England might have to wait a little longer for their second FIFA World Cup, but the English footballers Kyle Walker and John Stones surely aren’t going home empty-handed from Qatar. They will take back home Dave, a stray cat.

England missed the semi-final berth as France tossed them in the quarterfinal with a 2-1 win.

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Walker and Stones have adopted a stray cat and named him ‘Dave’ who used to be with them every night for dinner. They will have to wait for four months before meeting their friend as Dave will be quarantined.

“Dave is welcome to the table… Some people really don’t like the cat, but I love him,” said Stones.

Walker in an interview with the Football Association’s media channel said, “He was just there one day, so we’ve just adopted him.”

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Kyle also said that Dave was considered the lucky charm of the English team.

Dave used to sit every night with the Manchester City duo and wait for his food.

Qatar’s cats have been spotted many times during training sessions and press conferences and have gathered the public eye at the FIFA World Cup 2022.

French footballers were also asked about the cats by the reporters and Randal Kolo Muani joked “Yes, cats. There are cats who roam outdoors. When we eat outdoors, there are cats strolling around. And Ousmane is scared of them. It makes everyone laugh.”

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Cats have also been seen gate-crashing the FIFA World Cup stadiums which made a buzz on Twitter as well. “Cats are awesome. Yay cats!” tweeted a user.

“How can he grab a cat like that and throw her away?” tweeted another user as a cat was picked up and drooped to the other side of the table after it interrupted a Brazilian footballer, Vinius Jr.’s interview.

Qatar cats have been and still are drawing a lot of attention in this Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022.