Uproar in Qatar As World Cup Reporter Loses Money and Documents After Getting Robbed Live on Air

Uproar in Qatar As World Cup Reporter Loses Money and Documents After Getting Robbed Live on Air

  • An Argentine reporter who has been identified as Dominique Metzger was robbed live on air while broadcasting from the World Cup in Qatar
  • Metzger had all her money, credit cards and other documents stolen from her handbag while she was reporting the World Cup
  • Dominique Metzger was in attendance for Sunday night's opener between hosts Qatar and Ecuador

Argentine reporter, Dominique Metzger had her valuables stolen while on duty covering the 2022 FIFA World Cup which kicked off in Qatar on November 20.

Metzger was out covering the showpiece for Argentine outlet TN and was doing a live link from the Corniche area of Doha when the incident occurred.

Dominique Metzger, Argentina, Qatar 2022, FIFA World Cup
Dominique Metzger got her belongings and valuables stolen while live on air reporting the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Photo credit Zach Lowy
Source: Twitter

According to Sport Bible, Metzger had money, credit cards, and other documents stolen from her handbag while reporting live before the start of the World Cup opening ceremony.

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She then reported the theft to the police and shared her experience with her 261,000 followers on her Instagram story.

Dominique has continued with her duties in the Middle Eastern nation and was present for the opening game between the hosts Qatar and Ecuador on Sunday night, which the latter won 2-0.

Fans clash in World Cup opener

Meanwhile, Qatar and Ecuador fans clashed inside the stadium in the opening game of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Marca reports.

A bold Ecuadorian supporter spoke up and made the obvious joke to those around him that the referee had been purchased with the money of the hosts after Ecuador took a 1-0 lead.

However, one supporter of Qatar did not find the situation amusing and yelled at the Ecuadorian fan to "sit down and shut up."

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John Oliver tears into FIFA and Qatar

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Comedian John Oliver continues to be the bane of FIFA's existence.

He once again laid into world football's governing body as well as 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar on various controversial subjects surrounding the tournament since the oil-rich Middle Eastern country was awarded rights back in 2010.

Speaking on his popular HBO show Last Week, John Oliver said FIFA has always been terrible, which is what makes it a little hard to hear FIFA's current president claim that their event isn't just about sport, [but] it's a net positive for humanity.

Source: SportsBrief.com