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Scientific proof that a summer World Cup in Doha is too hot - for fans
Scientific proof that a summer World Cup in Doha is too hot - for fans

German researchers have some advice to the organizers of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Doha, Qatar: Hold the soccer tournament during the winter. Or, if the matches really must be played during the summer, hold them at night. The reason, they say, is not that it would be dangerous for soccer players to run around the pitch for 90-plus minutes in Doha’s 122-degree heat (though one presumes it would be). Their primary concern is the health of the spectators who would be watching. In particular, they’re concerned about fans from Europe and places with similar climates who are not at all used to Qatar’s “extreme meteorological conditions,” they wrote in the...

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