January 25th, 2012
06:35 PM GMT
Ten years from now Qatar will make history as the first Middle Eastern country to host the football World Cup.
Qatar's ruling Al-Thani family has laid out a detailed strategy for its capital city, Doha, and a vision for spending the country's hydrocarbon wealth in a sustainable fashion. They see the World Cup as a key step in the region’s development.
This week on Future Cities, CNN’s Richard Quest sees how sport is the perfect economic tool to put an emerging nation on the global stage.
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