Qatar Emir Wears Saudi Flag Ahead of World Cup Game Against Argentina

The Qatari emir wore the flag of Saudi Arabia around his shoulders ahead of the fellow Arab nation’s World Cup match against Argentina on Tuesday, November 22.

In video here, the emir, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, can be seen wrapping the flag around his shoulders in Doha’s Lusail stadium and waving to the cheering crowd.

The gesture came after years of tension between the two countries, which included Saudi Arabia severing diplomatic ties with Qatar, and taking part in a blockade of the country, which ended in 2021. The recent reconciliation has seen Saudi fans travel en masse to their neighbors for the World Cup. Credit: @iib7h via Storyful

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