match of the World Cup 2022 and Asian Cup China 2023 Qualifiers at the Jassim bin Hamad Stadium here on Tuesday.
2021-06-14
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Indian football coach's philosophy is bearing fruit: Afghan defender Amiri
Doha, June 14 (IANS) India's chief football coach Igor Stimac has implemented a "philosophy of playing differently" and the change in strategy is bearing fruit, Afghanistan defender Haroon Amiri has said.
2021-06-14
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Data shows Indian football has turned a corner: Assistant coach Venkatesh
Doha, June 13 (IANS) Former Indian captain and current assistant coach of the national football team, Shanmugam Venkatesh, feels there has been a huge change in the "process and approach" of the current crop of players compared to what it used to be until two years back.
2021-06-13
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Can't compare myself to Lionel Messi: Chhetri
Doha, June 12 (IANS) Ace India football striker Sunil Chhetri said on Saturday that the hype around him surpassing Argentina legend Lionel Messi's tally of 72 goals for his country is misplaced and "the truth is that there is absolutely no comparison between me and him".
2021-06-12
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Indian football team should fight like bees do: Captain Chhetri
Doha, June 9 (IANS) India captain Sunil Chhetri says that "giving everything on the pitch" should be the motto of his team going forward.
2021-06-09
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
India's Chhetri now 3 short of Pele's 77 international goals
Doha, June 8 (IANS) Ace forward Sunil Chhetri has become the world's second most prolific goal scorer amongst the active players -- his tally of 74 is second only to Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo's 103 -- but the India captain is not counting them as yet. In the all-time goal scorers' list, Chhetri is three goals short of Pele's 77 goals.
2021-06-08
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Chief India football coach all praise for forward Chhetri
Doha, June 8 (IANS) Forward Sunil Chhetri's work ethics received lavish praise from chief coach Igor Stimac after the 36-year-old skipper netted both goals for India against Bangladesh in a FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 qualifier match here on Monday.
2021-06-08
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Asian Cup qualifiers: Chhetri nets 2 in India's win over Bangla (Ld)
Doha, June 7 (IANS) India captain Sunil Chhetri on Monday struck twice in the closing minutes to hand India a 2-0 win over Bangladesh to revive his team's prospects of advancing from Group E of the FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 qualifiers. The first-half had ended goalless.
2021-06-07
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Asian Cup 2023 qualifiers: India beat Bangladesh 2-0
Doha, June 7 (IANS) Captain Sunil Chhetri on Monday scored twice in India's 2-0 win over neighbours Bangladesh in a Group E Preliminary Round 2 match of the combined qualifiers for the World Cup 2022 and Asian Cup 2023 here on Monday.
2021-06-07
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Asian Cup 2023 qualifiers: India-Bangladesh 0-0 at half-time
Doha, June 7 (IANS) India and Bangladesh played out a goalless first half of a Group E Preliminary Round 2 match of the combined qualifiers for the football World Cup 2022 and Asian Cup 2023 here on Monday.
2021-06-07
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Bangladesh an annoying team: Indian football coach Stimac
Doha, June 6 (IANS) Bangladesh could not be taken lightly as they have a "great fighting spirit" and put in "quality work" on the pitch, India football's head coach, Igor Stimac, said on the eve of the combined qualifiers for the World Cup 2022 and Asian Cup 2023 here on Sunday.
2021-06-06
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
FIFA WC qualifiers: India's Adil Khan recalls double joy of 2019
Doha, June 6 (IANS) How many times does it happen that an athlete representing his national team scores a match-saving goal and at almost at the same time his father is undergoing a heart surgery -- a successful one? Indian football team defender Adil Khan savoured this on October 15, 2019, at the Yuva Bharati Krirangan (YBK), Kolkata.
2021-06-06
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Chhetri-led India in no mood to take Bangladesh lightly (Preview)
Doha, June 6 (IANS) The Sunil Chhetri-led Indian football team would take Bangladesh lightly at their own peril when the teams face off in the combined qualifiers for the World Cup 2022 and Asian Cup 2023, here on Monday.
2021-06-06
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Will look to sustain momentum gained against Qatar: Fernandes
Doha, June 5 (IANS) India football team midfielder Brandon Fernandes said on Saturday that sustaining momentum gained in opening match of combined qualifying tournament for 2022 World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup against Qatar would be key when his team takes on Bangladesh on June 7.
2021-06-05
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Kudos for India goalkeeper Sandhu for exploits vs Qatar
Doha, June 4 (IANS) Goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu has received appreciation for his performance despite the Sunil Chhetri-led Indian football team going down 0-1 to Asian champions Qatar in a World Cup Qatar 2022 and Asian Cup China 2023 preliminary Round 2 qualification match.
