Qatar’s security plans for the World Cup

Essential Middle East explores Qatar’s security and policing plans ahead of 2022 FIFA World Cup.

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The fan festival area in now open in Qatar as the World Cup opening nears. [Sorin Furcoi/Al Jazeera]

The clock is ticking for the world’s biggest football tournament all set to begin in Qatar this week. One of the smallest countries to host a World Cup, Qatar is expected to welcome approximately 1.2 million fans for one of the world’s most-watched sporting events. From security threats to cyberattacks, to crowd management and potential hooliganism – the challenges are enormous for the host nation.

So how is Qatar planning to ensure the security of millions of fans expected to attend the World Cup?

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This episode was co-produced by Salem Alyafei and our intern Nada Shakir. Our sound designer is George Alwer. Our lead engagement producer is Aya Elmileik and our assistant engagement producer is Adam Abou-Gad. The executive producer is Omar Al Saleh and the head of audio is Ney Alvarez. Our host is Sami Zeidan.

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Source: Al Jazeera