The high mass of football is no longer an ecological aberration. Already widely criticized for its disastrous environmental impact, in particular due to the air conditioning of its stadiums, the 2022 World Cup in Qatar should be the scene of another environmental nonsense: the establishment by neighboring countries of daily shuttles… plane.
“Without us”: a Reunion newspaper boycotts the FIFA World Cup in Qatar
A small Gulf emirate, Qatar has only 2.8 million inhabitants. And it’s a real wave of supporters that he will have to welcome between November 20 and December 18. It is estimated that nearly 1.2 million fans will come to watch the matches. A massive flow of tourists, not all of whom will be able to find accommodation, as the accommodation offer is limited in this rich gas state.
“I was not told about it”
An economic boon which the neighboring states have seized on: they are ready to welcome the fans. More than 160 daily flights (the equivalent of more than one plane every ten minutes) should allow supporters to stay outside Qatar and to commute during the day to attend matches. “Up to one million visitors” could thus put their luggage in the United Arab Emirates during the World Cup, hoped last week the public body Dubai Sports Council.
Flydubai, for example, “will offer up to thirty daily return flights between Dubai and Doha” to the dice
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