Malaysian King in Doha for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

The football-loving King of Malaysia Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah is in Doha to attend a part of the final-ending FIFA World Cup Qatar matches.

The King and his accompanying delegation have been acquired upon arrival at Hamad Worldwide Airport by Minister of Sports activities and Youth Salah bin Ghanem Al Ali and Ambassador of Malaysia to Qatar Zamshari Shaharan.

His Majesty has lengthy been concerned in soccer, following within the footsteps of his late father. They each sat on the FIFA Govt Committee. The particular Qatar go to was made on the private invitation of the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, one other football-loving royalty.


“Aside from the invitation to observe the semi-final and remaining matches of the World Cup, His Majesty can also be scheduled to pay a courtesy name on Sheikh Tamim,” mentioned a press release from the Malaysian Palace.

“His Majesty can also be scheduled to grant an viewers to a number of Qatari leaders and attend a gathering with the Malaysian diaspora in Qatar throughout the particular go to.”

Sheikh Tamim’s private invitation was conveyed by Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister cum International Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani to Al-Sultan Abdullah throughout an viewers at Istana Negara on Aug 12.

His Majesty was a member of the Fifa government committee from 2015 to 2019. He ascended the throne in 2019 on the age of 59, changing into Malaysia’s sixteenth monarch because it gained independence from Britain in 1957.


Malaysia has an distinctive constitutional monarchy during which kings have been chosen in flip from the royal households of 9 states, and every reigns for a five-year time period.

The silver-haired, bespectacled Al-Sultan Abdullah grew to become king after the shock abdication of the earlier king. He was on the time and time earlier than this held the place of Tengku Mahkota Pahang for nearly 44 years.  In 2016, he was proclaimed because the Regent of Pahang after the approval of his late father, the Sultan of Pahang.

He needed to resign from the FIFA submit after taking his oath of workplace because the Yang di-Pertuan Agong in early January 2019.

However his unwavering help for soccer and hockey was there as he supported the rise of sports activities within the nation. Pahang ranks as one of the sporting states in Malaysia.

He’s an avid sportsman, having represented his East Coast state of Pahang in soccer matches in his youthful days. 

Along with his shut sporting pursuits, he has served as a member of the FIFA Govt Committee and as President of the Asian Hockey Federation.

Suresh Nair is an award-winning sports activities journalist who can also be a certified worldwide coach and worldwide referee teacher


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