Qatar FIFA world cup 2022
On 2 December 2010, DJ’s song ‘Run Run Run’ topped the music charts all over the world. The catchy tune was an uplifting anthem celebrating the success of Qatar’s bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The Middle East nation’s bid to host this global sporting event received universal acclaim. This was due to Qatar‘s quick expansion and construction of stadiums and infrastructure to ensure the best World Cup possible.
Qatar initially faced a wave of criticism for hosting one of the world’s largest sporting events
Initially, eight countries showed interest in holding the 2022 FIFA World Cup. However, Qatar won the right to host the tournament after joining FIFA in 1998. Each participating country sent a representative to Doha, Qatar to negotiate the host country’s conditions. These included hosting costs, stadium construction, and travel restrictions among others.
All representatives agreed upon a final agenda for discussion at the bidding conference. After the conference ended, each country awarded each of the bidders their votes. Qatar emerged victorious by a margin of 53 votes to 47 with 6 nations not voting. Thanks to this victory, Qatar will host one of the world’s biggest sporting events ever!
The bid committee quickly moved to build stadiums and other World Cup infrastructure in Doha. However, building such facilities requires capital- which meant selling off shares in Doha’s stock market. This strategy allowed a small but stable community to prosper while preparing for one of the world’s largest sporting events. In fact, this prosperity helped transform Doha from a fishing village into one of the world’s wealthiest metropolitan areas.
No doubt, hosting one of the world’s biggest sporting events will greatly boost Dolla’s economy. This is because hotels built for World Cup attendees will have an increased occupancy rate during the event period. Furthermore, restaurants and street vendors catering to visiting tourists will also prosper during this period. In addition, construction workers will have jobs building necessary World Cup infrastructure and stadiums in Doha during this time.
While renovating stadiums and developing new World Cup venues progressed rapidly in Doha, Qatar faced scrutiny from FIFA due to corruption allegations against its 2022 bid team members. Investigations focused on how much bribery was offered to member nations during Qatar’s bid process- leading to an apology from FIFA president Sepp Blatter at an annual meeting.
In addition, several high-ranking officials from football’s governing body were dismissed as a result of these investigations. While some have questioned whether it was ethical for FIFA members to vote on such a prestigious event while corruption investigations proceed, no one can deny that hosting a World Cup in Qatar brings great benefits for that nation’s economy and culture alike.
Although Qatar initially faced a wave of criticism for hosting one of the world’s largest sporting events, it has since proved itself capable of hosting this event successfully. The fishing village of Doha expanded rapidly to prepare for the World Cup; now it boasts luxury hotels and renowned cultural institutions like museums and art galleries during World Cup periods.
Despite ongoing corruption investigations into how much money should be offered to member nations during its bid process, Qatar hosted an excellent World Cup that proved itself worthy of hosting one of the world’s biggest sporting events again next time around!