La Coupe du monde au Qatar, un mondial de la “démesure”

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If Qatar is the smallest state to host the World Cup of football in the history of the competition, it is also, and by far, the one that invested the most money. Nouveaux stades, vols quotidiens, retombées économiques : France 24 revient en dix chiffres sur l’organisation de l’événement.

C’est le prix total pour l’organisation du Mondial-2022, selon une enquête du média spécialisé Front Office Sport, soit cinque fois plus que les budgets addednés des seven dernières Coupes du monde. Until now, the record was held by Brazil in 2014, with a reported cost of 15 billion euros, followed by Russia in 2018 with 11 billion euros.

Le Qatar has notably constructed six brand new stadiums, equipped with an ultra modern air conditioning system. For example, the Al Bayt stadium, with a capacity of 60,000 seats, cost only 3 billion euros, three times more than the Stade de France. Outside the stadium, Qatar has multiplied urbanism with the construction of three metro lines, an airport, a new town (Lusail) with hotels, golf courses, a luxury marina…


C’est le rayon autour de la capitale, Doha, dans lequel se traunten tous les stades qui serviront à la compétition. Il s’agitait de l’un des grands arguments du Qatar pour l’attribution du mondial: organiser un événement compact, avec des infrastructures proches les unes des autres. According to the organizers, the shortest distance to travel is 5 km between the Khalifa international stadium and the Education City stadium.

This is the number of containers that make up the stadium 974. This last one, built for the occasion and with a capacity of 40,000 seats, is intended to be dismantled after the event to serve other sports competitions. Sa next destination est cependant toujours inconnue.


C’est le nombre de billets mis en vente pour la competition. If one third is allocated to sponsors and broadcasters, 2.89 million tickets were sold on October 17, according to figures released by Fifa. The countries that bought more tickets are Qatar, the United States, Saudi Arabia, England, Mexico, the United Arab Emirates, Argentina, France, Brazil and Germany. Ten thousand supporters des Bleus should attend the Mondial-2022.

In mid-October, between 1.5 and 1.7 million people have applied for a Hayya card, which allows them to enter Qatar and assist in the 2022 World Cup, announced a Qatari official at AFP. . Si le nombre est moins élevé qu’en Russie qui avait accueili 3 million de spectateurs, le défi est de taille pour un pays d’à peine 3 million d’habitants.

Il s’agit du nombre de flights “navettes” prévéd quotidiennement pour transporter les supporters qui résideront dans les countries voisins du Qatar le temps de la Cupe du monde. Plus precisely, 60 vols auront lieu chaque jour depuis Dubaï (Émirats arabes unis), 48 depuis Muscat (Oman), 40 depuis Riyad et Djeddah (Arabie saoudite) et 20 depuis Kuwait City (Koweït). On his side, Air France will temporarily resume flights between Paris and Doha pour la première fois depuis 27 ans, au rythme de 3 à 6 vols par semaine.

This is the price that a French person must pay to attend the World Cup, including flights, accommodation and tickets, according to the association Football Supporters Europe. Un budget deux à trois fois supérieur à celui necessaire en Russie.

La Cupe du monde could report a total of 9 billion dollars of return on investment, according to the president of the organization committee of the competition, who spoke in a podcast broadcast on September 27 last on Al-Jazeera. By comparison, according to the World Organization Committee in Russia, the competition allowed 12.5 billion euros to be injected into the Russian economy between 2013 and 2018, or more than 1% of its gross domestic product. (PIB).

The World Cup 2022 will generate up to 3.6 million tons of CO2, according to a Fifa report issued in June 2021, compared to 2.1 million tons of CO2 for the 2018 World Cup. Un chiffre qui pourrait être strongly sous-estimé, selon plusieurs ONG.

According to an investigation by the Guardian, this is the number of workers from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka who have died in Qatar since the country won the World Cup. en 2010. Le média britannique a recoupé les données des gouvernements de ces pays, principals pourvoyeurs de main-d’œuvre au Qatar.

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