The desert country of Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup. In a bid to beautify the eight planned stadiums it will plant at least 16,000 trees. They will be a mixture of local specimens and other varieties imported from Spain, China, and Thailand. The trees will be grown in a large nursery outside the capital city of Doha and will be watered with recycled water.
Yasser Abdulla Al-Mulla, a landscape and sport senior manager, said, “Our target was 16,000 trees,” and “If we need more we can get more, why not?”
Organisation committee boss Hassan Al-Thawadi said the nursery was “a great example of how the state is achieving self-sufficiency”.
FIFA is expected to decide later this year if Qatar needs eight or nine stadiums for the 2022 World Cup.