2021-06-04
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Cricket
10-man India go down 0-1 to Asian champs Qatar
Doha, June 4 (IANS) A dominant Qatar beat a 10-man India 1-0 in a FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 preliminary Round 2 qualification match here on Thursday.
2021-06-04
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Asian Cup qualifier: India go down 0-1 to Qatar
Doha, June 4 (IANS) India went down 0-1 to Asian champions Qatar in a joint qualifying tournament for the 2023 Asian Cup and the 2022 World Cup here on Friday. Abdel Aziz scored the solitary goal in the 33rd minute for Qatar.
2021-06-04
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
It'll be a difficult game vs Qatar, says India coach Stimac
Doha, June 2 (IANS) Indian football team head coach Igor Stimac on Wednesday conceded that his team would face an uphill task when it begins its bid to qualify for the 2023 Asian Cup with a match against Asian champions Qatar here on Thursday.
2021-06-02
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Asian Cup football qualifiers: India face champions Qatar (Preview)
Doha, June 2 (IANS) Despite a far-from-ideal preparation, the Sunil Chhetri-led Indian football team begins its bid to qualify for the 2023 Asian Cup with a match against Asian champions Qatar on Thursday. Although it is a combined qualification tournament, combining the 2022 World Cup, India are out of contention for the game's biggest tournament.
2021-06-02
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Without a camp, not ideal to play football qualifiers: Jhingan
Doha, June 1 (IANS) Defender Sandesh Jhingan on Tuesday conceded that it wasn't an ideal situation for the Indian football team to play a combined qualifying tournament for the 2023 Asian Cup and the World Cup 2022 here without a proper preparatory camp.
2021-06-01
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
WC qualifiers: We were confident vs Qatar in 2019, says g-k Sandhu
Doha, May 31 (IANS) A goalless draw against Asian champions Qatar in the first-leg of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in 2019 in Doha remains one of the highlights of the career of Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, goalkeeper of the Indian football team. He led India in that match in the absence of an ailing Sunil Chhetri.
2021-05-31
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Focused completely on AFC Asian Cup 2023 qualifiers: Midfielder Suresh
Doha, May 30 (IANS) India football team midfielder Suresh Singh said on Sunday that the squad was focused completely on qualifying for the AFC Asian Cup 2023 during their campaign here where they will play three matches, beginning June 3.
2021-05-30
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
FIFA WC qualifiers: 'India to draw on 2019 experience vs Qatar'
Doha, May 29 (IANS) Midfielders Rowllin Borges and Brandon Fernandes said on Saturday that the Indian football team would draw upon the experience of playing Qatar in 2019 when they take on the Asian champions in the World Cup 2022 and Asian Cup 2023 qualification fixture here on June 3.
2021-05-29
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Pandemic has made Indian football team more resolute: Chief coach
Doha, May 29 (IANS) The "current situation all around" due to Covid-19 would motivate the Indian men's football team to perform well in the upcoming World Cup 2022 and Asian Cup 2023 Qualification fixtures beginning here on June 3, chief coach Igor Stimac said on Saturday.
2021-05-29
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Qatar reports 202 new Covid-19 cases, 216,885 in total
Doha, May 29 (IANS) The Qatari health ministry on Friday announced 202 new Covid-19 Infections, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the Gulf state to 216,885, the official Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported.
2021-05-29
Category: International, Qatar,Health/Medicine,Politics
Kohli, Chhetri fitness pioneers in the country: Football defender Kotal
Doha, May 25 (IANS) India defender Pritam Kotal said on Tuesday that his captain, football star Sunil Chhetri, and India cricket captain Virat Kohli are "pioneers" in the field of fitness in the country and there was a lot to learn from them.
2021-05-25
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Dubai results won't have any impact in Doha: Indian football team
Doha, May 23 (IANS) Indian football team goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu said on Sunday that the results of the international friendlies in Dubai in March will not have an impact on the team's campaign in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 Qualifiers, scheduled from June 3 onwards.
2021-05-23
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
ACL experience will come good on India assignment in Doha: Ishan Pandita
Doha, May 23 (IANS) FC Goa striker Ishan Pandita, currently with the Indian football team in Doha for the World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 Qualifiers, said on Sunday that the experience of competing in the Asian Champions League (ACL) for his club recently will help him in the latest assignment.
2021-05-23
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Dubai results won't have any impact in Doha: Indian football team
Doha, May 23 (IANS) Indian football team goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu said on Sunday that the results of the international friendlies in Dubai in March will not have an impact on the team's campaign in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 Qualifiers, scheduled from June 3 onwards.
2021-05-23
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football
Indian football squad's 10-day quarantine waived off by Qatar
Doha, May 20 (IANS) The 28-member Indian national football squad, which arrived in Doha on Wednesday to play in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and the AFC Asian Cup qualifiers, had their 10-day quarantine period waived off by the Qatar Football Federation (QFA).
2021-05-20
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Football