World Cup 2022


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The Qatar World Cup is a controversy-riddled soccer tournament that has been dogged by allegations of bribery and corruption. While the World Cup 2022 is still several years away, it is already clear that this event will be one of the most controversial in history.

One of the biggest controversies surrounding the Qatar World Cup 2022 is the fact that it will be held in the middle of summer. This decision has been heavily criticized, as the extreme temperatures in Qatar can reach up to 122 degrees Fahrenheit. There have also been allegations of bribery and corruption related to the bidding process for the tournament. Finally, there is the issue of Qatar’s human rights abuses. In recent years, several construction workers have been killed as a result of working in dangerous conditions during preparation for the tournament.

History

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In December 2010, FIFA awarded the World Cup 2022 to Qatar–a Middle Eastern country with little soccer heritage. The nation has one stadium with a proper cooling system and it spends about $500 million every week on construction projects related to the cup. Critics say that awarding a summer event to a place with such extreme heat is dangerous and possibly deadly. The average high temperature in June, when games are usually held, is 106 degrees Fahrenheit (41 Celsius), so players will be forced to compete in intense heat.

The president of FIFA at first said that awarding the World Cup to Qatar was a “mistake” and that the event will probably need to be held in winter . However, Qatar has said it is preparing for a summer event and plans to provide each player with an individual cooling system. Due to FIFA’s unwillingness to change dates, this idea may be unlikely.

Despite pleas from major soccer figures such as Arsene Wenger , the 2022 World Cup will almost certainly go ahead as planned. This means that players will have little time off during their grueling club seasons, which typically run from August through May or June. These conditions are especially dangerous for professional athletes who are already at high risk of injury due to their intense training regimes and frequent matches. Thus far, there have been no reports of injuries related to playing in the heat, but this is likely to change as the tournament gets closer.

In addition to concerns about the weather, many people have questioned why Qatar was chosen to host the World Cup 2022 in the first place. There have been allegations of bribery and corruption related to the bidding process, which were investigated by FIFA . However, these allegations were never proven and Qatar denies any wrongdoing.

The human rights problem

Qatar has also been criticized for its human rights abuses. In recent years, several construction workers have died as a result of working in dangerous conditions during preparation for the cup. Qatar has responded by enacting new laws that improve worker’s rights, but there are still concerns about how these laws will be enforced.

Conclusion

So far, no decision has been made about whether the World Cup will be moved to a different location or not. However, it is clear that Qatar is preparing for an influx of tourists, and is doing everything possible to ensure that the World Cup is a success. Despite the controversies surrounding it, there is no doubt that this event will be one of the highlights of the sporting calendar.

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