Play, art, life… Enchanting moments in Doha

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Final evening at Lucille. Cameroon’s match with Brazil. Ninety-third minute. Referee Ismail Ilfat runs away with a full smile. Vincent Abubakar with a physique dripping with sweat of pleasure. Cameron Peruma’s shirt was in his left hand, ‘Right here I’m, right here is Cameron,’ Abubakar introduced, beating his chest, shouting and smiling with tears in his eyes… Ismail Ilfat waited a little bit for the joy to subside, then took his hand. A pat on the shoulder…touched that sweaty face and conveyed all respect. After that, Abubakar raised his left hand with a yellow card and a crimson card behind him. Abubakar raises his head within the final moments of Lucille with a declaration that he will probably be right here so long as time loves soccer… a reminder that Roger Milla isn’t just Cameron…

Uruguay was exhausted after Ghana’s large and horned advance, which vowed to complete the 12-year grudge. Future wins the place Ghana loses. Twelve years in the past in South Africa’s soccer metropolis, it was Luis Suarez who crushed Ghana’s semi-final ambitions. Suarez stood between Ghana and victory, blowing all of the performs. Suarez defeated an African nation for the primary semi-final. Playwrights known as Suarez a rogue and African followers known as him the satan. Red carded Suarez laughs as Ghana skipper Asamoah Gyan misses penalty Ghana have been laughing regardless of dropping the sport final evening, and Suarez was in tears off the sector. There are numerous methods of revenge.

Luis Suarez shed tears after being eradicated and not using a knockout

November 29. Demise anniversary of Senegal legend Papa Bouba Diop. The jersey quantity 19 of Papa Diop, who grew up legendary within the single objective that embarrassed France within the opening match of the 2002 World Cup. This time on the twenty ninth, Senegal captain Kalidou Coulibaly had 19 written on his armband when he took the sector in opposition to Ecuador. Aliu Cisse, who led Papadiop’s crew in 2002, is now the coach. The coach who led Senegal to the ultimate of the African Nations Cup in 2019. Diop’s life ended on November 29, 2020 on the age of 41. Emmanuel Petit and Vieira cut up the protection and beat Fabian Barthes to shake the web. France by no means recovered from the shock of that objective. Coulibaly stood on the sector in reminiscence of the sin. Cisse can be out of the sector with concern that Senegal has a protracted solution to go.

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Kalidou Coulibaly (left) carrying an armband that reads ‘Pathapat’. Papa Bouba Diop wears Senegal’s quantity 19 jersey

One other sight was the celebration of Bruno Fernando, the proprietor of the double that defeated Uruguay in Lusail. Overlaying his ears with each fingers, he blinked on the sky. Fernandez’s educated mates stood round him. That is how he celebrated each objective in his profession. Fernandez saved each objective for his daughter Matilda, who could not hear the world cheering on her father’s achievements. Fernandez has at all times been impressed by the seductive photographs of a smiling Matilda sipping this gola delight at residence in Porto.

Attitudes have been born once more. Regardless of the defeat, Iran was famous for responding with silence in opposition to the fear inflicted on ladies by the Islamic non secular regime in its personal nation. They didn’t sing the nationwide anthem. The gallery is crammed with footage of Mahsa Amini. The image of Germany protesting in opposition to Qatar’s transfer to ban the One Love Am band, the response of the Qatari folks within the gallery to the image of Mesut Ozil, the playmaker who was kicked out of the German crew due to racism, FIFA’s transfer to nominate ladies to handle the Germany-Costa Rica match…

Qatar World Cup is a reminder that soccer isn’t just a sport.

 

 

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