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Arabs deserve to enjoy this World Cup

As a female reporter who grew up in Syria, the World Cup in Qatar has sparked both pride and shame in DW’s Dana Sumlaji. But she will still enjoy the tournament in an Arab nation — and Arabs should be able to as well.

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