There are questions of whether the World Cup should be held in Qatar due to several big issues. Firstly, they wasted billions of pounds to build 7 new stadiums that will probably just . This is a waste of the worlds’ resources and is not very eco-friendly. Additionally, it has been said that around 500 people died whilst attempting to build stadiums due to weather conditions, lack of equipment and resources and poor working conditions. Usually, the World Cup is held in the summer, but due to the extreme weather in Qatar, FIFA changed it to the winter. This affects all of the current football leagues around the world. People will argue that Qatar should not be holding the worlds’ biggest football event because of the human rights issues - people not being able to make decisions for themselves. There have been rumours that in 2010, Qatar has been bribing people to vote for them to host it and this is not fair.
Lots of people have been affected including; fans, managers, governments, local communities, immigrants, and others. Fans have had to choose if they should go and watch a match or not because do they want to on moral grounds, managers have only had a little time to plan and the players are fit and ready? Governments around the world do not agree with the decision that has been made. On the other hand, the FIFA president, Gianni Infantino, says that there’s nothing wrong with it, it’s all fine, workers did NOT die because of work conditions, there was no bribes whatsoever and we shouldn’t criticise Qatar.
Personally, I believe that Qatar should not be holding the worlds’ biggest sporting event; all of the reasons above will support this theory. Such a big event should not be held by a country who may have bribed people and who have put their money to waste and with such huge environmental costs also.
For the next World Cup decision, I think that they should consider human rights issues and the host needs to be prepared about hosting such a big football event. What is more important, the football or the human and environmental cost?