World Cup fans could bring political tensions to quiet Qatar


              FILE - A general view of the Al Thumama Stadium is seen during official inauguration ceremonies in Doha, Qatar, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. World Cup fans could bring political tensions to quiet Qatar. (AP Photo/Hussein Sayed, File)
            
              FILE - A boy plays with a soccer ball at Dafna Park in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, May 4, 2019. World Cup fans could bring political tensions to quiet Qatar. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
            
              FILE - Al-Jazeera staff work at their TV station in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, June 8, 2017. World Cup fans could bring political tensions to quiet Qatar. (AP Photo/Malak Harb, File)
            
              FILE - Qatari musicians perform traditional songs at Souq Waqif in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, April 25, 2019. Qatar is a devoutly apolitical place, with speech and assembly heavily restricted and a large population of foreign workers who could lose their livelihoods if they cause a stir. But that could change next month, when an estimated 1.2 million soccer fans descend on the tiny Gulf Arab nation for the World Cup. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
            
              FILE - FIFA President Gianni Infantino, left, and Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani shake hands before the 2022 soccer World Cup draw at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center in Doha, Qatar, Friday, April 1, 2022. World Cup fans could bring political tensions to quiet Qatar. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
            
              FILE - Branding is displayed near the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, March 31, 2022. Qatar is a devoutly apolitical place, with speech and assembly heavily restricted and a large population of foreign workers who could lose their livelihoods if they cause a stir. But that could change next month, when an estimated 1.2 million soccer fans descend on the tiny Gulf Arab nation for the World Cup. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, File)
            
              FILE - People gather around the official countdown clock showing remaining time until the kick-off of the World Cup 2022, in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. Qatar is a devoutly apolitical place, with speech and assembly heavily restricted and a large population of foreign workers who could lose their livelihoods if they cause a stir.
But that could change next month, when an estimated 1.2 million soccer fans descend on the tiny Gulf Arab nation for the World Cup. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, File)
World Cup fans could bring political tensions to quiet Qatar