Qatar Becomes Sports, Political and Economic Center in Middle East

Qatar Becomes Sports, Political and Economic Center in Middle East By A Robin - October 07, 2022
Lusail City

Lusail City

In their reports and articles, international media commended Qatar's readiness for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, which will be held from Nov. 20 to Dec. 18, 2022.

Reports described the State of Qatar as having become a sports, political and economic center in the Middle East, and achieved a great renaissance in the field of sports innovation, which qualifies it to host the most important international companies in this field.

In this context, Radio Monte Carlo Italia, in its report, praised the unique design of the Lusail Stadium, which will host the most prominent matches during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, pointing out that what is most surprising is the electricity bill in this sports edifice which will be really low in costs and certainly less than our cost.

The report, titled "Here is the future stadium in Qatar, where the electricity bill will be lower than our bills," added that the stadium, with an exceptional structure, which inaugurated a month ago, was designed by the British firm Foster & Partners with the support of MANICA Architecture and KEO International Consultants, and it will be carbon neutral thanks to the amazing photovoltaic system, besides the electricity produced by the solar panels is not only sufficient for the needs of the stadium but also benefits the neighboring buildings.

The report mentioned that the building materials used in the stadium are environmentally friendly, and the certified water system with high efficiency is able to detect any leakage and provide 40 percent more fresh water compared to the traditional method, in addition, the water inside the stadium is recycled and used to irrigate the plants outside.

The Italian radio also presented in its report a comprehensive and accurate description of the stadium, and said that the stadium has a semi-circular base surrounded by a trench and connected to nearby car parks via six bridges. Its outer hull resembles the sail of a traditional Arab boat, the dhow, while its interior hull reminds us with the ancient local art of making pots, noting that the seats will be reused after their removal, along with other parts to prepare public places that include shops, cafes, sports and educational facilities.

For its part, "Fikir Turu" magazine published an article by Turkish writer Serife Akinci entitled "Does Qatar score a goal in the 2022 World Cup?", in which she considered that Qatar has a golden opportunity to win the difficult World Cup challenge, and it may be the biggest goal that Qatar will achieve for its future.

The writer said that Qatar is no stranger to organizing tournaments, as the best tennis and golf players in the world participate in major tournaments there frequently and regularly, pointing out that this cup will be the first of its kind in terms of allowing the International Football Association (FIFA) to hold such an event in a Middle Eastern country.

The Turkish writer talked about the advantages of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 compared to the previous versions of the tournament, highlighting the most important of these advantages, which is the season in which the winter competitions will be held for the first time, the geographical location of the host country, the hotels in which the fans will stay, the female referees and the distances between the stadiums, noting that the tourism sector in Qatar will pass a great test, as Qatar prepares to host 1.5 million football fans for 29 days. Qatar has been preparing for 12 years for this major event, which will be a great economic opportunity for it, she added.

She said that the tournament will pave the way for Qatar to become one of the preferred countries to host more sporting events which may enable Qatar to become a center for training and rehabilitation of teams at the beginning of the sports seasons and a sports, political and economic center in the Middle East, as it is possible to see the World Cup as a win-win project within the scope of Qatar Vision 2030.

The Turkish writer concluded her article by saying that Qatar has a chance to win this difficult challenge with a golden goal. The World Cup may be the biggest goal that Qatar achieves for its future.
In an interview with France 24 television, director of the Middle East and North Africa department at the international human rights organization EFDI, Abdel Majid Marari, (an independent organization whose mission is to defend human rights), affirmed that the campaign against the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 tournament only reflects an incomprehensible double standard. He considered that a boycott by some parties of the World Cup in Qatar will not achieve anything, especially since football fans do not even notice it.

In turn, Malik Shishtawi Founder of Arab SportsTech Forum affirmed in an interview with CNBC Arabia TV that Qatar's leading position in the field of sports, which is clearly visible, whether through its high-level sports facilities such as the Aspire Academy or its giant achievements, which culminated in winning the right to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar.

Shishtawi added that the outcomes of this forum will not only stop at the borders of the World Cup, but will continue beyond this tournament, especially since Qatar's history of technological innovation in sports is old and goes back to 2005 when Doha implemented a great Gulf sports heritage by creating a camel racing robot, therefore, Qatar's march in the field of innovation and technological innovation in sports will continue to make Doha a major incubator for the most important companies specialized in the field of sports technology.


By A Robin - October 07, 2022

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