Qatar's emir hopes 2022 World Cup can heal Arab world divisions

For the first time, the tournament is set to take place in the Middle East, as host-nation Qatar faces a blocked by Gulf countries.

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    The countdown is on for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, which will be the first time the tournament is played in the Middle East.

    Qatar wants the event to be a source of pride for all Arab countries and Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani says hopes it will help bring a divided region back together.

    Al Jazeera's Victoria Gatenby reports from the capital, Doha.


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