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03 .FIFA World Cup - Bids 07 (Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup bid)

03 .FIFA World Cup - Bids 07 (Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup bid)

Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup bid

Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup bid logo.svg
2022 FIFA World Cup bidding logo

The Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup bid was a bid by Qatar to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The bid has come under FBI investigation for bribery and corruption, leading to the resignation of FIFA President Sepp Blatter. With a population of 2 million people, Qatar will be the first Arab state to host the World Cup. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, son of Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani the then Emir of Qatar, was the chairman of the bid committee. Qatar promoted their hosting of the tournament as representing the Arab World, and has drawn support from across the member states of the Arab League. They also positioned their bid as an opportunity to bridge the gap between the Arab World and the West.

On 17 Nov 2010 Qatar hosted a friendly match between Brazil and Argentina. This was one of 47 international exhibition games held throughout the world on this day.

 President of FIFA Sepp Blatter endorsed the idea of having a World Cup in the Arab World, saying in April 2010: "The Arabic world deserves a World Cup. They have 22 countries and have not had any opportunity to organize the tournament". Blatter also praised Qatar's progress: "When I was first in Qatar there were 400,000 people here and now there are 1.6 million. In terms of infrastructure, when you are able to organise the Asian Games (in 2006) with more than 30 events for men and women, then that is not in question". On 2 December 2010, it was announced that Qatar will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
 

Climate

Working against the Qatar bid was the extreme temperature in the desert country. The World Cup always takes place during the European off-season in June and July. During this period the average daytime high in most of Qatar exceeds 50 °C (120 °F), the average daily low temperatures not dropping below 30 °C (86 °F). In response to this issue, Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, the 2022 Qatar bid chairman, has stated, "the event has to be organized in June or July. We will have to take the help of technology to counter the harsh weather. We have already set in motion the process. A stadium with controlled temperature is the answer to the problem. We have other plans up our sleeves as well".

Schedule

13–17 September 2010 Inspection committee visits Qata
2 December 2010 FIFA appoint Qatar as host for 2022 World Cup
 
Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup bid is located in Qatar
Lusail
Lusail
Doha
Doha
Al Khor
Al Khor
Ash Shamal
Ash Shamal
Al Wakrah
Al Wakrah
Umm Salal
Umm Salal
Al Rayyan
Al Rayyan
 
Proposed venues

Proposed Stadiums


 

The first five proposed stadiums for the World Cup were unveiled at the beginning of March 2010. The stadium will employ cooling technology capable of reducing temperatures within the stadium by up to 20°C (36°F), and the upper tiers of the stadium will be disassembled after the World Cup and donated to countries with less developed sports infrastructure. All of the five stadium projects launched have been designed by German architect Albert Speer & Partners.

The Air Conditioning in the stadiums for both the players and spectators will be solar powered, carbon neutral and provided by Arup of England.

 The Al-Khor Stadium is planned for Al-Khor city, located 50 kilometres north of Doha. The stadium will have a total capacity of 45,330, with 19,830 of the seats forming part of a temporary modular upper tier. The Al-Wakrah stadium, to be located in Al-Wakrah city in southern Qatar, will have a total capacity of 45,120 seats. The stadium will also contain a temporary upper tier of 25,500 seats. The stadium will be surrounded by large solar panels and will be decorated with Islamic art. The Al-Wakrah and Al-Khor stadiums would have been built regardless of whether Qatar was awarded the World Cup, according to the bid committee. However, the temporary upper-tier sections would not have been added if Qatar had lost the right to host the tournament. Here is a video showing all the proposed stadiums 
 
Lusail Doha Al Khor
Lusail Iconic Stadium Khalifa International Stadium Sports City Stadium Doha Port Stadium Qatar University Stadium Al-Khor Stadium
Capacity: 86,250
(planned)
Capacity: 50,000
(plans to expand to 68,030)
Capacity: 47,560
(planned)
Capacity: 45,330
(planned)
Capacity: 44,950
(planned)
Capacity: 43,520
(planned)
           
Ash-Shamal Al Wakrah Umm Salal Al Rayyan
Al-Shamal Stadium Al-Wakrah Stadium Umm Salal Stadium Education City Stadium Al-Gharafa Stadium Al Rayyan Stadium
Capacity: 45,120
(planned)
Capacity: 45,120
(planned)
Capacity: 45,120
(planned)
Capacity: 45,350
(planned)
Capacity: 21,282
(plans to expand to 44,740)
Capacity: 21,282
(plans to expand to 44,740)
       

Official bid partners

  • QNB Group
  • Qatar Airways
  • Blue Salon
  • Lambie-Nairn
 
 
 
 

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