The Middle Eastern state of Qatar is slated to host the most prestigious tournament of Men’s Football World cup three years from now. Preparations for the spectacle began on the 2nd of December 2010, after FIFA confirmed the winning bids at its Zurich headquarters. Qatar will become the first Muslim majority nation to host the 22nd edition of this quadrennial transnational event. Due to Qatar’s intense summer temperatures and rolling sand dunes, the games are scheduled for late November until mid-December of 2022 for a smaller period of 28 days.
With the world having its eyes on this rich kingdom, Qatar is competent to exhibit its vibrant enchantment. Construction of stadiums commenced in eight different locations with the opening and final match scheduled in Lusail Stadium with a seating capacity of over 80,000. Designed by German architects, the historical and artistic facets of Qatar are deeply reflected in the layout and architecture of these stadiums.
The gulf peninsula will confront a tight squeeze with about a 50% boost in its interim population. Yet Qatar will not leave in the lurch, with its glamorous stadiums and grand travel stay arrangements. The top-notch cooling strategies to maintain stable stadium temperatures, fully automated smart grid IoT to conquer logistical challenges and eco-friendly reusable constructions prove that Qatar’s world cup will be incredibly unique from the preceding ones.
But the treatment of migrant workers for the construction of stadiums and constant human rights violations have been attracting media discussions over a few years. Also, controversies pertinent to rigged winning bids and horse-trading surfaced the internet after result announcements. And officials have made subsequent endeavors to bury these issues.
Despite all differences, millions of football fans and audiences across the world look forward to witnessing this wonder. 32 teams will compete with each other for the cup. The official emblem for the games was released on the 3rd of September representing the eight venues. The ticket sales are expected to go live at the end of 2021, with stadiums being so near that you can follow two matches in a single day. So plan early if you want to corroborate this experience of a lifetime.