- Title: Qatar's stadiums taking shape as World Cup looms
- Date: 20th December 2019
- Summary: AL JANOUB STADIUM, DOHA, QATAR (FILE - SEPTEMBER 25, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF INSIDE AL JANOUB STADIUM SEATS PAN DOWN FROM ROOF OF STADIUM DR. SAUD ABDUL GHANI, ENGINEER TEMPERATURE CONTROL DEVICE (SOUNDBITE) (English) DR. SAUD ABDUL GHANI, ENGINEER, SAYING: "So this is the spectators' area, and we have under-seat diffusers and as you can see, these diffusers, they are like a brand for the AC (air conditioning). You can see they have different angles for the air to issue gently and engulf people, rather than hitting them hard. That is why even the angles, even these little angles, you can see about 45 degree angles. These little holes, they are not just for an architecture point of view. This is engineering designed in order to make sure that the air will engulf the spectators and make them live in a small bubble." VARIOUS INSIDE AL JANOUB STADIUM
- Embargoed: 3rd January 2020 11:32
- Keywords: Qatar World Cup 2022 stadiums workers
- Location: AL BAYT STADIUM, AL KHOR, QATAR / EDUCATION CITY STADIUM, AL RAYYAN, QATAR / DOHA, QATAR
- City: AL BAYT STADIUM, AL KHOR, QATAR / EDUCATION CITY STADIUM, AL RAYYAN, QATAR / DOHA, QATAR
- Country: Qatar
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA002BAS427Z
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:QUALITY AS INCOMING
The Qatar World Cup may be two years away but some of the stadiums that will play host to the world's greatest soccer players look close to ready.
Both Education City Stadium and Al Bayt Stadium have workmen still operating at the sites, but the facilities look well on course to be finished before the FIFA World Cup kicks off in November 2022.
Qatar is currently hosting the Club World Cup, where British club Liverpool beat Mexican side Monterrey 2-1 on Wednesday (December 18) at the Khalifa Stadium.
Education City Stadium, in Al Rayyan, was due to open this month and host games at the Club World Cup, but the official opening of the venue was postponed until early 2020.
Lusail Stadium still has some way to go before being declared ready, but this week labourers were working hard on site.
Conditions for workers from India, Nepal and Bangladesh powering a $200 billion infrastructure upgrade for the 2022 World Cup have come under scrutiny from rights groups who say migrants' rights have been violated.
However organisers of the World Cup say they have put a wide-range of measures in place to prevent exploitation, and improving the lot of World Cup workers is driving reform to labour laws across the country.
(Production: Francis Maguire / Abdelhadi Rahami / Kai Pfaffenbach / Iain Axon)
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