Despite economic blockade and corruption scandals, Qatar prepares for its 2022 World Cup

Although the World Cup in Russia only just ended, interest has already turned to the competition’s 2022 host: Qatar. The nation’s reputation has already been tainted by accusations of corruption as well as the deaths of labourers working on the country’s stadiums. Qatar has also been thrown into the spotlight because of the economic blockade that Saudi Arabia recently imposed on it. But Qatar refuses to give in to the pressure and is determined to host the cup’s 2022 edition, whatever the cost.


A programme prepared by Gaëlle Essoo and Rebecca Martin.

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