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Billions: That’s How Much Qatar Invested in the World Cup

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Billions: That's How Much Qatar Invested in the World Cup

Literally no expense or effort was spared in Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup. In doing so, Qatar clearly exceeded the limit of the previous costs of a World Cup.

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Qatar invested several billion dollars in the World Cup

Qatar wants to present itself in glamor and glory at the World Cup thanks to gigantic expenses. Qatar have invested no less than 200 billion dollars in an early wave of technology and modernization these recent years.

Qatar National Vision 2030” formulated in 2008 has already been implemented to a large extent; it is intended to transform Qatar into one of the most modern countries in the world. The World Cup – should bear witness to this and be according to plan.

Nothing was too expensive for FIFA President and Doha resident Gianni Infantino’s vision of the “best World Cup ever on and off the field”.

An investment of 200 billion dollars – sometimes 220 billion is also mentioned – represents an unbelievable volume in comparison to past finals.

The 2018 World Cup in Russia is said to have cost 11.5 billion dollars, in Brazil 2014 the organizers rumoured 15 billion. dollars spent. In comparison, London spent £9 billion (€10.29 billion) on the 2012 Summer Olympics.

How Qatar spent $200BILLION to host controversial 2022 World Cup - nearly 20 TIMES the cost of Russia 2018 | The US Sun

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The debate surrounding the 2022 World Cup began around 12 years ago. At that time, the FIFA Executive Committee chose Qatar as the venue in the fourth ballot.

And even though, it was the least suitable of all the applications: stadiums or a football tradition that goes back.

The judiciary has had its sights set on FIFA ever since, and there have been numerous investigations and arrests in recent years.

Many the then Executive Committee members have since been suspended or charged. Even then-FIFA President Sepp Blatter now describes the award to Qatar as a “mistake“.

A big loser in the whole thing is football, the sport that it should be about, that so many people live and love – it falls by the wayside behind all the corrupt machinations and human rights abuses.

Many fans turn away disappointed. The passion for and enjoyment of football no longer outweighs the sale of basic ethical values. It is only too understandable who decides to boycott.

Theme of sustainability

According to reports, at the end of the preparatory work before the start of the World Cup, costs for the sheikhs’ request to convince the world of the sustainability of the World Cup in the desert state increased, according to reports.

After all, the stadiums are air-conditioned at great expense in the middle of the energy crisis. Shuttle flights from neighbouring countries for fans who cannot be accommodated in Qatar also draw criticism.

The stadiums in Qatar are air-conditioned

The stadiums in Qatar are air-conditioned

The Katari rely on CO2 compensation, which is interpreted as greenwashing. The opening of an extensive solar farm with almost two million solar cells on an area of ​​more than 1,000 hectares or 1,400 soccer fields in June was already more effective in terms of publicity.

An output of 800 megawatts is to be achieved with it, cost point: half a billion dollars.

Another debate arise when the Qatar organizations are sponsored by Crypto sites which it’s a fact that Bitcoin miners have emitted almost 200 million tonnes of carbon dioxide in the cryptocurrency short history.

Qatar’s stadium cooling technology

World Cup ‘will leave a legacy’

Critics of monetary boasting are opposed to the thought behind it. After all, so the tenor, the expenses do not serve football alone.

Organization chief Hassan Al-Thawadi never tired of emphasizing that “the World Cup will leave a social, humanitarian, economic and economic legacy”.

Communications Director Fatma Al-Nuaimi noted: “Most of these major infrastructure projects that the fans will use were planned before we even decided to host the World Cup.”

The construction of the eight World Cup stadiums caused relatively manageable costs of upwards of 6.5 billion dollars. Originally, around 4 billion were estimated for the ultra-modern arcades.

The projects brought forward for the World Cup were a lot more expensive. The construction of the driverless metro, which began in 2013, cost 31.6 billion dollars.

There is now a route of 76 kilometers and 37 stations. Hamad International Airport was opened in 2014 and is said to have cost 14 billion.

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The Lusail urbanization project north of Doha alone is estimated to cost $46 billion. However, the area with the final stadium of the same name still resembles a “work in progress”.

The reports of the completion of the magnificent buildings have been accompanied for months and years by reports about the miserable position of migrant workers. This flaw will not be discussed away after the World Cup.

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