• World Cup fans put off by prices, beer limits commute by air

    9 days ago - By Bésame

    By ISABEL DEBRE
    Associated Press
    DOHA, Qatar - Travel at this World Cup was supposed to be easy in the tiny host nation of Qatar, after fans had to take long flights between cities at the last three tournaments.
    The eight stadiums in Qatar are in or near the capital, so fans don't have to go too far to get to matches - in theory. The country billed its World Cup as environmentally sustainable in part because of how compact it is, but the reality is quite different.
    Tens of thousands of foreign fans are turning to shuttle flights between Doha and neighboring Dubai for a number of reasons...
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  • Dutch not expected to emulate Germany with World Cup protest

    9 days ago - By Bésame

    DOHA, Qatar - The Netherlands is not expected to emulate Germany by making a gesture to protest host nation Qatar's human rights record before Friday's World Cup game against Ecuador. Germany's players covered their mouths for the team photo ahead of their match against Japan on Wednesday to protest against FIFA for its clampdown on the “One Love” armbands. Seven European teams had planned to wear the item in a move seen as a rebuke to Qatar. Netherlands defender Denzel Dumfries says the players won't do anything on the field Friday because they feel they have done enough. He says “from...
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