Arab teams savour home advantage ahead of World Cup showdown

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The World Cup is just days away and among the talk about who will win, who will miss out through injury and the effects of a first mid-winter (in the northern hemisphere, at least) tournament, a few topics have been missed. One of those is how the biggest sporting event on the planet coming to the Arab world for the first time may help the teams of Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Morocco and Tunisia. Until now that quartet –Qatar have never made it at all – has a combined total of 15 appearances at the competition. Only on two occasions have they made it past the group stage. “Maybe there will be a feeli…

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