Qatar World Cup Will Be The Most Expensive FIFA World Cup: 17 Lakh Crore Will Be Spent, Fighter Jets In Security
The FIFA World Cup will start in Qatar on 20 November. 32 teams will play in it. It is expected that 1.5 million football fans will reach Qatar to watch the tournament. FIFA and hosts Qatar will spend Rs 17 lakh crore on the World Cup. This is said to be the most expensive World Cup in football history. 24 fighter jets will be installed in its security.
Britain’s 12 Typhoon Squadron will be stationed in Qatar’s security. Britain will also provide Qatar with special security for its 2012 Olympics. The National Security Center of Qatar will monitor the country through drones, CCTV, and sensors. There is also talk of sending security personnel from Morocco-Pakistan to Qatar. The countries of the NATO organization have also come forward to provide training and VIP security for these troops.
Security: Fighter jets worth 65 thousand crores bought
In 2017, Qatar signed a contract to buy 24 fighter jets and 9 state-of-the-art Hawk Mk-167 training jets from Europe’s largest security company for Rs 65,000 crore. Apart from this, helicopters and their safety equipment have also been purchased from different companies only for the World Cup.
Service during the tournament: Volunteers from 160 countries training for 1300 hours
More than 20,000 volunteers have been busy in Qatar for the World Cup since two months ago. These volunteers are doing more than 1300 hours of specialized training both online and offline. These people have come from more than 160 countries and gathered in Qatar. Among them are people in the age group of 18 to 77 years.
According to FIFA, it has received about 4,20,000 applications for volunteering for the Qatar World Cup, out of which 58,000 people were interviewed after the first screening and 20,000 volunteers were selected. These volunteers do not get any salary for this, but only accommodation and food are arranged by FIFA. These volunteers will work in different departments in at least 10 shifts in different stadiums.