As Brazil 2014 nears its end, here’s what’s coming in 2022:
Stadiums for controversy-dogged Qatar World Cup take shape but will the teams ever get to play there?
- Qatar is building ten stadiums for the 2022 World Cup, but questions still remain about their ability to host it
- And an investigation into allegations of corrupt voting procedures during their bid continues
- Qatar’s first stadium, Al Wakah, was meant to resemble a boat, but was compared to a woman’s private parts
The venue at Katara has a retractable roof and is cooled using a prototype of one of the systems it plans to use during the World Cup.
During the bidding process, Qatar built a small solar-powered prototype stadium which could seat 500.
Qatar’s building projects have also been hit by allegations of migrant construction workers not being given enough food or water.
Overall, the tiny gas-rich state plans to spend about $140 billion on a rail system, a new airport, a seaport, and hundreds of kilometers of new
roads for the tournament, in addition to the stadiums that will host the matches.