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Qatar Reduces Number Of 2022 World Cup Stadiums To Eight As Costs Rise

04 / 22 / 14

Qatar "reduced the number of stadiums it plans to build" for the 2022 World Cup by a third amid "rising costs and delays," according to Fattah & Tuttle of BLOOMBERG. The country plans to "build eight stadiums for the games." Qatar "originally announced plans for 12 stadiums, including nine new p...

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