Yemen – Aden squares full of football fans watching opening ceremony, first matches of the World Cup
Location: Yemen, Aden
Source: A24 Aden
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As the FIFA World Cup 2022 kicks off in Qatar, the streets of Aden, the contemporary capital of Yemen, are empty of pedestrians and vehicles. The city’s squares and large tents with huge screens dedicated to watching the matches for free witnessed a great turnout from citizens who came to watch the opening ceremony of the World Cup and the opening match between Qatar and Ecuador at Al-Bayt Stadium, which is located 40 kilometers north of the Qatari capital, Doha.
Football fans expressed their happiness at this World Cup, praising the State of Qatar for its wonderful and huge organization of this event.
The World Cup 2022 kicked off today, Sunday, in Qatar, and will continue until December 18, with the participation of 32 teams. Eight world-class stadiums will host matches for the occasion, which only comes about once every four years.
Participating teams in the World Cup were divided into 8 groups, with 4 teams in each group, from different continents of the world.
- Soundbite (Zayed Zaid Ahmed – citizen):
We came here to share the joy with football fans as this is the first time an Arab country hosts the World Cup. It will be a special memory for all Arabs. Watching the World Cup with people is more exciting than watching it at home.”
- Soundbite (Salim Ali Jaber – citizen):
“We came to the city to watch the World Cup tournament that is being held in the sister country of Qatar, and we wish it all success. It is the only tournament that is held in Arab countries. We wish Qatar to win this match, and we are in support of all Arab teams.”
- Shots citizens watching the opening ceremony of the World Cup
- Soundbite (Abdullah Shaif Al-Jalal – citizen):
“The World Cup is an event that takes place for the first time in the Arab world. It is an honor for the Arab nation that hosted the World Cup. We support all of the Arab teams in the tournament because we are one. Hosting the World Cup in an Arab country is an honor for us and for for all Arab countries