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Some Arab supporters say the Qatar World Cup is prohibitively expensive

Arab Fans' World Cup Fever Cooled By Qatar Costs

Although the November 20-December 18 tournament is geographically close for many Arab fans, high costs are a problem as a cocktail of crises and economic woes plague much of the Middle East and North Africa.
People look at a mural in Doha on November 4, 2022, ahead of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup football tournament.

Hacking Gang Targeted Qatar World Cup Critics

An India-based computer hacking gang targeted critics of the Qatar World Cup, an investigation by British journalists said on Sunday, as the Qatari government furiously denied it had played any part in commissioning the eavesdropping.