Qatari couple name daughter ‘Fifa’ after World Cup triumph

Martin Caparrotta
By Martin Caparrotta
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Fifa President Sepp Blatter (Photo: Marcello Casal Jr. / ABr)

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After the weeks of negative press about alleged corruption within his organisation this particular story will be music to Sepp Blatter’s ears.

A Qatari couple have named their first-born daughter ‘Fifa’ after their country was picked to host the 2022 World Cup last week.

The Middle Eastern state’s bid fought off stiff competition from the United States and Australia to win the right to stage the tournament in 12 years’ time – and this couple thought it only right to commemorate the achievement in their “own way”.

“My husband Nayef Al Shimmari and I decided six months ago to name our daughter Dana,” the mother said.

“Last Thursday when I was in labour I heard that Qatar was picked ahead of many other countries to host the World Cup finals, so my husband and I decided to name her Fifa.

“We saw that Qataris were truly overjoyed with the historic award and we wanted to contribute to the celebrations in our own way,” she added.

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