This is what Qatar has promised to provide for the FIFA World Cup 2022, for which they won the hosting rights.

A staggering $100 billion will be ploughed in over the next five years on infrastructure, which includes nine new stadia, new airport, new deep water seaport as well as road and rail projects.

The structures are set to exploit the extreme environmental conditions in Qatar by channelling the sunlight to generate a large portion of the stadium’s power using solar technology. Using innovative climate control technology, temperatures within the stadiums are set to stay below 28°C, despite the nation’s fierce heat, making the 2022 FIFA World Cup the first ever, cooled outdoor sporting event.

The Doha Port Stadium will be a completely modular stadium with 44,950 seats. The stadium will sit on an artificial peninsula in the Gulf. Water from the Gulf will run over its outer facade, aiding in the cooling process. Fans will have the option of arriving on a water taxi or ferry.

After the World Cup, the stadium will be disassembled and the seats sent to developing countries.

The Lusail Iconic Stadium, with a capacity of 86 250 located in Lusail City, takes its inspiration from the sail of a traditional dhow boat and is surrounded by water. After the showpiece, the stadium will be used to host other sporting and cultural events.