Thursday, December 02, 2010

2022 World Cup awarded to Qatar: Energy and carbon, phff?

Apparently, the carbon footprint is not one of the FIFA's criteria for selecting a World Cup host.

The desert nation of Qatar, where temperatures in the 50s Celsius are not unusual during the day, will be building and upgrading twelve, large air-conditioned soccer stadiums for the 2022 Cup.

I can't wait 'til the 2026 World Cup at McMurdo Station in Antarctica.

1 comment:

EliRabett said...

Eli is taking bets that this never happens. Even if they could build the stadiums, they can't build training facilities for the games.

OTOH, the flow of funds must have been interesting. The English papers are going to be on this like white on rice and FIFA will, as they say, have problems.