The world cup is an event that takes place every four years and 32 national teams travel to wherever they come from and go to one country who is the host of the tournament and is chosen by the FIFA council. Every time the world cup comes about in a country, it does not leave that country the same and that's what we call the legacy of a world cup. This year, Qatar hosted the world cup so the question is "what is the legacy of world cup in Qatar?".
If you ask me ,I would say that first of all the legacy of world cup in Qatar means the things, practices and long term effects that are left in Qatar due to it hosting the event.
LEGACY ON INFRASTRUCTURE
The world cup has led to the construction of world class infrastructure in Qatar. For example- seven new stadia and one renovated: Al Bayt Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Thumama Stadium, Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium, Lusail Stadium, Stadium 974, Education City Stadium and Al Janoub Stadium. Besides that, many hotels were built and at least 42 hotels had to be be built for the accommodation plus other infrastructure like roads and new residences, hotel rooms and even a sewage system were built to accommodate an estimated 1.2 million fans. So I think if it were not for world cup all these wouldn't have been built in such a short time. The buildings are the legacy of world cup on the infrastructure since these things shall remain there for the people to use even after world cup.
LEGACY OF PEOPLE'S LIVES
The event has brought the people of Qatar to experience the joy and feeling of a world event where all eyes in the world are focused on them. They have felt the beauty of the game and even seen their stars play on their home ground, how inspiring!
The people of Qatar have been provided with new job opportunities due to the infrastructure wave in Qatar and this will boost their economies at individual levels.
I also think that with everything that has been done in Qatar for the world cup, the people of Qatar are going to be compelled to pay more attention to the sport and engage even more in football so don't get surprised if you see Qatar crushing people in the 2026 world cup. That is what the world cup has left in the hearts of the people in Qatar.
LEGACY ON CULTURE,TOURISM AND POLICY
The event has brought about different people from all over the world with different cultures. In supporting their national team, and dressing to show this, they have exhibited their different cultures. For example, in the match between Korean republic vs Ghana, I saw a Ghanaian fan praying using some beads for his team to win and I also saw a Korean man dressed in the ancient emperor's robes depicting the different cultures in their home countries. So basically, people in Qatar have experienced these different cultures and they might even inspire new dress in Qatar.
The fact that over 1.5 million people went to Qatar for the world cup means that they shall also be exposed to the great historical places and cultures in Qatar and this will have a positive impact on the tourism industry of Qatar cause definitely many would like to go back to Qatar to experience their hospitality in tourism. This will also be good for their economy to fully recover after having spent over $220 billion in preparation.
The Qatar law against the LGBTQ community brought many discussions to the table and people were arguing the government to care more about human rights so maybe after the world cup the Qatar government might change in it's policies to promote human rights more.
So basically, the world cup shall forever change the lives of the people in Qatar and that is the LEGACY OF WORLD CUP.