This one, no pun intended, is set to run and run but a 2022 World Cup in Qatar’s summer is, at present, just not viable. Unless we see a pivotal advance in the much-vaunted yet currently mythical cooling technology on the macro scale in the very near future - in football terms, I’d say this means a couple of years tops - then the 2022 tournament will not be taking place in Qatar’s summer. Winter perhaps, or not at all. My gut feeling leans towards the latter, as the heat is only one of at least a dozen reasons why Qatar has no business hosting a World Cup. The paradox is, if the tournament does take place in the peninsula’s cruel summer, these reasons will become apparent; painfully so.
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