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World Cup 2022: Football as soft power in the Middle East

"I think the biggest misconceptions tend to be the idea of a lack of footballing history"

Abdullah Al-Arian, associate professor at Georgetown University in Qatar, speaks about the Middle East’s relationship with football and the use of the sport as a soft power
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