Abdelkarim Hasan (30), a key defender of the Qatar national soccer team, is about to lose everything due to a single social network service (SNS) comment.
Hassan, who played in all three group stage matches for Qatar at the 2022 Qatar World Cup held in his country, had an argument with a fan on Snapchat after the tournament. When a fan criticized Hassan’s post on Snapchat after being eliminated from the World Cup group stage, he responded, “Calm down, do you think this is war?”
According to Arab media, the comments provoked Qatari football fans. Al-Sad released Hasan on the 22nd of last month, citing ‘the club’s goals and aspirations do not align’. Hasan is from Al Sadd Youth and is a ‘one club man’ who has been active in Al Sadd for 12 years from 2010 to last year.
The Qatar Football Association (QFA) has also stepped up. On the 19th, it was announced that Hasan would be suspended from participating in A matches indefinitely, 메이저놀이터 with a 50% salary cut and a fine of 200,000 riyals (approximately 67.7 million won). He did not disclose specific reasons for the disciplinary action. Hassan played 121 A matches.
The QFA also handed down 50% pay cuts to other Qatar national team members, Bassam Hisham (Alduhail) and Mohammed Wad (Al Sadd), for similar reasons. Hisham was fined 100,000 riyals (approximately 33.8 million won) and Ward was fined 50,000 riyals (approximately 16.9 million won).
Qatar proudly hosted the Winter World Cup and fulfilled its dream of participating in the World Cup for the first time as a host country. However, in the group stage, they lost all three matches against Ecuador, Senegal, and the Netherlands, losing face. Even after a month has passed since the end of the tournament, the aftermath has not gone away.