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11 Jun, 2021 13:42

Qatar 2022: Football Fever

When Qatar was chosen to be the next World Cup host – it raised concerns. The country is too hot, too small to have enough facilities and alcohol is prohibited for religious reasons. Konstantin Rozhkov, RT’s correspondent, traveled there to determine how the country is dealing with these challenges. His research revealed some impressive results. The competition was moved to late autumn to solve the heat problem and stadiums have been equipped with personal air conditioners for every guest and a unique high-end cooling system for players. Other roadblocks were overcome with flying colors as well. Qatar is determined to impress. The country’s football team also plans to surprise the audience on the field. So how are the preparations going and what should we expect?

Watch "Qatar 2022: Football Fever" on RTD website and on RT's live feed. The time of the broadcast is available on RT's schedule page.