It’s one of the most controversial giant sports festivals in recent years. Qatar won its championship at the expense of the US thanks to corruption. The desert country has built eight stadiums in almost the same place. In addition, she had to move the date from an inhospitable summer to winter, thus violating the schedule of all world football. In addition, Qatar has been criticized for the deaths of migrant workers, its undemocratic regime and its treatment of the LGBT community.
And in general, how does it look in the country itself, how does Qatar perceive the candidacy and how has it changed in recent years? What can be done in and around Doha, how will Qatar operate during the World Cup and how will it approach fans from all over the world? Will the infrastructure withstand a huge onslaught and will the representation at the championship be limited to numbers?
Lukas Pechenea, a respected interl auditor of Qatar Airways, who has been living and working in the country for five years, talks about all this and a number of other topics in the new issue of Mundial. At the same time, this is a man with a significant football past, he played several matches for Vltavin in the second league of the Czech Republic. Hosted by Martin White.
All episodes of the World Cup can be found at iSport.cz/podcasty. Mundial is a show and podcast about foreign football in all its glory, beauty, filth and obscurity. Discussions with Sport’s editors and staff and interviews with figures from Czech and world football about current events and long-term trends in foreign football.
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