4 World Cup matches in 1 day? An AP reporter's challenge

11/30/2022 12:42:00 AM

Can you go to four World Cup soccer games in one day? AP's @isabeldebre tried it in Qatar. Here's how it went.

Can you go to four World Cup soccer games in one day? AP's isabeldebre tried it in Qatar. Here's how it went.

LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — Qatar's World Cup is the most compact in history , with all eight stadiums radiating from the capital city in a country smaller than the U.S.

Koulibaly's goal puts Senegal into round of 16 at World Cup FIRST MATCH - CAMEROON VS SERBIA After downing two large coffees, my odyssey began.World Cup Advancement: Knockout Stage Scenarios for Each Team What time is the 2022 FIFA World Cup Final? Kick-off time is slated for at 10 a.The victory is the first World Cup win for the men's team since they defeated Ghana in the group stage in 2014, after they drew against England and Wales in this years tournament.By November 28, 2022 at 4:05 pm EST Expand Portugal v Uruguay: Group H - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Bruno Fernandes attacking midfield of Portugal and Manchester United celebrates after scoring his sides second goal during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group H match between Portugal and Uruguay at Lusail Stadium on November 28, 2022 in Lusail City, Qatar.

It was 11:22 a.m.ET, 7 a.and I had over an hour and a half until the first game: Cameroon versus Serbia with a 1 p.in the 38th minute, it was only the team's second goal in the tournament after going scoreless against England and scoring once against Wales.m.ET, which is 6 p.kickoff at Al Janoub Stadium, located about 19 miles (30 kilometers) and a 90 minute ride south from my hotel in central Doha.But for much of Monday night, they bored a 88,668-person crowd to tears.

I took Doha’s brand new metro, free for World Cup ticket holders, to the stadium.locally in Qatar.opted to not include the center emblem on the Iraninan flag on a social media graphic, as a show of support to protesters in the middle eastern country.The underground tunnel spit me out onto the city’s bright desert outskirts.It was so hot — 32 degrees Celsius or nearly 90 degrees Fahrenheit — that you understand why this tournament had to start in November, another first for the World Cup.m.Security guards clad in neon vests whisked us onto buses.will face the Netherlands in a tough challenge for the young American team.Despite the teeming crowds, it was a smooth ride to the gates.Where is the 2022 FIFA World Cup Final? Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar is the host venue for the Final.But soon after halftime — and almost immediately after — Portugal broke a dull deadlock.

“Stadium, this way!” the guards chanted in unison, a tune that has formed a hypnotic soundtrack to this World Cup.It was 12:35 p.Why is the World Cup in November? Due to the extreme heat Qatar faces in the summer, which is when the World Cup is usually held, FIFA pushed back the start time to November, when the weather isn’t as hot.-Netherlands game is scheduled for 10 a.m.The match was starting soon.Les Bleus topped Croatia 4-2 thanks to goals from Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba, Kylian Mbappé and an own goal.When Cameroon scored the first goal, the crowd went wild.3 and will be televised by Fox.

But their fast start faded as Serbia fired back with two goals.Brazil took home the trophy in 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002.Then a third.Cameroon scored a second time.France’s odds to repeat as champions have been boosted by two stellar performances in Qatar.is set to co-host the 2026 World Cup with Canada and Mexico.Then a third! This was no normal game.I was riveted.Here’s a look at the complete odds to win the 2022 FIFA World Cup as of Tuesday, Nov.

The match was tied, 3-3.But I had a tough choice.If I wanted to make Ghana versus South Korea at 4 p.m.in Al Rayyan — 17 miles (27 kilometers) back north — I had to get out of there.

Fast.I bolted at the 80th minute, just as Cameroon’s Georges-Kevin N’Koudou took a corner kick.There was just an hour between games and the metro to Education City Stadium would take over two full hours.There was no way I’d make it in time.ADVERTISEMENT SECOND MATCH - SOUTH KOREA VS GHANA I pounded the pavement and hailed a cab instead.

Fans choked the roads with traffic.It was an anxious 40 minutes in the car.When I arrived at Education City Stadium it was 3:51 p.m.I sprinted through an entrance for journalists, as Korean and Ghanaian fans settled in their seats.

When I reached the stands, the kickoff countdown sounded out: “Three, two, one!” The Ghanaians sang constantly.Red-clad Korea fans beat giant drums and jumped up and down with unyielding loyalty, even as Ghana scored twice.The action picked up in the second half as Korea scored off two headers back-to-back.Ghana scored a third goal.As much as I wanted to get swept up in the color and noise, I kept checking traffic on my phone.

At the 75th minute, with Ghana leading 3-2, I forced myself out of the stadium and sprinted to the metro before it could become the chokepoint it often does after games — not even knowing who won.The frenzied Ghanaians rejoicing in the station told me everything about the final score.The metro train could have been a night club.Afrobeat music blared.Annan-Mettle Ebenezer, a 36-year-old security guard from Ghana, cut loose in dance as his friends cheered him on.

“We were the best! Our strength, our muscles!” he shouted, moved by the moment in a way you rarely see outside the World Cup.ADVERTISEMENT THIRD MATCH - BRAZIL VS SWITZERLAND I made it to Stadium 974, located near Doha’s Hamad International Airport and named both for Qatar’s international telephone code and the 974 shipping containers composing it that will be disassembled after the World Cup.I’d timed this well, with 15 minutes to get to my seat ahead of the 7 p.m.kickoff.

Brazilian stragglers in yellow and blue wigs hurried to the entrance, their excitement palpable.Unlike the last two, this game lacked excitement.After an hour, no goal had been scored.Brazil’s first try was disallowed for offside, frustrating fans.At the 75th minute, I thought I wouldn’t miss anything.

As I rushed out of the stadium and onto the street in the dying minutes of the match, I heard the crowd burst into hysterics.Echoing behind me was unmistakable roar of a World Cup goal..

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IsabelDeBre You know who won’t be going to 4 matches at the World Cup in a day? The indentured labour that died building the stadiums… oh yea, and any LGBT supporters. Enjoy your games! IsabelDeBre She died from boredom about a hour after the last match. IsabelDeBre This journalist is incredibly attractive.

IsabelDeBre somebody's been watching Thogden IsabelDeBre Great video but you might add the disclaimer. Don't try this at home. IsabelDeBre What a cool assignment! jealous IsabelDeBre I can’t watch 5 minutes of one match. IsabelDeBre I hope they didn’t ban the sale of caffeine. IsabelDeBre Oh boy! Did you know, that’s about four more than any of the dead slave laborers who built the World Cup can attend! ✅

IsabelDeBre Minute 2:18 is what you want to hear IsabelDeBre It is not called soccer duh

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IsabelDeBre It’s football not soccer IsabelDeBre So in short. No. Not if you actually want to watch the whole game. IsabelDeBre This was done by ITV last week. IsabelDeBre No, but two chicks at the same time is a pretty good goal to have. IsabelDeBre Soccer sucks! IsabelDeBre Easily IsabelDeBre Well done Now start a travel agency!

IsabelDeBre No. They don't allow you to be ticketed back to back games.

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