So rich is Qatar that the country is seriously considering making a World Cup bid for 2018 or 2022.
“We are interested and we believe we can successfully host such a prestigious event as the World Cup finals,” [secretary-general of the Qatar Football Association Saud] Al Mohannadi told Reuters by telephone.Now that would be interesting. I doubt it would ever by FIFA's top choice.
“We have the stadiums and we have experience hosting top sports events. We don’t want to rush into anything, we need to find out what the full requirements are, but we are interested.”
But who knows? The world could change.