In theory it seems unlikely to work effectively. But you can't say "IT WON'T WORK" without giving them the chance to try it. You never know what type of technology you'll get in 12 years.ShiftyPowers;2959777 said:This is basically an attempt to pump air conditioning into an open air stadium in 120 degree heat which WILL NOT WORK and even if it does it's still going to be absolutely miserable on training grounds and for the fans.
what the fvck are you talking about? Read that again:ShiftyPowers;2959777 said:They're great on women's rights... they just must dress modestly or be severely punished.
There are no laws preventing women from dressing how they like, provided they refrain from being provocative, as is expected of men as well. However modest clothing is still worn by both women and men.
severely punished? WTF? where did you hear that?! Its Qatar, not Saudi Arabia or Iraq. Not all Middle Eastern countries are the same.
The reason why you see people in Qatar dress up in traditional clothing is because they chose it for cultural/religious reasons. NOT because they have to. There are no laws in Qatar preventing them dress as they like.
ShiftyPowers;2959777 said:And btw, yes I have heard of security concerns in Qatar:
But regardless, just because there haven't been many attacks doesn't mean anything. First of all, there has never been any reason to strike in Qatar; the World Cup provides the first reason for a terrorist network to target the area. Does Qatar have the resources to deal with a major terrorist threat? Particularly in light of what I can only assume is relatively open borders with Saudi Arabia? I would guess that they aren't even close to having the kind of security personnel to handle the possible threat, and again, this is pretty troublesome considering it's geographic proximity to the nations that actually produce most terrorists and how the limited government may not be fully focused on the entire length of it's borders when the country is swamped with tourists.
You're being excessively negative and intolerant to Qatar for no reason. Thats pathetic. There might be few rare cases of attacks, but these happen in any countries. Attacks don't happen more commonly in Qatar compared to other countries. Qatar's a very stable country and far more safe than Palestine/Iraq, Sri Lanka etc for instance. If the WC in SA went smoothly, I can't see any reason why it won't in Qatar.
For your info, they tested the cooling system already using an older cooling system. It has been FIFA inspected.
FIFA inspectors, who are in Qatar through Thursday, toured a specially designed stadium with a solar-powered cooling system which would be installed in the 12 proposed stadiums. The cooling system is designed to keep temperatures at 27 degrees Celsius on the field and in the stands, far cooler than the 41 C average in June, July and August. It was forecast to reach 44 C on Wednesday, according to the BBC.
Qatar's cooling system is designed to continuously pump cool air into the venues, and Qatar bid committee CEO Hassan al-Thawadi has said the technology can be expanded in the coming years to ensure that fan zones and training sites are also kept cool. Al-Thawadi also promised the system would be carbon-neutral because it depends on renewable energy sources.
Inspectors also watched a local soccer match at a stadium with an older cooling system which is powered by the country's electricity grid. Temperatures at the 16,000-seat, Al Saad stadium got down to as low as 19 C during the match, according to organizers.
The inspection team include six delegates, led by Chile Football Federation president Harold Mayne-Nicholls. Danny Jordaan, chief executive of the organizing committee for the World Cup in South Africa, is also part of the delegation.