— Published 7 December 2020

A “normal” World Cup

The prospect of a coronavirus vaccine being put into circulation at the start of the year has given the organisers of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar a boost. According to Nasser Al-Khater, the head of the organising committee, the world tournament can go on “normally”. The Qatari assured the Associated Press, saying that the distribution of a vaccine was “good news for everyone”. At the start of the pandemic, Qatar’s leaders worried about the long-term repercussions of the health crisis on the inaugural World Cup in the Middle East. Today, they seem convinced that the event will no longer be affected, neither for the teams nor for the public.