More than 3 weeks after the end of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the effects of the "historic" World Cup are still present in many places in the capital, Doha, to which some German national team players returned, and Khalifa International Stadium reminded them of a painful defeat in the tournament.

The curtain fell on the first championship in the Middle East and the Arab region on December 18, with the victory of the Argentine national team, led by star Lionel Messi, over its French counterpart, led by top scorer Kylian Mbappe, in a penalty shootout in the final match.

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Life has returned to normal in Qatar, but some features of the championship are still present in the streets of Doha and the rest of the cities and regions that hosted the championship activities.

The colorful World Cup flags are still flying in the main roads in Qatar, as well as the mascot of the championship, "La'ib", is present everywhere on the huge advertising walls and banners in the capital, Doha.

The facades of the tall towers are still adorned with huge pictures of football stars, such as England's Harry Kane or Dutch Virgil van Dyck.

World Cup stadiums

The huge stadiums - such as Lusail Stadium, which can accommodate about 90,000 fans - are still as they were during the tournament period, although they are missing the huge crowds that distinguished the World Cup matches, the record-breaking audience in the history of the tournament.

Most of these stadiums will remain as souvenirs from a championship that impressed with its luxurious stadiums with high potential, despite the modifications that will be made to some of these stadiums in the coming period.

And "Stadium 974" - whose name is derived from the communication symbol for the State of Qatar - appears empty from the outside after it hosted 7 matches during the Qatar World Cup.

A fashion show was held in this stadium after the end of the World Cup, and it will be dismantled during the coming period, and a garden is planned to be established at some stage on the same site.

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With the exception of goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, the German Bayern Munich players returned to Qatar, to see again the sites that witnessed great and early disappointment for a number of them who participated with the German national team that bid farewell to the World Cup in the first round.

The Bayern team traveled to Doha recently to set up its winter training camp in preparation for the second half of the season.

Thomas Mueller said, "We saw the stadium on the first day and said: Yes, it was (the defeat) there," referring to the defeat of the German national team against Japan 2-1 at the start of the two teams' journey in the championship during the match that took place at Khalifa International Stadium.

This stadium is located next to the "Aspire" area, where the Bayern team is preparing for the second half of the season.

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Attend training

In addition to the fans who accompanied Bayern from Germany, a number of football enthusiasts and fans residing in Qatar are keen to attend the team's open training.

Some of them are also keen to take memorial photos with Mueller and Joshua Kimmich, the stars of the team.

And after several Qatari sites such as Souq Waqif witnessed mass celebrations - especially Argentine, Moroccan and Mexican - over the course of the tournament, life returned to normal in these sites, whether at the level of the shops scattered in them or social activities, but the memories of the tournament and the festive atmosphere will remain immortal in the history of these sites and places and will remain Frequent on the tongues of its visitors.