Russia to Host World Cup in 2018; Qatar in 2022


The tournament would be held when temperatures in Qatar typically exceed 48 degrees C (118 degrees F). FIFA highlighted the potential risk posed by the heat.

Sounds delightful, as do Qatar’s oppressive Sharia laws:

The laws of Qatar tolerate alcohol to a certain extent. However, the few bars and nightclubs in Qatar operate only in expensive hotels and clubs. […] Under Qatar’s Sharia, it is illegal to show alcohol or be drunk in public.

Thursday, 2 December 2010