The World Cup has brought so many people together in Qatar and around the world and we have completed three weeks of this grand tournament. Along with the matches, the celebrations and the festivities, many things happened during the third week that made us happy.
The ILoveQatar.net (ILQ) team has put together a list of happenings and gestures that made the week beautiful. Let's check them out!
Team England befriended a stray cat and adopted him. Dave the cat will soon be travelling to the UK.
Read the story of lucky Dave here.
A touching moment could be seen by onlookers as a World Cup security guard was surprised by his mother right before a match last week. His mother had travelled from Algeria and they hadn't seen each other in a long time.
♥️A touching moment as a World Cup security guard was surprised by his mother right before a match. His mother had travelled from Algeria and they hadn't seen each other in a long time.— ILoveQatar - Live (@ILQLive) December 6, 2022
Source: https://t.co/cos8rIaDK6 (TikTok) #ILoveQatar #Qatar #Qatar2022 #WorldCupQatar2022 pic.twitter.com/BSlSXib9Xd
H.H. The Amir was seen celebrating Team Morocco's win after their historic qualification into the semi-finals of the World Cup!
H.H. The Amir was seen celebrating 🇲🇦Morocco’s win after a historic qualification into the semi-finals of the FIFA World Cup!— ILoveQatar - Live (@ILQLive) December 10, 2022
📹: q6rpic (Instagram)#ILoveQatar #Qatar #Doha #Qatar2022 #WorldCup #qatarworldcup #NowIsAll #MAR #Morocco #atlaslions #dimamaghrib #sheikhtamim pic.twitter.com/ocNnzJeYt9
Sofiane Boufal from Team Morocco celebrated his team's historic win against Portugal in the World Cup quarter-finals on 10 December with his mother. How cute are these photos?
🇲🇦 Sofiane Boufal celebrates a historic win with his mother! ❤️Photo credit 📷: 433#ILoveQatar #Qatar #Qatar2022 #WorldcupQatar2022 #MAR #Morocco #quarterfinals #atlaslions #dimamaghrib #SofianeBoufal pic.twitter.com/gaigl7jWeM— ILoveQatar - Live (@ILQLive) December 10, 2022
Team Morocco received a great celebration at their base camp once they got back from their quarter-final victory. Did you cheer for them too?!
🇲🇦Team Morocco received a great celebration at their camp once they got back from their Quarter-final victory!— ILoveQatar - Live (@ILQLive) December 11, 2022
📹: WyndhamDohaWestBay#ILoveQatar #Qatar #Qatar2022 #WorldCupQatar2022 #MAR @FRMFOFFICIEL pic.twitter.com/ydMTuEjhzO
Fans talk about the safety of women in Qatar and how they feel during their visit.
💕 Women of different nationalities talk about how safe they feel during their visit to Qatar.— ILoveQatar - Live (@ILQLive) December 10, 2022
What do you think, ILQ fam? 😍
Source: hayyatogether (TikTok)#ILoveQatar #Qatar #Qatar2022 #WorldCupQatar2022 pic.twitter.com/fyPE5xO61f
Seashore Group staff distributed roses to World Cup security & Doha Metro staff to appreciate their effort during the World Cup. The roses had a touching message saying, "You made the dream come true!"
😍Seashore Group staff distributed roses to World Cup security & Doha Metro staff in appreciation of their effort during the World Cup!— ILoveQatar - Live (@ILQLive) December 11, 2022
The roses had a touching message saying "You made the dream come true!"
How cute is this ILQ fam?
📷:NadeebQa#ILoveQatar #Qatar #Qatar2022 pic.twitter.com/56aNuZikyZ
A 76-year-old volunteer from Germany is participating in his fifth World Cup. Bihler is one of more than 20,000 volunteers involved in this year’s World Cup. He supports media operations at Stadium 974. Bihler says, "I sometimes joke that I have more World Cup participation than Messi."
Check his full interview here.
Watch how a Japanese fan reacts to his first taste of the traditional Qatari dish ‘Harees’. We can surely say that he loved it!
Legendary basketball player Tracy McGrady crashed a basketball session at Al Bidda Park after watching Team USA's World Cup match on 4 December 2022.
🏀 Legendary basketball player Tracy McGrady crashed a hoop session at Al Bidda Park after watching Team USA's World Cup match.🤩— ILoveQatar - Live (@ILQLive) December 4, 2022
🎥 tmac213 (Instagram)#ILoveQatar #Qatar #Qatar2022 #WorldCupQatar2022 pic.twitter.com/gTkVJ4YY7r
Mowasalat announced that during the first part of the World Cup, their electric vehicles were able to transport more than 4 million passengers over a distance of over 1.8M kilometers, which ultimately prevented over 1.6M kilograms of CO2 emissions.
The total CO2 emissions reduced amounted to 1,684,256 kg of CO2 emissions, equivalent to the absorption of 12,205 trees for 1 year. During the first half of the World Cup in Qatar (from 20 November until 6 December), over 900 electronic buses (e-buses) were used as tournament bus services (tbs) and as public transport, which carried over 4 million passengers.
🚌🔋🚌🍃— Mowasalat Qatar (@Mowasalat_QAT) December 8, 2022
During the first part of #Qatar2022, our #ElectricVehicles transported passengers over a distance of 1.8M+ kilometers, preventing over 1.6M kilograms of CO2 emissions.#mowasalat #sustainability #RoadtoQatar2022 #EV pic.twitter.com/1eYR2xjUaY
Souq Waqif was filled with hundreds of Argentina fans cheering for their team! Check out the amazing scenes.
🇦🇷Argentinian fans are going all out at Souq Waqif to cheer for their team ahead of the Quarter-final match against Netherlands on Friday, 9 Dec 2022!— ILoveQatar - Live (@ILQLive) December 8, 2022
📹:Souq Waqif (IG), barbyyyyyyp & Alfonso Laso (TikTok) #ILoveQatar #Qatar #Qatar2022 pic.twitter.com/Z1DvBmPRN1
Brazilian fans displayed a huge 'Get Well Soon' flag for football legend Pelé at Stadium 974 during the South Korea & Brazil match on 6 December 2022.
❤️Brazilian fans displayed a huge 'Get Well Soon' flag for Brazilian football legend Pelé at Stadium 974 during the South Korea & Brazil match!— ILoveQatar - Live (@ILQLive) December 5, 2022
📹:iloveqatar #ILoveQatar #Qatar #Qatar2022 #WorldCupQatar2022 pic.twitter.com/FmtCaWgDZ5
English football star David Beckham visited many facilities of Qatar Foundation and Education City Stadium and praised the "mobile sensory aid trailer", which is a safe space and haven for fans with sensory challenges for their commute to the stadium.
Regarding accessibility services for audiences with disabilities, Beckham said:
What we are witnessing today is a reflection of the power of sport, and the strength of this tournament is precise that you have such services available to children with disabilities, enabling them to enjoy the experience of attending matches.
Out of the eight World Cup stadiums, Education City Stadium was a match host destination with dedicated accessibility volunteers. In each game, 1,000 volunteers were available to assist spectators, out of which about 15 were dedicated accessibility volunteers.
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!
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