- Jun 23, 2009
Obviously the heat and lack of football culture are major issues, but as regards being ready on time, I don't think you need worry. Qatar is very rich and if there's one thing the Gulf countries are good at, it's putting on a show - usually with the aid of large numbers of poorly paid migrant labourers. Qatar has staged other (albeit much smaller) sporting events such as the Asian Games, with success. They have 12 years to get the infrastructure ready, and I have no doubt they'll do so in plenty of time, and that the stadia will be spectacular, though completely soulless and lacking in atmosphere.I honestly cant see the 2022 WC being held in Qatar for obvious reasons. Remember Colombia was picked to host the 1986 World Cup but because of the political instability and the fact that they were way behind schedule, it went to Mexico instead who did a great job and was class WC.
The Brazil and Russia WCs I think will be successfull with great atmosphere and culture to boot however with Qatar a country with no football or sporting pedigree, it has all the hallmarks of being a disaster.