Paris Saint-Germain has been Qatari owned since 2011, making them the richest club in France and one of the wealthiest in the world. So, it’s no surprise they broke world transfer fee records three times over a decade.
The Emir Cup is the biggest football tournament in Qatar.
The current (2020) captain of the Qatar National Football Team, Hassan Al-Haydos is the highest cap scorer in the team's history - scoring a total of 127 caps.
In 1981, Qatar's youth team played in the FIFA U-20 Football World Cup, making it to the final.
The Qatar national football team will play their first FIFA World Cup football match in 2022.
Qatar's 2022 FIFA World Cup emblem is the first to be fully 3D.
The first official World Cup logo was brought into being in 1954, by the hosts for that year, Switzerland.
The term mascot comes from the French word 'la mascotte', which means 'lucky charm'.
In 1966, England was the first host country to use a mascot as part of their FIFA World Cup branding.
Qatar is no stranger to hosting international sporting events. From football to wrestling to gymnastics, Qatar's stadiums have played host to some of the biggest regional, continental (Asian), and worldwide events.
In 2022, football fans will be able to reach any of Qatar's eight World Cup stadiums from Hamad International Airport in less than an hour.
Qatar is one of the most open countries in the world.
An additional Blue Line and the expansion of the existing three Metro Lines are planned for the future.
Each of Doha Metro's tunnels is an enormous 6.7m in diameter.
In constructing the Doha Metro Rail System, Qatar tunnelled their way into the Guinness Book of Records.
111 km of tunnels were excavated during the construction of Qatar's new Metro system, taking just under two years to complete.
Capable of reaching 100 km/h, the driverless Metro trains whizzing around Doha are one of the world's fastest.
Hamad International Airport has one of the longest runways in the world.
In 2017, Qatar held the record for the world's longest non-stop commercial passenger flight.
If you are flying Qatar Airways to Doha then you are in safe hands, the airline is ranked one of the safest in the World.
Feeling unwell? Never fear, Qatar's health system is one of the best in the world.
Call 999 for emergency medical assistance.
Qatar ranks 'very high' on the Global Peace Index (GPI), making it one of the most peaceful countries in the world.
How did people survive in the Middle East before air-conditioning? The answer is quite surprising and includes the use of tents, animal hair, limestone, mud, narrow alleyways, shading and non-mechanised air circulation.
Keeping cool in Qatar is easy, just keep covered. Dress like the locals to avoid getting hot under the collar.
The hottest, officially registered, temperature in Qatar was 50.4 degrees celsius in the Summer of 2010.
The lowest temperature ever recorded in Qatar's history was a chilly 1.5 degree celsius.