The Supreme Committee for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar has confirmed that all 12 stadiums for the event will be ready by June 2021.
Despite the country’s cooling technology, integral to its successful World Cup bid in 2010, calls to move the competition to the winter persist in light of the 50 degree summer heat. And the Qatar authorities stress they are prepared for whatever FIFA decides to do.
“All of venues for the World Cup will be ready and completed by the Confederations Cup in 2021 so if there is a switch in date, it will not matter because we will be ready,” Qatar 2022 technical director, Yasir Al-Jamal, said. “We have all the technology in place to host a summer World Cup in Qatar but we will leave it up to FIFA and the international authorities about when the event should be held.”