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Posted On: 12 December 2022 05:18 pm

Here are some feel-good moments from week 3 of the World Cup

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


Team England befriend a stray cat; adopt him

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.

Image credit: England football team

Emotional reunion between mother and son

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.

H.H. the Amir celebrating Morocco's win

H.H. The Amir was seen celebrating Team Morocco's win after their historic qualification into the semi-finals of the World Cup!

Sofiane Boufal celebrating with his mother

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?

The celebrations continue for Morocco

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?!

Women's safety in Qatar

Fans talk about the safety of women in Qatar and how they feel during their visit.

"You made the dream come true!"

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!"

76-year-old volunteer from Germany supports the World Cup

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.

76-year-old volunteering legend
Image Credit: Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy

Japanese fan tries Qatari food

Watch how a Japanese fan reacts to his first taste of the traditional Qatari dish ‘Harees’. We can surely say that he loved it!

Basketball session crashed by a legendary player Tracy McGrady

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.

Over 1.6M kilograms of CO2 emission reduced during the first half of the World Cup

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.

Argentina fans cheering at Souq Waqif

Souq Waqif was filled with hundreds of Argentina fans cheering for their team! Check out the amazing scenes.

Huge 'Get Well Soon' flag for Brazilian footballer Pelé

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.

David Beckham praises Qatar Foundation’s accessibility facilities

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.
English football star David Beckham
Image credit: QNA

Education City Stadium with dedicated accessibility volunteers

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 to get to the World Cup 2022 stadiums
Image Credit: Shutterstock

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!