Echondiola changes Qatar and the region
When Qatar applied to host the World Cup in 2009, it said: We will build stadiums, we will build a transportation network, we will build cities, we will plant grass and trees in the desert sands!
Qatar won the right to host, to open the door to more than a decade of controversy, questions, and propaganda war, how a geographically small country with an Arab culture can host the most important global event.
In all of our minds, the most famous question arises: Why is Qatar hosting the World Cup? And some were asking, What is Qatar?
Many doubted Brazil's ability to succeed in the 2014 tournament, but Brazil succeeded surprisingly well, with the difference in size and everything. Brazil or Russia did not witness the biggest challenges in history, while Qatar did.
It is the first winter World Cup in the history of the tournament, it is the most expensive investment accompanying a World Cup in the history of the world, it is the last World Cup with the participation of 32 teams.
It is the first in the Arab world and the Middle East and in an Islamic country!!!
Is it correct to say: It is one of the most important events in the Arab region in half a century? _ Yes! Because it is more than just a game, 3.5 billion people watched the World Cup finals in Russia in 2018, which is nearly half of the world’s population, and the Arab region will be the focus of attention of hundreds of millions for more than a month.
It was said: Beyond the touchline on the field there is nothing, but behind the World Cup there is a lot.
There are major changes in sports, economy and international relations. Qatar is a small country, but it is the second largest exporter of liquefied gas in the world and has a huge sovereign wealth fund.
The challenge facing Qatar was very complex, from the inability to hold the tournament on time, to set up everything in almost ten years and from scratch!
Some said, for four weeks of running with a rubber ball, Qatar spends 220 billion dollars?
Is the World Cup worth it?