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2022 World Cup in Qatar moved to winter, but is air cooling technology good enough?

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If you’re planning a summer to Qatar, pack all the light cotton you’ve got. The daily temperatures can reach 108 degrees Fahrenheit. And for that reason, you won’t see a whole lot of major sporting events being hosted by the small nation on the Arabian Peninsula.

But that could change. Qatar is the host the 2022 World Cup, and in an attempt to dodge the heat, six years from now, the World Cup will be held in winter for the first time.

In fact, one official insisted that not only is the cooling technology is there to make it an environment conducive to soccer, but also future events could easily be held in the summer.

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, which oversees the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, had assistant secretary general Nasser Al Khater tell Indian reporters of the advanced and sustainability of the air-cooling system. He used as an example Sadd Stadium, which has had air conditioning to keep players and fans cool in Doha since 2008 even though it is an open-air stadium. 

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