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.
I don't see how Qatar being friendly with iran is an issue.
As for Qatar, I'm all for it going to the Middle East, the only region not to have had it. Qatar have money to get things right, and I'm certain that in the 12 years they've got they'll come up with an acceptable solution to the heat issue. They seem to have a decent plan anyway.
Australasia haven't had a World Cup either.
I fear the heat issue could be huge. If they can't find a solution to 40-50'C temperatures then how can the players be expected to perform at anything near their best level for 90 minutes. Personally I wouldn't even want to be sitting in the shade if the air temperature climbed that high, neve rmind running arround!
(Could be worse, atleast as a man I might be able to wear a T shirt, or maybe even shorts!)
So we should all make sure that whenever we have a world cup or Olympics or any sporting event, we should make sure that tiny Israel is taken into account.
If Israel had bid and won, would their be fears and worries if Iran or Syria qualified. Not from you I suspect. Brainwashed is what you are.
As I stated earlier, if any host nation tried to ban a competing nation from attending the World Cup they should be stripped of it, there are nations who have the infrastructure inplace to run a respectable tournament at the drop of a hat.