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FIFA looks to start World Cup in Qatar 1 day earlier

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By GRAHAM DUNBAR

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Well, as luck would have it, Qatari Immigration laws have changed since I left, now I’m too old to go back as a contract worker…off to Jordan

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It's a curtain raiser. The Nov 21-Dec 18 FIFA World Cup football tournament schedule for Qatar 2022 will open the door for other football loving cities in Asia to dream big. State-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities are in place in mega cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati, Jamshedpur, Bhubaneshwar, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kochi, Bengaluru, Goa, Pune, Mumbai, and Ahmedabad. India would be an ideal venue for hosting FIFA's 48 team format. There are several million football fans in the nearly 1,4 billion inhabitants of present day India. FIFA needs to take up the challenge and act in the best interest of the Beautiful Global Game.

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The World Cup is more than just stadiums - it's the whole infrastructure

Sites have to be able to accommodate massive influx of foreigners with enough hotel rooms and safe, speedy, comfortable transportation between sites, etc.

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