Kelab Kompang Qatar Celebrate Victory With Saudi Fans In Qatar

The Kelab Kompang Qatar members consist of Malaysian expatriates in Qatar who highlighted Malay culture to the world by playing kompang during the 2022 World Cup.

Cover image via @channelnewsasia (TikTok)

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Sports have always played a major part in diplomacy.

As millions tune in to watch the 2022 World Cup, you will see the power of football uniting people regardless of race, religion, or age when their favourite football team wins a match.

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Football fans always have such a way of celebrating their favourite football team's victory that you would never expect.

Recently, the Malaysian Association of Qatar created a buzz by enlivening the Qatar World Cup 2022 with the beating of kompang while dressed in traditional Malay clothing around the Lusail Stadium, Doha.

In a 32-second TikTok video, the team known as Kelab Kompang Qatar were dancing and singing to the Harimau Malaya chant with the Saudi fans outside the stadium.

The club performed as an official artist of FIFA World Cup 2022, as they held a live busking performance for two weeks at the FIFA World Cup trophy replica and Lusail Stadium signage, starting from 22 November until 2 December.

Both Saudi fans and the club members were celebrating in joy after Saudi Arabia beat Argentina by winning 2-1 in a huge upset in their Group C match on Tuesday, 22 November.

According to The Guardian, Saudi Arabia even declared the next day, 23 November, a public holiday to celebrate the win.

The schedule of Kelab Kompang Qatar's live performance.

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The wholesome moment between both parties have since received warm responses online

The comment section of the TikTok video was filled with positive vibes, where people were seen congratulating Saudi Arabia fans on the win and happy at the sight of fans from the two countries having a good time together.

Watch the video of the Kompang Qatar Club members and Saudi fans celebrating here:


Malaysia football fans break out the Kompangs and dance with Saudi fans outside Lusail Stadium in Qatar after Saudi Arabia shocked Argentina 2-1. #FIFAWorldCup #worldcup #Malaysia #SaudiArabia #Argentina #qatar

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In another good sight to see during the 2022 World Cup, Japanese fans helped cleaned up the stadium after a match:

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