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Old May 19th, 2010, 05:57 PM   #681
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Old May 19th, 2010, 06:27 PM   #682
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Following a speech Qatar 2022 Bid CEO Hassan Al-Thawadi gave at the 33rd Conference of Arab Youth and Sports Ministers, the assembled ministers pledged their support for Qatar’s bid to become the first country in the Middle East to host the FIFA World Cup™.

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The Arab ministers’ enthusiastic support for the bid, and the tremendous outpouring of support from Arab publics, should render those doubts obsolete. We are bidding for Qatar, to be sure, but also for the many Arabs eager to see the tournament in their region for the first time, and for the new generations that will be coming of age in the years leading up to 2022.

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Old May 20th, 2010, 09:26 AM   #683
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Qatar among the safest to live in
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Old May 20th, 2010, 10:03 AM   #684
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A lot of places would be "Safe" under an Authoritarian Regime, look at Singapore.
I'm more concerned about civil liberties and freedoms, something Qatar doesn't rate highly in. The article states that Finland and Iceland are safer. According to "The Economist" they also come with a Democracy rank of 6 (Finland) 3 (Iceland) and scale index of 9.25 and 9.65.

Australia is 10th at 9.09, the USA is 18th at 8.22 and Qatar is...... 144 at 2.92. 8 places below China and 14 places below Bahrain.

In Australia and the USA, we can do far more of what we want without the threat of draconian punishment to keep us in line.

I could bring up many more list but I won't because my point is no one gives a crap. The next 2 World Cups are not in the safest places on the planet but more then enough people don't care. Most of us look at it as an exciting and colourful adventure, not some sterile police state.

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Old May 20th, 2010, 01:20 PM   #685
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Old May 20th, 2010, 05:31 PM   #686
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I think the best chance of the WC going to Qatar would be in a joint Gulf bid. UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Qatar together could pull of a great World Cup. But that could just be me dreaming.
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Old May 20th, 2010, 09:26 PM   #687
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I think the best chance of the WC going to Qatar would be in a joint Gulf bid. UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Qatar together could pull of a great World Cup. But that could just be me dreaming.
4 team places reserved for host teams? No way that's gonna happen.
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Old May 20th, 2010, 10:17 PM   #688
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A Qatari-Bahraini-Emarati bid would be a good one, but in these times not possible.
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 07:39 AM   #689
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 07:50 AM   #690
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BBC: Africa to benefit from Qatar 2022 World Cup hosting

Some African countries will benefit if Fifa grants Qatar the rights to host the 2022 World Cup.

As part of its broader legacy, the Arab state will donate the upper tier of some of its 12 stadiums to developing countries after the tournament.

As the country doesn't need many large, permanent venues, so they would be built with modular upper levels that can be taken down.

These structures would then be sent off overseas, for developing countries.

Nasser Al Khater, communications director of Qatar 2022, says African countries will be among those to be considered for the gift.

"We want to leave a friendly sporting legacy globally and our modular stadiums will be the right way to implement this," Al Khater told BBC Sport.

"African countries are part of this it but this will be global as we will be seeking to offer this help to developing countries.

"We have not yet decided on how it will be done but we are certain that we want to aid Fifa's quest to accelerate the development of facilities in developing countries.

"We are sure that countries across the globe that lack sports infrastructure will stand to benefit strongly and football will continue to develop."

Al Khater played down concerns over the searing heat in Qatar during the summer when the tournament is hosted, revealing plans for stadiums cooled by air conditioning.


Al Khater (right) is confident Qatar 2022 will leave a broader legacy
"We already have in our country an example of a stadium cooled by this method therefore regardless of the heat outside the temperature in the stadium will be 27C," he said.

"We have tried this for several years with the Al Sadd stadium and for all these years it has worked to perfection so rolling this out to the other stadia will not be a problem as it is part of our country's development goal."

The Qatari authorities say they will pitch for the rights to be the first country in the Middle East to host the tournament.

"The Arab region has contributed immensely to football and it is now time for us to be given the opportunity to host the World Cup," Al Khater said.

"Our fans are very passionate about the game, key players from come from this region and the people of Qatar are avid fans of football.

"Every region in the world has had the opportunity to host the global tournament and it is now our time to show the world what we are capable of doing."

Successful bids for both the 2018 and 2022 events will be announced in December this year, giving winning nations ample time to prepare for the world's most spectacular sporting event.

Qatar, which is only bidding for the 2022 event, will have competition from Australia, Japan, USA and South Korea.

The country has previously hosted global sporting events including the Asian Games in December 2006 and the World Indoor Athletic Championships earlier this year.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/foot...ca/8690666.stm
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 08:54 AM   #691
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BBC: Africa to benefit from Qatar 2022 World Cup hosting

Some African countries will benefit if Fifa grants Qatar the rights to host the 2022 World Cup.

As part of its broader legacy, the Arab state will donate the upper tier of some of its 12 stadiums to developing countries after the tournament.

