Our five year adventure in Doha, Qatarended June 1, 2012, but the memories will always remain. It's back to Texas where I have decided...Qatar isn't cornering the market on "quirky", as I once believed. Thanks for opening my eyes to the world,Doha!
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Qatar vs Australia
We scored a couple of tickets to the Qatar vs Australia 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying game from our new villa neighbor Steve. He and his wife Ella, and daughter Morgan, invited us to go along to watch the underdog Qatar National team take on the Socceroos. I'm sure the Aussies were expecting to roll right over Qatar, but we hung in there to the very end with no goals scored after ninety minutes of play. The 0-0 tie actually gave the Australians enough tournament points to qualify for the 2010 World Cup. We ended up sitting on the Aussie side (Steve, you traitor!), which was in itself quite entertaining, as they were what one would call a bit of a rowdy crowd. They had an unending repertoire of songs, chants, and cheers for the occasion, some not so family oriented. Unfortunately for them, they got their crowd bouncing beach ball confiscated and when one of their fans retaliated, he got himself bounced from the crowd, as well. His weapon of choice: popcorn. I guess an assault is an assault. The game and the people watching were all captivating, as always. Thanks, guys...enjoyed it!
Here's Morgan happy to know that the crowd control force is watching her back.
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