Why Qatar 2022 Won't Be the Disaster Fans Think It Will

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Why Qatar 2022 Won't Be the Disaster Fans Think It Will
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Despite being nine years away, the 2022 World Cup in Qatar has already received lashings of criticism.

Over the coming seasons, major decisions are to be made about the competition, and doubtless its popularity will ebb and flow as FIFA and the Qatari federation bring plans and aspirations closer to reality.

At this early stage, however, I wish to explore some of the reasons why people ought to look a little more optimistically towards the competition, as the sport’s most glorious occasion comes to the Middle East.

So, placing aside fears of intense heat, the very likely reality of increased carbon emissions and the menacing spectre of Mohammed bin Hammam, read on and explore why Qatar 2022 might not be the disaster many are anticipating.

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