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Diplomatic Crisis Threatens Qatar's $200M Building Program For 2022 World Cup

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 13 / 17

The "diplomatic crisis engulfing Qatar" threatens to derail the £160B ($202.4M) building program the country needs to finish "to be ready to host the 2022 World Cup," according to Iain Withers of the London TELEGRAPH. Qatar had "planned to reach peak construction on eight state-of-the-art Worl...

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