The view from Asia

Qatar focused on the future

November 19, 2011
By John Duerden
The presentation given by the Qatar 2022 bidding team to FIFA's inspectors in September 2010 was a truly spectacular 3D affair that would likely not look dated if it were to be shown again when it all kicks off. Of all the facts, plans and images spinning across the screen at the mini IMAX theatre, a scenario was played out to illustrate how an average day at the tournament might progress.

One of the imaginary results had the host nation defeating Germany 2-0. If Qatar being awarded the ...

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