Is everything about football in the Gulf money-related? Or is there a real football culture – just as Qatar is getting ready for the 2022 FIFA World Cup? Is it fun to watch football in the desert sands?
The AFC Asian Cup was the perfect opportunity for Kick off reporter Sebastian Saam to find out more. He visited games, met fans, and asked himself: what is a big tournament in the Gulf like? What does it tell us about the next much discussed FIFA World Cup? A trip to the desert that also takes you around Asia.