FIFA is considering the idea of ​​increasing the number of teams in the World Cup Qatar 🏆🇶🇦

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has announced that FIFA will consider raising the number of teams participating in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48.

The 80,000-capacity Lusail Stadium will be the largest of the tournament, which will kick off on 21 November 2022.

the venue at which the opening and final games of the 2022 FIFA World Cup will take place.

Located 15km north of central Doha .

The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be the 22nd World Cup in Qatar and will be hosted by Qatar  . The host was announced on 2 December 2010  . The tournament is scheduled to begin from 21 November to 18 December 2022.

Infrastructure

Airports

Doha International Airport is 12 times more than the current airport and was opened in 2014 and will continue to expand to become one of the largest airports to serve Qatar Airways and other airlines, the largest in the Middle East, May 27, 2014.

Railways

Qatar Rail and Deutsche Bank are cooperating in the construction of railways in Qatar where the best railways in the world are made up of three types

  • Doha Metro: This is a rail ride around Doha city, noting that the railways will be underground so as not to congest the city. The network consists of 145 underground stations and four lines and is considered the most important network.
  • Long Distance Train: These trains are fast with a speed of up to 220 km / h. The Qatari capital reaches the neighboring cities and continues to Saudi Arabia and the Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Light Carrier: is a lightweight network similar to the tram, which is designed to serve the modern city of Lucille and part of the Pearl, and others network in the Education City (Qatar Foundation) and the project Musheireb also.

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Issues around the World Cup

AFC Asian Cup final event

Qatar police closed the gates leading to Khalifa Stadium in the final between Japan and Australia, preventing many fans who bought tickets to attend the game from entering the stadium. Riot police intervened to stop the fans, although they did not demonstrate and only waved their tickets and demanded police let them in.  One of the chefs said that a police man was injured in the hand as she tried to take the camera out of her hand and forced her to erase the memory. 

Fans inside the stadium were not allowed to leave the stadium after the game and stopped them behind a locked fence. There was an official statement inside the stadium, saying fans would not be allowed to leave the stadium due to fireworks. The stadium was capable of accommodating 40,000 people, but only 37,174 people were allowed in. Many fans said their tickets were not properly checked. It was reported by news agencies that 5,000 people were not allowed to attend the game. This incident is likely to have concerns about how much larger crowds will be treated when Qatar hosts the World Cup in 2022. 

weather

In June and July, the weather in Qatar is relatively high, with temperatures ranging from 24 to 30 degrees in the Hid between 36 and 40 degrees Celsius . This has raised objections among many World Cup stakeholders, including members of the Committee FIFA ‘s executive as quoted by Bild newspaper the German edition of the September 22 / September 2014 from Theo Tesfantsej member of the Executive Committee of the international Football Association as saying « I personally think that the world Cup 2022 will not take place in Qatar at the end of the day » attributed to the high summer heat There. Despite the assurances of Qatar to offer the stadiums cool on the pitch and in the stadium, but the controversy remained because some consider that the World Cup is not limited to stadiums.

Alcoholic beverages

A file members announced Qatar that the wines will not be a problem, because regulators will establish designed for drinking areas, and those areas will include places for thepublic .

Israel qualified

The delegation of Qatar said that could Israel go to the playoffs and compete in the tournament despite the lack of recognition of Qatar.

Gay fans

The choice of Qatar has caused much controversy among homosexual fans because homosexuality is against law in Qatar.

Purchase votes of members of the Executive Committee

Several times, charges have arisen that Qatar has bribed the votes of executive committee members to vote for it. French President Nicolas Sarkozy also pressed Michel Platini,president of the European Football Confederation (UEFA), to vote for Qatar in exchange for the Paris Club St Germain, And set up a sports channel in France. The allegations raised an investigation into the British Parliament after the Sunday Times published an article on the subject, and in 2011 FIFA achieved no result due to lack of evidence. The Qatari organization denied the accusations. 

Ill-treatment of workers

The International Federation of Trade Unions accused Qatar of employing workers under certain conditions without taking into account international labor protection laws for low wages, employment and housing in conditions that do not meet the minimum health and safety requirements. Labor laws. The International Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) has accused Qatar of buying the votes of FIFA’s executive committee members to win the right to host the tournament. 

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