Just a quick post before I head off to sleep. Today FIFA announced that Russia will be the host country for the 2018 World Cup and Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup.
Yeah…Qatar…a country of something like the size of Prince Edward Island with a population of 1.3 million. There are two large (70,000 seats) soccer stadiums in place currently and FIFA is demanding that they build another 12 stadiums. So you have a country with 1.3 million people and 14 massive stadiums? Imagine the city of Vancouver with fourteen stadiums that can hold 70,000 people.
And seeing as the temperature ranges from 22 degrees to 48 degrees, all those stadiums will likely have to be domed with massive air-conditioning capability.
Oh and one other thing; alcohol is permitted with a permit but cannot be consumed in public. You can imagine how well that will fly with the soccer/football fans who attend the World Cup.
Simply BIZARRE reasoning from FIFA. Defies all logic.