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Sporting chance: Qatar 2022 advisor Mushtaq Al Waeli

Sporting chance: Qatar 2022 advisor Mushtaq Al Waeli

Mushtaq Al Waeli, an advisor to Qatar’s World Cup planning committee and executive director of the Josoor Institute, explains why the country is paying more than just lip service to sports management

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