Some FIFA World Cup guests were forced to walk an hour to find drinking water after arriving at a fan park near the Lusail Stadium, according to reports. Thousands of supporters arrive in Qatar with the host nation’s opening match against Ecuador set to kick off on Sunday.
Although the 2022 World Cup is the first to be held in November and December, temperatures are still relatively high in Doha and surrounding cities. The England players were photographed taking Extreme measures to cool down during your first training sessions in the sweltering conditions.
The fans’ stamina was also tested when they arrived at a fan village near the Lusail Stadium on Saturday. bbc sport he says supporters have begun arriving in the area, which is just a few miles north of Doha, but early problems with drinking water have emerged.
Supposedly, people can only buy drinking water with a wristband, but confusion remains about where to get it. That has left some in a difficult situation, with temperatures reaching 30 degrees.
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Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter recently shocked by stating that Qatar is ‘too small‘ to host an event of this magnitude and that awarding them the tournament, which occurred under their supervision, was ‘a mistake‘. However, time is ticking until proceedings get off to a proper start with Qatar and Ecuador set to meet on Sunday, less than 24 hours before England’s Group B opener against Iran.
The current head of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, called a news conference on Saturday to address any lingering concerns on the eve of soccer’s most prestigious international tournament. As the world watches, Infantino called out Europe for its hypocritical views and insisted that Qatar is perfectly capable of defending itself.
“We have been told many, many lessons from some of the Europeans, from the Western world,” he said. “I think because of what we Europeans have been doing for the last 3,000 years, we should apologize for the next 3,000 years before we start giving people moral lessons.
“You want to stay at home and say how bad these Arabs are, these Muslims, because it is not allowed to be gay publicly. I think it should be allowed. But it is a process. If someone thinks that hammering and criticizing achieves something, well I can tell you which will be the exact opposite. It will close more doors.”
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