The closing minutes of the Qatar World Cup

Before the World Cup final, The Take hears from people around the world about theie highs and lows of the tournament.

Moroccan fans during the Qatar 2022 World Cup at the Morocco vs France semifinal in Al Bayt Stadium, Qatar.
Morocco fans during the Qatar 2022 World Cup at the Morocco vs France semifinal at Al Bayt Stadium [Sorin Furcoi/Al Jazeera]

Over the last month, we’ve watched 62 World Cup matches, some full of surprises and unexpected outcomes.

When Morocco advanced to the semifinals, we even saw history made. Now, with two matches left until a world champion is crowned, we hear from some of the fans who watched it all play out on the pitch.

In this episode: 

  • Tony Karon (@TonyKaron), editorial lead at AJ+
  • Sandra Gathmann (@SandraGathmann), Presenter, Start Here on Al Jazeera
  • Gemma Soler (@gemma_soler), Sports journalist
  • Ishaan Tharoor (@ishaantharoor), Washington Post foreign affairs columnist
  • Abubakr Al-Shamahi (@ShamahiAbubakr), Al Jazeera Digital Middle East and North Africa editor
  • Nicolas Haque (@nicolashaque), Al Jazeera correspondent
  • Vinicius Valente Bayma, Brazil fan
  • Adam Abou-Gad, Al Jazeera engagement producer
  • Jasmine Garsd (@JasGarsd), Host, The Last Cup

Episode credits:

This episode was produced by Negin Owliaei, Ashish Malhotra, and Chloe K Li with our host, Halla Mohieddeen. Ruby Zaman fact-checked this episode. Our production team includes Chloe K. Li, Alexandra Locke, Ashish Malhotra, Negin Owliaei, Amy Walters, and Ruby Zaman. Our sound designer is Alex Roldan. Aya Elmileik and Adam Abou-Gad are our engagement producers. Ney Alvarez is Al Jazeera’s head of audio.

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Source: Al Jazeera