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Moves to end Gulf ‘cold war’ could kick off on a Qatar football pitch

At the high point of the breach between Qatar and its Gulf neighbours, now in its third year, the political dispute was played out across the arena. Militarily, the Saudi-led bloc planned on regime change in Doha; economically, the gas rich state was frozen out and laws were passed criminalising solidarity and sympathy with Qataris.Hostilities also poured out onto football pitches during the Asian Cup tournament which was held in the UAE, one of the main protagonists in the anti-Qatar campaign. It is ironic, therefore, that it could be on the football pitch that the green shoots of reconciliation begin to appear.According to Bloomberg, efforts to resolve the Gulf’s own “cold war” are said to be gathering momentum, with an upcoming football tournament in Doha. The American news agency cited Gulf officials close to the situation who suggested that the tournament would pave the way for a possible breakthrough.The mediation is expected to take place in stages. Officials who spoke on condition of anonymity said that the process is currently focusing on mending ties between Qat ...Read more

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