Would A World Cup in Qatar Make Sense?
This piece from The Huffington Post looks at the country's ambitious plans and stadium designs, but questions the bid's wisdom.
"[T]o have five soccer stadia in a country of 1.6 million people (of which 75% is likely transient) seems absurd. While the designs feature demountable upper seating tiers to reduce capacity post-World Cup, one would expect they are still destined to become white elephants. They wouldn't be Qatar's first.
Which leads to the question, why not then put together a regional bid?"