Cat-ar World Cup: felines gatecrash tournament

STORY: Cat-ar World Cup?

These cats have been stealing the limelight at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

A press conference with Brazil’s Vinicius Jr was interrupted by a furry feline

but it was quickly ejected by the team’s press manager

Stray cats are a common feature on the streets of Doha

and France’s Ousmane Dembele is apparently scared of them

(Randal Kolo Muani, France forward)

"A small anecdote - I think Ousmane (Dembele) is scared of cats."


KOLO MUANI: "Yes, cats. There are cats who roam outdoors. When we eat outdoors, there are cats strolling around. And Ousmane is scared of them. It makes everyone laugh."

England defender Kyle Walker discussed the squad’s ‘lucky charm’

Dave the cat resides at the Three Lions' World Cup base

(Kyle Walker, England defender)

"Dave's fine, he had a little scrap with the other cat the other night, I think they're fighting over territory and the food, but you know he's doing well and hopefully I can stick to my promise where I said that he would come home with us if we were able to win the World Cup, so Dave's fine thank you for asking."