PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (WAGM) – Soccer followers from all over the world are in Qatar for the World Cup soccer event. Former College of Maine Fort Kent males’s basketball coach Tom Chicken attended three video games this week and stated the expertise was one thing he’ll keep in mind for the remainder of his life.

Tom Chicken): “Being right here in a distinct tradition is one thing I’ve by no means skilled earlier than. It was actually superb to be round a ton of various nationalities. We stayed with an Indian household in Qatar. We took a bus with somebody from Saudi Arabia, sat subsequent to a man from Wales, we simply met and talked with so many individuals from so many various international locations It was a life altering expertise.

Chicken not solely attended three video games but in addition visited among the nation’s sights and tradition and stated the individuals had been very welcoming.

Chicken: “Individuals have been welcoming and really form.”

He stated there was a number of safety within the cities and across the websites

Chicken: “Each crosswalk, each street, each subway, something you can consider, there have been a number of safety guards round and felt very protected.”

Chicken has competed in lots of sporting occasions over time, and this tops the checklist for expertise.

Chicken: “I have been to main sporting occasions and Remaining Fours, however nothing just like the three video games I have been in. I’ve by no means been to an expert soccer recreation, not to mention a recreation with 60,000 individuals. Bale took the penalty they usually hadn’t been to the World Cup since 1954. You had individuals sitting subsequent to you in tears as a result of they had been so glad to be there. Then they equalize the highly effective American group, it was an unbelievable expertise. The crowds had been simply superb, particularly as we speak’s match with Morocco and Croatia. The gang was filled with Moroccan followers and simply chants and songs and it provides goosebumps.

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