World cup 2022 Qatar will be held during winter

From The Telegraph newspaper

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12 Responses to World cup 2022 Qatar will be held during winter

  1. From what I understand they expect to have over 300 hotels full of guests, as well as a full stadium. With the temperatures easily reaching 45 and higher in the daytime with 90% humidity… I wonder if they have the resources to provide enough electricity to keep air conditioning going 24/7. Some speculate that might play a role in why they changed the dates. Not to mention the sheer misery of sitting in that kind of weather — especially if you’ve never experienced it before.

    • buzfairy says:

      Well, there strong bribery rumors abt how fifa chose qatar.

      Have u seen the american guy who’s upset over qatar winning? On utube? He makes a great case.

      And abt electricity, if their pitch was to have “air conditioned stadiums”, then they’re def in for electricity trouble. What were they thinking.

  2. I haven’t seen the American guy. I’ll definitely have to check that out.

    Bribery in the GCC? Say it isn’t so! 🙂

  3. TaZmaNiA says:

    Partially agree with him, but I also tend to think that Qatar has made arrangements even for Summer season

    • buzfairy says:

      Yeah, they shud keep their word. They said they don’t have a problem having the world cup in the summer, and on time. So let’s see what they do now 🙂

  4. Qatar’s presentation to the committee mentioned (actually boasted, but I’m trying to be nice!) about their stadiums being technological breakthroughs in thermodynamics, as they utilize solar energy to cool the open-air stadium. I wonder whether their ‘breakthroughs’, or lack thereof, was the real reason behind the shift in times.

  5. FIFA are doing their best to annoy everyone arent they?!

    Here’s my take on what leagues like the Premier League could/should do in the season of the winter World Cup: http://lurchtalkssport.wordpress.com/2011/01/08/the-202122-premier-league-show-must-go-on/

    • buzfairy says:

      I read your post. At first, before reading it, I just assumed that you would suggest the top players would stay with the local leagues, and not participate in the World Cup.

      But then I read your post. You make a very good point. I just have the following comments, and some of them contradict each other, but bare with me a bit:

      – Your idea of continuing the local leagues only makes sense with larger clubs, that have a multiple of 2nd row talents, whom are able to sustain them throughout the period where the top players are gone.

      – These clubs may not agree to have their top players play in the World Cup to start with. We all know how much money is earned and spent in these local European leagues, and as a business transaction, i don’t see a club agreeing to trade their top players for 2nd row ones.

      – Whats’s wrong with having the World Cup on time as Qatar said it could handle? The Qatari presentation stated that the stadiums will be air-conditioned, so no physical strain would be placed on the players in these conditions.

      – As for the fans, they could still come and go with plenty of fun. Qatar could build air-conditioned dooms\malls\bars and entertainment centers. This is a highly popular idea in our region.

      – We all suffer from the same blazing heat, yet we never truly experience its wrath like the people in Europe do, since everywhere we go is air-conditioned. From our transportation, to our malls and nightlife, to our houses, and even backyards.

      What do you think?

      I, for one, am all for traditions and keeping your word. I wouldn’t like to see the summer World Cup to turn into a winter event. And since Qatar said it can host the World Cup, then it should just do that.

      • As I said towards the end of my blog there is definately an long long list of reasons why my idea wouldn’t work, but I thought it would be good to share an innovative idea.

        Personally, I think they should keep it in the summer. As you say, Qatar’s bid was all based around a summer World Cup, so they must feel they can do it. Air conditioned stadiums etc got pretty much laughed at by people here in England, but if Qatar feel its a feasible option, I think it should be done. Anything should be done to keep the World Cup in June/July.

      • buzfairy says:

        We in Kuwait laughed at the air-conditioned stadiums too 😉

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