i have to say i think its a joke that england have been overlooked here. at best it'll have been 60years since the home of football will have held the main competition. fair enough maybe russia but qatar is a ridiculous choice. here are some of the highlights of qatar
On February 24, 2010, Qatar and Iran signed a defense co-operation agreement in which the two countries stressed the need to expand their defense cooperation.
Iran and Qatar will exchange specialized and technical committees
expand cooperation in training
conduct joint campaigns against terrorism and insecurity in the region
March 10, 2010. Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani has given his support to Iranís right to nuclear technology, and considers Iranís nuclear project to be for peaceful nuclear energy purposes.
Currently, no rail networks exist in the country. In November 2009, however, the government signed a $26 billion contract with the German company Deutsche Bahn to construct a railroad system over the next 20years.
average temp in june 41c/106f
The laws of Qatar tolerate alcohol to a certain extent. However, the few bars and nightclubs in Qatar operate only in expensive hotels and clubs, much Distribution Company, the only importer and retailer for alcohol in Qatar. Under Qatar's Sharia, it is illegal to show alcohol or be drunk in public.
sounds like a great spot.