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Posted On: 5 December 2022 05:00 pm
Updated On: 5 December 2022 05:08 pm

Here are some feel-good moments from week 2 of the World Cup

Vrinda Abilash
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Qatar 2022 Week 2 highlights

The World Cup is turning out to be a memorable occasion for many in Qatar and even around the world. Apart from the matches, the celebrations and the festivities, many things happened during the second week that made us happy.

The (ILQ) team has put together a list of happenings and gestures that made the week beautiful. Let's check them out!

History made with an all-female refereeing trio for the first time

The Costa Rica vs Germany match of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ on 1 December 2022 saw an all-female refereeing trio for the first time in men's World Cup history. Stephanie Frappart was refereeing the match and was joined by Neuza Back and Karen Diaz as assistants.

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Image credit: FIFA

Group Stage sees a cumulative attendance of 2.45 million spectators

The group stage saw a cumulative attendance of 2.45 million spectators for the 48 matches in the tournament to date, overcoming the 2018 figure, and 1 million+ visitors to date have attended the FIFA Fan Festival in Doha.

group stage
Image credit: FIFA

    Endless celebrations for Brazil fans

    Brazilian fans endlessly celebrate their team's win against Switzerland at the metro station on 29 November 2022.

    Freestyle battle between fans

    Check out this video of fans showing off their football skills in the spirit of the World Cup.

    Neymar doppelgänger spotted in Qatar

    A look-alike of Brazilian football star Neymar was spotted around Qatar signing autographs, taking selfies & more! Have you spotted him anywhere yet?

    Fans' support for Al Annabi

    Qatar's fans thank team Al Annabi and cheer for them during the final group stage match on 29 November 2022.

    Couple celebrate wedding at match

    A just-wed couple celebrated their wedding at a stadium by watching a match. What a way to celebrate!

    Korean fan speaks Arabic

    A Korean fan surprised an interviewer with his ability to speak Arabic. How cool is that?!

    Doha metro prank

    What would you do if a stranger fell asleep on you on the metro? See how these World Cup fans react to this guy's sleeping prank.

    Female football fan who drove from Kerala reaches Qatar

    Naaji is a football fan, traveller & blogger who began her journey by road from Kerala, India to Qatar in October. She reached Qatar on 27 November. Know about her incredible journey here.

    naaji noushi
    Image credit: Naaji Noushi

    Fan's healthcare experience in Qatar

    A World Cup fan who suffered an illness during his stay in Doha shares his experience with Qatar's healthcare services and facilities.

    Kaká signs a young fan's shirt

    A little Brazilian fan got his shirt signed by legendary footballer Kaká, an unforgettable experience for him.

    Get well soon message for Pelé

    Football legend took to Instagram to thank Qatar for its tribute message as a get well soon message was projected on the Al Jaber Twin Towers.

    World Cup bringing people together

    A fan pays a beautiful tribute to how the World Cup is bringing people worldwide together in one place. Watch the video here!

    Child fixing a fan's ghitra

    An adorable moment of a child fixing a fan’s ghitra was captured in Qatar.

    H.H. the Amir taking a photo of his son

    A cute moment was captured as H.H. the Amir took a photo of his son at Stadium 974.

    Welcome back celebrations for the England team

    There were amazing welcome-back celebrations at England's base camp after their win against Senegal in the knockout stage on 4 December!

    How many of these made you smile? Did you see or face anything similar to these during the World Cup? Do let us know in the comments below. Do share this article - it keeps us going!