January 25th, 2012
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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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  1. sameh

    oh my god these Childrens bewitches miracles


    January 26, 2012 at 4:39 am |
  2. Dr.Redwan Mohammed Ahmed (DM)


    January 27, 2012 at 5:42 am |
  3. sameh

    You will not believe what was happening in the stadium during the match


    January 29, 2012 at 1:57 am |
  4. Loganathanv

    Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with a few pics to drive the msasege home a bit, but other than that, this is great blog. A great read. I'll certainly be back.

    March 28, 2012 at 4:12 pm |

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