Seeking Soccer Respect, Qatar Looked Abroad
Qatar's Senegal Soccer Camp
When the world’s attention turns to distant Qatar in 2022, the royal family wants to inspire nothing less than utter astonishment. Providing premier stadiums and unrivalled spectacle will be easy — that just costs money, of which Qatar has plenty. Far more difficult will be fielding a credible national soccer team. So what is a royal family with unlimited resources to do? Cue the African teenagers...
Excerpt from The New York Times Seeking Soccer Respect, Qatar Looked Abroad words by NYT/ photographs by Jason Florio