As the country doesn't need many large, permanent venues, so they would be built with modular upper levels that can be taken down.

These structures would then be sent off overseas, for developing countries.

Nasser Al Khater, communications director of Qatar 2022, says African countries will be among those to be considered for the gift.

"We want to leave a friendly sporting legacy globally and our modular stadiums will be the right way to implement this," Al Khater told BBC Sport.

"African countries are part of this it but this will be global as we will be seeking to offer this help to developing countries.

"We have not yet decided on how it will be done but we are certain that we want to aid Fifa's quest to accelerate the development of facilities in developing countries.

"We are sure that countries across the globe that lack sports infrastructure will stand to benefit strongly and football will continue to develop."

Al Khater played down concerns over the searing heat in Qatar during the summer when the tournament is hosted, revealing plans for stadiums cooled by air conditioning.


Al Khater (right) is confident Qatar 2022 will leave a broader legacy
"We already have in our country an example of a stadium cooled by this method therefore regardless of the heat outside the temperature in the stadium will be 27C," he said.

"We have tried this for several years with the Al Sadd stadium and for all these years it has worked to perfection so rolling this out to the other stadia will not be a problem as it is part of our country's development goal."

The Qatari authorities say they will pitch for the rights to be the first country in the Middle East to host the tournament.

"The Arab region has contributed immensely to football and it is now time for us to be given the opportunity to host the World Cup," Al Khater said.

"Our fans are very passionate about the game, key players from come from this region and the people of Qatar are avid fans of football.

"Every region in the world has had the opportunity to host the global tournament and it is now our time to show the world what we are capable of doing."

Successful bids for both the 2018 and 2022 events will be announced in December this year, giving winning nations ample time to prepare for the world's most spectacular sporting event.

Qatar, which is only bidding for the 2022 event, will have competition from Australia, Japan, USA and South Korea.

The country has previously hosted global sporting events including the Asian Games in December 2006 and the World Indoor Athletic Championships earlier this year.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/foot...ca/8690666.stm
As much as it sounds great, in reality it is more a bribe to get votes. The fact that the amount of stadiums need to be built, with so much extra capacity also, is a concern in itself.

Nice little sales pitch though but in all reality, theirs clear drawbacks with this strategy. Africa is gaining the benifits from this WC, hosted in Africa. Qatar should focus on its bid legacy in Qatar and the GCC.
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 10:16 AM   #692
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we will have more than 12 stadiums with gulf countries building more stadiums in their countries, I don't wee why donating 20K stadiums to Asian and African countries a problem... In fact it increases football awareness and more countries would have football infrastructure.
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 01:50 PM   #693
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It could be seen as a bribe but then you'd also have to say the increased funding for football development and the "Beckham Academies" England have promised to set up around the world are also a bribe. And all bids promise to increase development of the Game worldwide with extra funding etc. FIFA expects this from a world cup host and it's in black and white in the bid books. Qatar just happens to be extending this offer to include stadium infrastructure which, if it can be done is, I think, a wonderful idea.

I still think there are massive, almost insurmountable question marks over the logistics of a Qatar world cup which aren't going away any time soon, but I think this is one idea which is a good one, and I'll give them credit for it.
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 07:47 PM   #695
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I think it will be a good for development of football in qatar if Doha host it.If i have to vote i will certainly vote for Qatar.
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Old May 26th, 2010, 08:41 AM   #698
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As much as it sounds great, in reality it is more a bribe to get votes. The fact that the amount of stadiums need to be built, with so much extra capacity also, is a concern in itself.

Nice little sales pitch though but in all reality, theirs clear drawbacks with this strategy. Africa is gaining the benifits from this WC, hosted in Africa. Qatar should focus on its bid legacy in Qatar and the GCC.
A bribe is for the benefit of one person. Providing stadiums in less developed country benefits a hell of a lot more people. Obviously it's an important part of their sales pitch, but these aren't just empty words, people will actually benefit from the tiers.

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I still think there are massive, almost insurmountable question marks over the logistics of a Qatar world cup which aren't going away any time soon, but I think this is one idea which is a good one, and I'll give them credit for it.
Definitely, but I don't know if i'd call them insurmountable. If links to Bahrain via road and rail are established, and they continue with their plan of basing several stadiums within easy access of the proposed link (some closer to Bahrain than Doha actually), then the tournament will be served in effect by two countries. Bahrain may open its airport for WC fans because there is an undeniable economic advantage to be gained by it as well. Of course, the last part is pure speculation, but if Bahrain doesn't open its airport to foreign WC fans there will still be plenty coming in from Bahrain itself and Saudi Arabia.
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Old May 26th, 2010, 06:26 PM   #699
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Qatar is the country that most deserves to host the 2022 World Cup, according to World Football Insider's latest poll.

1- Qatar 31.7%
2- Japan 21.7%
3- Korea 20.9%
4- Australia 18.1%
5- USA 7.5%

http://www.worldfootballinsider.com/Story.aspx?id=33316
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