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Podcast | The Qatar 2022 debrief, considered thoughts on a World Cup like no other

SportsPro's George Breare and Tom Bassam are joined by PA Media chief sports reporter Jamie Gardner to reflect on Qatar 2022, before editorial director Michael Long unpacks his feature on a World Cup that has loomed large over much of his journalistic career.

12 January 2023 SportsPro
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Part one talking points:

  • View from on the ground in Doha (2:11)
  • Fifa control and the fairness of media scrutiny (7:16)
  • How successful was the tournament? (11:39)
  • Qatar 2022 as a template for wannabe nation builders (16:21)
  • Press freedom at Qatar 2022 and the social impact of the World Cup (24:34)

Go deeper: ‘Controversial, inorganic, the best ever’… Grading Qatar’s World Cup examination

Part two talking points:

  • How Qatar 2022 has dominated the last 12 years (31:42)
  • Industry sentiment on the World Cup (33:33)
  • Was this a line in the sand for major event hosting? (38:26)

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