A football-mad Qatari couple have named
their baby in honour of their nation's successful bid to host the 2022 World
Nayef Al Shimmari and his wife
decided to call their newborn baby girl 'Fifa' in honour of the organisation
that awarded the quadrennial football tournament to the tiny Arab nation.
"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," said the delighted
mother, who admitted that she had originally planned to call her daughter Dana.
"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.
Qatari daily newspaper Al Raya
added that the couple already have a two-year-old son, Saqr.