QATAR is a small gulf state in the Middle East where the World Cup is due to be hosted in 2022. But where exactly is the country - and what will the climate be like for our footballing heroes? Where is Qatar? Qatar is a peninsula bordering eastern Saudi Arabia and jutting out into the Persian Gulf. The Islamic monarchist country has a small population of only 2.6million — of which just 313,000 are Qatari citizens and 2.3million are expats. Rich in oil and gas reserves, Qatar has the highest per capita income in the world. The former British protectorate gained independence in 1971, Qatar has used its vast wealth to wield influence on the world stage despite its small population. It is widely believed to have funded rebel groups during the Arab Spring and has a growing influence in the media through its Al Jazeera network. The capital is Doha, with a population close to 1.5million. What is the weather like in Qatar? Qatar has an extremely warm and arid climate - typical of the … [Read more...] about Where is Qatar, when is the 2022 World Cup and what’s weather usually like?
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Sport by Press Association 03/09/2019, 9:11 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter FIFA has unveiled the official emblem of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The emblem was projected onto a number of Doha’s landmark venues, such as the Katara Cultural Village Amphitheatre and Souq Waqif marketplace as well as the Al Zubara Fort, a World Heritage site. Tuesday’s official launch of the 2022 World Cup logo coincided with Qatar’s Independence Day and was also shown at locations in Kuwait Towers, the Opera House in Algiers and Beirut’s Raouche Rock as well as in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. At the same time as the unveiling in Doha, giant screens displayed the emblem at venues around the world – including Canary Wharf and Leicester Square in London as well as Times Square in New York, at the Gare du Nord, Paris and Berlin Railway Station along with Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Mumbai, Mexico City, Moscow, Madrid, Turkey, South Africa … [Read more...] about FIFA reveals 2022 World Cup logo
World Cup fever is raging as this summer's tournament nears. Thirty two countries will descend on Russia, all bidding to take home the Jules Rimet trophy It kicks off on Thursday June 14, with the final bringing the curtain down on Sunday July 15. But what then? Well, there'll be an agonising four-year wait until the next tournament. It might seem like a long way off, but there's already enough to get you excited. Here is all you need to know about the World Cup 2022. Where is the World Cup 2022? Well, for those of you who have been living in the desert for the best part of the past decade, it will be taking place...in the desert. Not literally, of course, but it's a significant change of scenery for FIFA's flagship event, as the tournament heads to the Middle East for the first time ever. Qatar will host the 2022 tournament, having successfully bid in 2010. It will also be the first time the competition has been held in an Arab and Muslim-majority country. When is the World Cup 2022? … [Read more...] about All you need to know about the 2022 World Cup
Organisers of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar have unveiled designs for the huge Lusail Stadium, where the final will be held. The 80,000-seater stadium will be the largest venue in the World Cup, hosting the opening game as well as the final match in a bowl-shaped arena. The eye-catching shape of the round stadium has been inspired by the Middle East's ancient tradition of craftsmanship. It is the eighth and final stadium design to be unveiled, with construction already underway and scheduled to be completed in 2020. A colourful gala event was held at Lusail Marina, 15km north from Doha, to unveil the showpiece stadium of the iconic tournament. “It has now been eight years since we won the rights to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup and we told the world to expect amazing," SC Secretary General HE Hassan Al Thawadi said. "With this stunning design of our showpiece stadium, I am proud today to once again be delivering on that promise. “Lusail is a city for the future, and once … [Read more...] about First look at stadium set to host Qatar 2022 World Cup Final
Sam Wallace Chief Football Writer Follow 17 March 2019 • 8:30am The slogan for the 2022 World Cup final in Qatar has long been, as we know, “Expect Amazing”, although a personal preference would be one built from an original concept from Jerome Valcke, the long-since discredited Fifa general secretary under the Sepp Blatter regime. It was just an observation, from a man with security clearance at the biggest carve-up in football history, that he chose to share with Jack Warner in an email that the latter would later leak in 2011 after Mohammad bin Hammam’s aborted run at the Fifa presidency. Perhaps, Valcke pondered, Bin Hammam “thought you can buy Fifa as they [Qatar] bought the World Cup”. Spikey, but hard to deny that it would be a buzz to see something along those lines adorning the desert stadiums and official merch. “Qatar 2022: we thought we’d buy the World Cup”. Alas, the organisers have so far refused … [Read more...] about Decision to expand Qatar 2022 World Cup to 48 teams proves Fifa will do anything for more money