Throughout the months leading up to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, many questions have been raised about the Gulf state’s human rights record. The World Cup has changed the game, but it has also been a great opportunity for Qatar to announce itself on the global stage. The tournament has drawn hundreds of world-class soccer players, and the event has brought more than a million fans to the Middle East. However, the country’s reputation has been tarnished by allegations of human rights abuses.
Since Qatar was awarded the World Cup in 2005, the Gulf state has faced several allegations of corruption, as well as a lack of accountability. The tournament has also been roiled by social media scuffles. The country has been the focus of numerous Twitter fights. It has been rumored that Qatar has been re-setting tournament traditions to meet local requirements. It has also been reported that the country has stopped selling beer in stadiums, but it will still be available in fan zones.
The tournament has also raised questions about the rights of LGBTQ+ fans, and whether they are welcome to attend. The event is also the most expensive in history. It costs an estimated $200 billion to stage the tournament. It is the first tournament to take place in the Middle East.
As the World Cup draws closer, Qatar has made moves to ease the construction of stadiums. The country has also been sending workers home before the tournament. They have also begun importing security professionals from other countries to help strengthen the local police force. However, many thousands of workers have returned home with illnesses and injuries, and have been denied promised pay.
The World Cup has also been criticized for its size. It is now being held in the Middle East, and the country is one of the smallest in the world. In the past, the tournament has taken place in July, but this year it will take place in November and December. It was originally held in a barren Persian Gulf backwater, but the tournament was relocated after it was discovered that the country had a large gas field. This was a game changer for Qatar, and it has emboldened its leaders.
The World Cup is also known for its strong contingent of African players. This year, Brazil is without Cristiano Ronaldo, and Portugal is without Bruno Fernandes. But it has also drawn a strong challenge from the likes of England and Spain. The country has also sent its most laborers home before the tournament, but the new wave of migrant workers is arriving to staff stadiums and hotels.
Qatar has made a number of announcements during the World Cup, including the announcement that the country will host a dance music festival during the tournament. It will take place in Ras Abu Fontas, south of Doha. It has been modeled after the Glastonbury music festival in England. In addition to the music festival, Qatar has also announced a fire-breathing laser-shooting spider.