A group of England fans at the World Cup couldn’t believe their luck when a Qatari businessman invited them back to his mega mansion for lunch after spotting one of them wearing a Wolverhampton Wanderers shirt .
Jassa Dehal and his friends were stunned when the wealthy man, known only as Omar, sent a car to pick them up from their hotel in Doha the day after they met at a bar.
Omar had struck up a conversation with the group at their hotel after spotting Jassa wearing a Wolverhampton Wanderers shirt.
Jassa Dehal and his friends couldn’t believe their luck when a Qatari businessman invited them to lunch at his mega mansion after spotting one of them wearing a Wolverhampton Wanderers shirt. Pictured: Jessa with two Qatari men
Jassa Dehal and his friends were stunned when the wealthy man, known only as Omar, sent a car to pick them up from their hotel in Doha the day after they met at a bar. The friends were then taken to Omar’s sprawling mansion where he had hosted a lunchtime feast (pictured)
They quickly bonded over their love of football and exchanged numbers before Jassa received a message the next day saying, “There’s a car waiting for you.”
The friends were then taken to Omar’s sprawling mansion where he had thrown a lunchtime feast, including a football-themed fruit platter.
They then walked around the mansion and were invited to swim in its pool before all staying to watch Japan’s shock 2-1 victory over Germany.
Jassa, who runs a butcher shop in Wolverhampton, said the experience was “amazing” and they were “blown away” by the friendliness of their host.
Lunch included a football-themed fruit platter (pictured)
Jassa and his friends couldn’t believe it when a Qatari businessman invited them to lunch at his mega mansion after spotting one of them wearing a Wolverhampton Wanderers shirt. Pictured: Jassa Dehal (Wolves shirt) and his new friends
He said, “You can’t even dream of what happened to us. We were in our hotel bar and he came over and said he knew about wolves.
“He noticed my Wolves shirt and we started talking about football, Wolves, Raul Jimenez and he said he was a Manchester United fan.
“He was really knowledgeable and knew a lot about Wolves, he knew we had fired the manager.
“He was such a nice and hospitable man, he started buying our food and drink and didn’t allow us to pay, but wanted us to feel welcome in his home country.”
Jassa explained that they had talked about football and that Omar had taken his number.
He said: “The next day I get a call from him saying his driver is waiting outside our hotel to take us to his place.
‘He said, ‘There’s a car waiting for you. We couldn’t believe it. We were shocked, as we did not expect this to happen at all.
“We went to his house, which was a huge mansion. We then sat with him, had tea and biscuits and he showed us around the house.
“Then we all watched the Germany v Japan game and sat and ate with him in the dining room on a huge dining table.
“Walking around the house, he took us to the pool and he said we could go swimming but we weren’t dressed for it.
Jassa (pictured bottom right of World Cup), who runs a butcher shop in Wolverhampton, said the experience was ‘amazing’ and they were ‘blown away’ by the friendliness of their host
“It was just a surreal experience and it shows that the hospitality of the Qatari people is first class.”
Jassa added: “We have only experienced great hospitality and friendliness here in Qatar. The people of Qatar have been amazing. They are absolutely diamond people.
“They know they’re struggling in the media, but we’ve had nothing but kindness from everyone.”
The group of friends, from Wolverhampton, Dudley, West Midlands, London and New Zealand, said they were unaware of Omar’s background as he was “very modest”.
Jessa added: “We called him prince, but he said, ‘Please don’t call me that, I’m one of you’.”
Jessa and her pals have tickets to England’s first three games and also attended Portugal v Ghana yesterday (Thursday).
He said: “It was a mission to organize – making sure we had the tickets and accommodation, but being here is amazing,
“Of course, with many Wolves players, Portugal are our second team.
“The whole experience has been fantastic, lots of mixing with different nationalities.”