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Watch: Welsh flag is raised in Qatar to mark Wales making World Cup

16 Jun 2022 3 minute read
The Welsh flag is raised in Doha ahead of the World Cup

The Welsh flag has been raised in Qatar to celebrate Wales’ qualification for the World Cup.

Undertaking the unveiling was Daniel Phillips, a Welshman working at the British Embassy in Doha.

Delivering a message in Welsh he said: “Good afternoon and welcome to Doha. I’m Daniel Phillips, the deputy director of trade and investment and a Welshman based at the British Embassy in Doha.

I wish to say huge congratulations to the Welsh team for qualifying for the football World Cup for the first time in 64 years.

“Today I have the privilege of raising the flag on behalf of Wales, now joining England as the second British team in the world’s largest football competition. And on behalf of myself and everyone at the British Embassy her in Doha I’d like to say best of luck to both Wales and England, and I look forward to supporting the two British teams here in the World Cup in Qatar this year.”

It’s not the first sign of a Welsh flag in the capital of Qatar. Since Wales qualified for the World Cup on June 6, the red dragon has been displayed around the city to mark Rob Page’s men reaching the finals.

Now that the team has qualified, Welsh fans have been working out their travel arrangements.

Former Sky Sports presenter Rhodri Williams, who is now based in Doha, where he now works for the Al Kass sports channel, will. be hosting fans at the Gol Cymru pre-match party venue at the Intercontinental Hotel in the city.

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Matt Rees
Matt Rees
2 years ago

Sycophantic ‘UK’ embassy jargon.

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
2 years ago

Although you’ll always have the British state trying to gatecrash our party, let’s for a moment bask in the glorious sight of best flag in the world raised aloft in Qatar. Y Ddraig Goch. ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ

2 years ago

That looks good

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