World Cup 2022: How have travelling followers discovered Qatar match?

Argentina fans on Doha's metro


Fans have been making themselves heard on the metro
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At about 4.30am every day in Doha, the Adhan echoes around the city.

After hearing the Islamic call to prayer, worshippers make their way to their local mosque for Fajr (dawn) prayers.

At the same time, World Cup visitors are climbing back into their beds having left the Fifa fan festival – where matches are shown on big screens, then concerts staged – when it closes at 2am.

Qatar has a population of fewer than three million people and more than 2,000 mosques, and a contrast in culture has been brought to the country for the first major international football tournament to be held in a Muslim state in the Middle East.

“It feels so special seeing the excitement and smiles of the fans,” fan festival director…