Originally Posted by BuckeyeRed27
Obviously it's 12 years away and the scheduling probably won't be worked out for a while, but I was wondering if there had been any talk of more night games in Qatar. That would help with the heat issue and also put the games on at a more favorable time in both Europe and the US. I don't know if FIFA has a rule on how late games could kick off, but temperatures at 10PM would be much better than at noon.
It should be interesting to see if Qatar can pull it off. Seems like there's hope that they can keep large stadiums, larger than they have yet built, can be kept cool. And all that talk about "Carbon Neutral" facilities is a sham, considering Qatar has been one of the hugest per-capita producers of greenhouse gases in the World.
The FIFA World Cup is merely a tool to promote Qatar as a vacation destination to wealthy Middle Eastern, Asian, and European Businessmen. If you're Israeli, you'll be able to come, but only if Israel qualifies. And while they say they'll permit some alcohol sales, what about female fans? Are they going to be allowed to attend on their own without having to deal with harassment from the locals because of their attire or lack of a male relative chaperon? Or is Qatar just going to cordon off the World Cup revelers from the local population to avoid any unfortunate confrontations?