EXPLAINER: Sports in Qatar as country hosts 2022 World Cup


              FILE - A boy plays with a soccer ball at Dafna Park in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, May 4, 2019. Qatar will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup but soccer isn't the only sport played in the Gulf Arab country. From traditional pursuits to worldwide competitions, Qatar increasingly has marketed itself as a host for sports of all sorts. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
            
              FILE - Spectators attend the final soccer match during the inauguration ceremony of the Al Janoub Stadium, in Doha, Qatar, May 16, 2019. Qatar will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup but soccer isn't the only sport played in the Gulf Arab country. From traditional pursuits to worldwide competitions, Qatar increasingly has marketed itself as a host for sports of all sorts. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
            FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2006 file photo, fireworks explode at the end of the Closing Ceremony of the 15th Asian Games at the Khalifa Stadium in Doha, Qatar. Qatar will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup but soccer isn't the only sport played in the Gulf Arab country. From traditional pursuits to worldwide competitions, Qatar increasingly has marketed itself as a host for sports of all sorts. (AP Photo/Jamie Squire, File) FILE - Athletes from Qatar march into the stadium during the opening ceremony for the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea,Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Qatar will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup but soccer isn't the only sport played in the Gulf Arab country. From traditional pursuits to worldwide competitions, Qatar increasingly has marketed itself as a host for sports of all sorts. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File) FILE - People gather around the official countdown clock showing remaining time until the kick-off of the World Cup 2022, in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. Qatar will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup but soccer isn't the only sport played in the Gulf Arab country. From traditional pursuits to worldwide competitions, Qatar increasingly has marketed itself as a host for sports of all sorts. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, File) FILE - Al Duhail players receive the trophy from the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, center, after they beat Al Sadd in Amir cup final match in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, May 16, 2019. Qatar will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup but soccer isn't the only sport played in the Gulf Arab country. From traditional pursuits to worldwide competitions, Qatar increasingly has marketed itself as a host for sports of all sorts. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File) FILE - Sam Kendricks, of the United States, makes a clearance in the men's pole vault final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. Qatar will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup but soccer isn't the only sport played in the Gulf Arab country. From traditional pursuits to worldwide competitions, Qatar increasingly has marketed itself as a host for sports of all sorts. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)