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England fans invited to Qatari millionaire's mansion after meeting in bar during World Cup

Jassa Dehal struck up a conversation with Qatari millionaire Omar (L) at their hotel bar. (SWNS)
Jassa Dehal (C) struck up a conversation with Qatari millionaire Omar at a hotel bar. (SWNS)

A group of England fans were invited to lunch at a Qatari millionaire's mansion after they met in a hotel bar during the World Cup.

Jassa Dehal and his friends were stunned when the wealthy businessman sent a car to pick them up from their hotel in Doha.

He had struck up a conversation with the man, known only as Omar, at their hotel the night before when the Qatari spotted him wearing a Wolverhampton Wanderers shirt.

They quickly bonded over their love of football and the businessman invited him to his home, with Jassa receiving a message the next day saying: "There is a car waiting for you."

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Jassa Dehal (2nd from right)) and his new Qatari friends. (SWNS)
Jassa Dehal (2nd from right)) and his new Qatari friends. (SWNS)
Omar laid on a five star feast for lunch. (SWNS)
Omar laid on a five-star feast for lunch. (SWNS)

The friends were taken to Omar's sprawling mansion, where he had laid on a five-star feast for lunch - including a football-themed fruit platter.

They were given a tour of the massive property, invited to swim in his pool before they all stayed to watch Japan's 2-1 victory over Germany.

Jessa, who runs a butchers in Wolverhampton, said: "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'd sacked the manager.

He added: "We went to his house which was a massive mansion. We then sat with him, had tea and biscuits and he showed us around the house.

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The group of friends are from Wolverhampton, Dudley, London and New Zealand. (SWNS)
The group of friends are from Wolverhampton, Dudley, London and New Zealand. (SWNS)

The friends from Wolverhampton, Dudley, West Midlands, London and New Zealand said they were unaware of Omar's background as he was 'very modest'.

Jessa said: "We called him prince, but he said, 'Please don't call me that, I am one of you'."

He added they had bought tickets for the first three England games and also attended the Portugal vs Ghana on Thursday.

He said: "It was a mission to organise - making sure we had the tickets and the accommodation, but being here is amazing,

"Of course with many Wolves players Portugal is our second team.

"The whole experience has been fantastic, lots of mixing in with different nationalities."