Posted 14th of April 2019

Sport Lovers New Destination: Qatar

Words by Sarah Aljufairi

Prepare yourself for an action packed year of sports in Qatar this 2019. Ever since Qatar has been appointed to hold the 2022 World Cup and its national football team won the 2019 Asian Cup, Qatar has been on people’s radar as one of the sport event hotspots of the world.

In the aftermath of these events, the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championship will be held here in Qatar in the month of September 2019 as announced by the Qatar Olympic Committee.

This championship includes challenging Olympic sports such as long jump, both the 100 and 800 meter races, hammer throw, high jump, triple jump, and more.

Qatar is also announced to be participating in the 2019 Copa America championship. Copa America will be held in Brazil from June 14 to July 7 2019. This could be another huge mark made in Qatar sports history if the Qatar national team made it far into the championship since it is such a renowned and respected tournament.

Qatar’s first match will be on June 16 against Paraguay. In hopes that they make it far enough, next match will be held on June 20, Qatar will go head to head with Colombia. And hopefully again on June 23, our national team will be going up against Argentina.

For more information on sports news or other types of events and news in Qatar, please visit the GoExplore website as it is constantly updating in relevancy to what is new in Qatar.