It was found that the Qatar women’s soccer team, which had been active before and after the World Cup host decision, did not play an official match for several years afterward.
As a result, some suspect that Qatar, which has been criticized in the international community for its human rights issues such as women, pretended to have made a hasty team to host the event, but stopped various support as the need for publicity disappeared when the venue was confirmed.
The US daily New York Times (NYT) reported on the 10th (local time), “What the hell happened to the Qatar women’s national team?”
In fact, if you go to the Qatar Football 토토 Association website, there is no mention of the women’s national team. Qatar is also missing from the FIFA women’s national team rankings.
At least, the Instagram account named ‘Qatar Women’s Soccer’ is alive, but even that has 109 followers, the NYT reported.
The NYT pointed out that even on the Wikipedia page, there are only traces that indicate that the Qatar women’s national team existed.
The Qatar women’s soccer team, which was first created in 2009 when it was preparing to host the 2022 World Cup, made its debut at the 2010 Alba Women’s Football Championship. At that time, the Qatar women’s national team suffered a crushing defeat to Bahrain 0-17. After that, they continued to lose 0-18 against Palestine and 0-12 against Syria, and were eliminated from the group stage, but continued to be active after that.
Thanks to these efforts, Qatar was selected as the host country for the 2022 World Cup on December 2, 2010. Afterwards, Qatar entrusted the national team to coach Monica Stave, a former German women’s Bundesliga player, and produced the best results, losing to Maldives with a minimal goal difference of 0-1.
However, since then, Qatar has reduced support and interest at the national level and has not played a single official A match so far.
Qatar’s last game was on 19 April 2014 in the third group stage match against Bahrain at the West Asian Football Confederation Women’s Championship. Al Naemi scored a chase goal in the 6th minute of the second half and Al Jassim scored an additional goal in the 2nd minute of the first half of extra time, but they lost 2-8.
The uniforms worn by the players are said to have been made by a sportswear company a long time ago. The team sponsorship contract with Burda ended several years ago.