Qatar Reveals Stunning 2022 World Cup Stadium Design, But Will They Get To Host It?

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Jul 11 2014
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Qatar‘s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy have released images of the latest stadium designed for the 2022 World Cup, if they ever get to host it in the first place. The calls for a rerun for the competition to host the 2022 World Cup are getting louder ever since the damning revelation that Qatar bribed FIFA officials to win the bid to host the prestigious cup.


That’s right, FIFA is another corrupt  body and its president, 78-year-old Sepp Blatter, is under presure to quit. But the corruption scandal was not the only issue hitting Qatar. Reports that more than 500 Indian migrant workers have died in Qatar since January 2012, building infrastructures for the 2022 World Cup, only add fuel to the already problematic issue of allowing Qatar to host the event.

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But the most serious and damaging reason why Qatar should pull out from hosting the 2022 World Cup is this: 17 days before Qatar was chosen, FIFA’s 24-man executive committee (Exco) was briefed on a report that Qatar was the only one of the nine countries bidding for the tournaments which was a “high risk” of a terrorist attack.


Of course, the FIFA top guns ignored and rubbished the report. If the initial report was not enough to change their minds, perhaps this will – how about terrorists ISIS promises to bomb the 2022 World Cup? Before the winner of the 2014 Brazil World Cup between Germany and Argentina has even been decided, the new terrorist group on the block, ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) politely warned FIFA last week.

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Apparently, the terrorist group offered their reason that by 2022, Qatar will be a part of its newly-declared Islamic Caliphate, “under the rule of the Caliph Ibrahim Bin Awad Alqarshi”. And under their version of caliphate, football games will be considered “a diversion from Islam”. While the reason given is laughable, the threat to bomb the event is not.


But if Qatar would be part of the terrorist “new” territory by 2022, why still launch long-ranch scud missiles into the country? As funny as it may sound, the fact that players from around the world have to run around more than an hour in the field under the blisteringly hot summer temperatures in Qatar – exceeding 120 degrees Fahrenheit (48.8 degrees Celcius) –  was not a good option already.

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Nevertheless, the latest stadium’s design is still awesome. To be located in Al Khor City, the Al Bayt Stadium will also be surrounded by the new Al Bayt district, which will host retail space and restaurants, as well as landscaped paths for residents to use as horseriding, cycling and jogging tracks. Qatar claimed the design reflects the country’s proud history and culture, and is based on the Bayt Al Sha’ar, a black and white tent used traditionally by nomadic people.

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The stadium will hold 60,000 seats, but after the tournament the design allows the upper tier of seating to be removed, reducing the stadium to 32,000 seats. The removed seats are planned to be donated to other countries “to leave a legacy for international football development.” It will also incorporate best practice in energy-efficiency measures in an attempt to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) standards.

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Well, Qatar can reveals any design they like but still, it’s not confirm if they get to host the World Cup in another 8 years time. Perhaps they should not get too excited and hold on any major construction for the World Cup infrastructures, for the time being.

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