Qatar managed to win the bid for the 2022 World Cup to most of the world’s surprise. The small country did not seem to have the facilities and infrastructure to make it happen, but they promised it could be done. The wealthy country is embarking on one of the most amazing projects of all time. They have planned an entire new city costing $45 billion to be erected before 2022 to house the athletes and fans as the stream into Qatar. The new city, name Lusail, will be able to house 450,000 people and is being built just outside of the capital city of Doha.
There is controversy swirling over Qatar’s selection as the host country and for their unusual rules for dealing with imported labor. It will be intriguing to watch as Qatar struggles to build a city, prepare for the World Cup, and survive the aftermath.