‘A promise delivered in spectacular fashion’ – Qatar press lauds opening ceremony

The media lavished praise on the organisers for the opening day of the World Cup. Less was said about the team’s showingThere were mixed reactions to Qatar’s World Cup opening day in the gulf state’s media – with effusive praise for the opening ceremony and Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, and a somewhat more muted reception to the team’s 2-0 defeat at the hands of Ecuador.English-language daily The Peninsula enthused about the opening ceremony, writing “To the entire world and all those in attendance, it was a promise delivered in spectacular fashion. While hosting the World Cup is often a once in a life-time opportunity, given the global interest in hosting the Mondial, the world can give Qatar a thumbs up for delivering on its promises.”

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