Qatar meets Germany in friendly football match between women’s teams
To celebrate the Qatar-German Year of Culture 2017, there will be a friendly match between German and Qatari women’s football teams today.
On the occasion of the Qatar-German Year of Culture 2017, the German football ambassador initiated a special exchange: female football players from Germany and Qatar come together in Doha for a joint training and friendly game that is open to the public. The game was organized by the German Football Ambassador in cooperation with the German Embassy and the Goethe-Institut in the Gulf region and offered 25 young football players from Germany the opportunity to travel to Doha for an interesting sportive and cultural exchange.
Monika Staab, coach of the Qatar national team in 2014, strengthened the relationship between German and Qatari women’s football. In the same year she was also appointed German football ambassador to introduce effective structures for the training of football players together with the Qatari Football Association. This year, Staab was nominated by the Foreign Office of Germany as a member of the Board of Trustees for the 2017 German Year of Culture.
Roland Bishop of the German Football Ambassadors Initiative said: “It is great to see how football connects people worldwide and we are honored to contribute to the social-cultural exchange between the Qatari and German teams.”
As the program aims to intensify the relationship between the two teams, the visit includes a tour of the Museum of Islamic Art as well as a joint desert trip. The guests from Germany will also visit the Aspire Academy.
Peter Ziegler, Deputy Head of the German Embassy in Doha, said: “The friendly match between the German and Qatari female teams is just one example of the excellent co-operation between German and Qatari sport institutions, which not only covers stars but young talent as well.”
Today’s game will be held at 6 pm at the headquarters of the Qatar Women’s Sports Committee in the Aspire Zone. It is open to the public and admission is free.