Unease lingers as Qatar, Bahrain meet for key football match today
The Peninsula reports:
All eyes are on Manama as Qatar and Bahrain play a key Asian qualifying match for the 2014 World Cup in the Bahraini capital today amidst continuing tension in the host country and its uneasiness with the neighbour.
The two neighbours are playing just weeks after Al Jazeera English Channel telecast a controversial documentary on the unrest in Bahrain…
It would be interesting to see how the issue affects the football fixture between the two countries today.
“There is some concern among the people here as they are quite eager to see how their country’s team is treated in the neighbouring Bahrain,” an analyst said on grounds of anonymity…
The match is quite important for Qatar, which has won the 2022 World Cup bid and whose new Brazilian coach, Sebastio Lazaroni, would be aiming for a winning start.
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Anyone going to Bahrain for the match?