Stadium Design Controversy
Proposed Al-Wakrah Stadium
Before now, the majority of discussions surrounding Qatar's successful bid to host the 2022 World Cup have been surrounding the heat. There's even been talk of switching the summer tournament to winter months.Reportedly, the design of the stadium is intended to emulate the sails on a dhow, a fishing and pearl-diving boat.
However, now that a virtual rendering of the first new purpose-built stadium has been released, the debate is not about whether the fully air conditioned pitch will solve the heat problem.
Rather a number of commentators and tweeters have pointed to the fact that the proposed Al-Wakrah stadium looks very much like a vagina.
Yes, the conservative country has designed what many believe appears to be a giant ode to women's private parts.