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Post by Ben Reilly on Tue 22 Mar 2016 - 5:42

Supporters at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar could be housed in traditional Bedouin-style desert camps.

Some of the 500,000 fans expected in the Gulf nation might be accommodated under canvas near stadiums.

"At the heart of this World Cup is a commitment to showcase hospitality and friendship of the Middle East," said a spokesman.

"As a result, we are actively researching the concept of supporters sleeping under the stars."

Bedouin campsites are inspired by the homes of tribes that have historically lived in the Arabian and Syrian deserts.

The tournament has already been moved from its traditional June-July slot to December over concerns about high temperatures.

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/35863820

I know, I know -- it's Middle East news that isn't about people being killed. I'm sure many of you are deeply confused ...
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Post by Raggamuffin on Tue 22 Mar 2016 - 8:37

I think that sounds great. Only six years to go before England gets knocked out again. Laughing
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Post by Ben Reilly on Thu 24 Mar 2016 - 22:59

Stormee wrote:I half watched a bit of a TV prog not long ago where it showed you these type camps.

My first question to myself was about sanitation and personal hygiene care.



Looks comfy to me -- it would be kind of like the camps that J.K. depicted as springing up for the Quidditch World Cup Smile
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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Fri 25 Mar 2016 - 5:49

THIS IS assuming that Qatar still has the hosting "privileges", come 2022...


ONE of the more controversial aspects of Qatar's corruption-riddled "winning" of its bid, has always been the parlous state of its oil-centric economy..

IF THE market price for crude drops much further, there's a very good chance we will see them tumbling into a depression abyss.

NO DOUBT FIFA wil have contingency plans in place, to move the World Cup to some alternative venue(s) if Qatars economy does collapse in the next couple of years..

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Post by nicko on Fri 25 Mar 2016 - 6:10

What a great place for Muslim refugees, in a Muslim country as well!
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Post by Lord Foul on Fri 25 Mar 2016 - 9:40

spot on nicko.................
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Post by eddie on Fri 25 Mar 2016 - 10:13

As long as I had a soft bed I'd be happy with that.
Wouldn't be there long anyway, as England won't make it through to the next round . No
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Post by Raggamuffin on Fri 25 Mar 2016 - 10:13

eddie wrote:As long as I had a soft bed I'd be happy with that.
Wouldn't be there long anyway, as England don't last long. No

Now then eddie, have a little faith ...
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Post by nicko on Fri 25 Mar 2016 - 10:16

That's defeatist talk Edds, but then again---------
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Post by eddie on Fri 25 Mar 2016 - 10:17

Raggamuffin wrote:
eddie wrote:As long as I had a soft bed I'd be happy with that.
Wouldn't be there long anyway, as England don't last long. No

Now then eddie, have a little faith ...

I have faith every four years rags!!! And they always let me down
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Post by Raggamuffin on Fri 25 Mar 2016 - 10:18

eddie wrote:
Raggamuffin wrote:

Now then eddie, have a little faith ...

I have faith every four years rags!!! And they always let me down

I feel your pain, but I do enjoy a bit of hope over experience - for a few weeks anyway. Laughing
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Post by eddie on Fri 25 Mar 2016 - 10:22

Yes me too. I love World Cup football. I remember the year Cameroon blew everyone away.
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Post by Raggamuffin on Fri 25 Mar 2016 - 10:30

eddie wrote:Yes me too. I love World Cup football. I remember the year Cameroon blew everyone away.

We've got the Euro thing coming up, so that's something to look forward to. The best year for that was 1996.

I can't bear the penalty shoot outs though - they stress me out!
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Post by eddie on Fri 25 Mar 2016 - 10:33

Raggamuffin wrote:
eddie wrote:Yes me too. I love World Cup football. I remember the year Cameroon blew everyone away.

We've got the Euro thing coming up, so that's something to look forward to. The best year for that was 1996.

I can't bear the penalty shoot outs though - they stress me out!

I know!!! I actually sit on the edge of my seat and sweat!
My Oh always says "okay...you don't have to take it...calm down!" lol!
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