Fans could be housed in tents at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

An accommodation shortage in Qatar could see football fans sleeping in traditional desert tents at the 2022 World Cup.

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Organisers of Qatar's World Cup are considering a proposal to house fans in traditional Bedouin-style desert camps on the tiny Gulf country amid growing concerns about a potential shortage of accommodation during the tournament.

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Around 500,000 fans expected to stay in hotels and apartments but thousands could be set to camp under canvas in desert areas close to stadiums.

Organisers are calling the move a creative and culturally authentic way for Qatar to meet FIFA requirements.

"At the heart of this World Cup is a commitment to showcase the hospitality and friendship of the Middle East," a spokesperson for Qatar's 2022 World Cup Supreme Committee said.

"As a result, we are actively researching the concept of supporters sleeping under the stars."

 


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Published 22 March 2016 at 10:47am
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