10+ Controversial facts about the 2022 Qatar FIFA World Cup

Qatar FIFA World Cup Controversial Facts

Well, you can argue (and many do) that Qatar is not the right place to organise a World Cup. A lot of soccer fans are criticising FIFA that due to the strict rules of this country. In Qatar there are strict rules for everything and this year they won’t let any beer or parties in stadiums- what kind of football world cup is that?! There will be no parties, no beer, no cheerful dancing, no loosely dressed female soccer fans in the stadiums. So, what kind of World Cup is this?

There are tons of essential things you need to know before you visit the World Cup in Qatar. And perhaps it will be useful to get an insight of some of the most controversial facts that surround this Football World Cup in Qatar.

10 Interesting and Controversial Facts about the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar:

  1. The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar will be the first World Cup held in the Arab world.
  2. Controversy has surrounded the award of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, with accusations of bribery and corruption levelled at FIFA and its members.
  3. Some have even called for a re-vote on the awarding of the 2022 World Cup.
  4. Qatar will be the smallest country ever to host a FIFA World Cup, with a population of just 2.7 million people.
  5. In order to accommodate the influx of visitors anticipated for the World Cup, Qatar is building nine new stadiums and expanding five more. In 2022, Qatar will host the FIFA World Cup, and they’re currently in the process of constructing nine new stadiums in preparation. However, many people have criticized Qatar’s construction methods, as they’re essentially building in the middle of the desert. This means that a lot of resources are being used in order to create these stadiums, and it’s not very eco-friendly. In addition, the heat in Qatar is intense, and it’s possible that the players and spectators won’t be able to handle it. Ultimately, only time will tell whether or not Qatar’s approach to the World Cup is successful.
  6. Construction on these stadiums has been marred by allegations of poor working conditions and the exploitation of migrant workers.
  7. In response to these allegations, Qatar has promised to improve working conditions and has enacted new labour laws.
  8. 2022 will also be the first World Cup held in winter, due to the extreme heat in Qatar during the summer months.
  9. As a result, the 2022 World Cup is likely to clash with other major sporting events, such as the Winter Olympics.
  10. There are also concerns that the 2022 World Cup will be a financial burden on Qatar, which is already facing an economic crisis.

What’s your take on the Qatar World Cup?

So, what do you think is the worst thing about the Qatar FIFA World Cup? Perhaps it’s not as bad as we think, or at least not as bad and pathetic as the list of the worst football dives we wrote an article about the other week. In your opinion, what aspect of Qatar is the worst? Is it the heat? The fact that so many migrant workers have died in construction accidents? That they’re using slave labor to build stadiums? The lack of alcoholic beverages, too strict rules, or the absence of flagrant outfits for women? For sure you won’t see much of the hottest female fans in Qatar in the stadiums as women are not allowed to wear what they want (there’s a strictly taken dress code which forbids showing too much flesh).

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