‘Football is a message of peace’: Saudi Arabia and Qatar put politics aside
The Guardian -

Their governments may be locked in a diplomatic stand-off but Saudi Arabia and Qatar are playing down off-field issues before the Asian Cup match

No wonder the Asian Football Confederation bans all talk of politics at its competitions. Plenty of games on the continent come with off-pitch baggage: the Korean Derby, Iran v Iraq and Vietnam v Cambodia to name just a few but, traditionally, Saudi Arabia v Qatar has not been anything to write home about. Not until now. These days you cannot write...

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