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Why Neymar’s US$264m transfer is ‘soft power’ play by Qatar

With the transfer of football phenomenon Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain, Qatar is hitting back at its Gulf rivals with a high-profile soft power play. Owned by the sanctions-hit gulf state, the French club have signed Brazilian forward Neymar from Barcelona for a world-record transfer fee of 222 million euros (around US$264 million), more than doubling […]