Qatar meets Germany – Women Football meets Culture
On the occasion of Qatar Germany 2017 Year of Culture the German Football Ambassador initiated a very special exchange by bringing female football players from Germany and Qatar together for a joint training and friendly match that is open for the public to attend.
Twenty-five young female players and their team will travel to Doha from 3 to 7 November 2017 to meet their Qatari counterparts at their home stadium.
German and Qatari female football history was highlighted when Monika Staab trained the Qatari female national team in 2014. She was awarded as “German Football Ambassador” in 2014 for her efforts to introduce together with the Qatari Football Association effective structures for the training of female football players from their early years and support them throughout their careers.
Monica Staab was nominated member of the board of trustees for Qatar Germany 2017 by the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany due to her merits for the Qatari German friendship.
Roland Bischof of the German Football Ambassador says, “It is great to see how football connects people worldwide and we are honored to contribute to the social-cultural exchange between the Qatari and German team. Based on the engagement of Monika Staab in Qatar we are looking forward to further the friendship of both countries.”
As the program is aimed at intensifying the relations of both teams the 4-day-long visit includes a tour of the Museum of Islamic Art as well as a joint desert trip. The guests from Germany will also visit the Aspire Academy to get a deeper insight into their counterparts training in Qatar.
Peter Ziegler, Deputy Head of the German Embassy in Doha says, “The friendly match between the German and the Qatari female team is just one example for the excellent cooperation between German and Qatari sport institutions that is not only covering stars but as well young talents.”
Qatar Germany 2017 Year of Culture is a year-long program designed to deepen understanding between nations through the mutual exchange of arts, culture, heritage and sport, developed by Qatar Museums in partnership with the Goethe-Institut Gulf Region, the German Embassy in Doha and the Embassy of Qatar in Germany.
The match between both teams will take place at Qatar Women’s Sport Committee main venue at Aspire Zone on 6 November 2017 at 6pm.
It is open to the public. Admission is free.