Originally posted by WillistheWall:Originally posted by global_nomad:
I have nothing against Qatar, I've lived in the Middle East and am thinking about moving to the UAE, Bahrain, or Qatar in a year and half, I just don't get how 14 air conditioned stadium is good for 1 city. Its more of a waste than the Olympics in Salt Lake City. Once the event is gone you are just left with empty venues.
The royal family probably doesn't mind the price tag, but I also lived in Japan during the Japan-Korea world cup and part of the fun is fans moving from one city to the next to follow their team. Having all 32 teams and fans in 1 place just seems like it takes away some of the spirit of the tournament. I guess it will all work out though.
Holy s**t you really are a global nomad.
ya I spent 12 years overseas, but the last 6 almost 7 in the bay area.