The World Cup to be held in Qatar in less than two months could be, The most expensive tournament in the history of footballif you add up the total costs, taking into account not only the costs of building new stadiums and renovating existing ones, but also all the money spent on infrastructures.
The data collected by “Statista” and displayed by “Al Arabiya.net” indicate that this year’s World Cup in Qatar is the most expensive ever, with a clear difference, as the total cost of the astronomical tournament will be around $ 220 billion, which exceeds almost all the historic costs of the tournament. .
However, it should be noted that the costs associated with the new stadiums in Qatar are between 6.5 and 10 billion dollars. While this is a significant increase from the $ 4 billion for the 2006 World Cup in Germany, most of the spending is related to infrastructure costs that are part of the broader Qatar 2030 strategy. These include building a center. of innovation with hotels, a well-developed metro network, stadiums and airports.
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