Qatar: For 2022 World Cup host, sport is ticket to fame, influence and post-oil future

December 16, 2014 4:30 AM

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Qatar: For 2022 World Cup host, sport is ticket to fame, influence and post-oil future

FILE - This is file image released on Tuesday Dec. 2, 2014 by Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy of an artist's impression of the Qatar Foundation Stadium . The 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the wealthy oil- and gas-producing Gulf nation with giant look-at-me ambitions that belie its small size, is shaping up as a unique experience. There will be eight to 12 venues, but the exact number hasn’t been disclosed yet (AP Photo/Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, File) (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this Thursday Jan. 6, 2011 file photo, a traditional dhow floats in the Corniche Bay area with tall buildings of the financial district in the background. The 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the wealthy oil- and gas-producing Gulf nation with giant look-at-me ambitions that belie its small size, ...

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