The significance of mega sporting event on infrastructure development: A case of FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar

  • Khalifa Al-Dosari Brunel University, London, UK


This study sought to find how significant mega sporting events to a country are beneficial insofar as infrastructural development is concerned. The study used the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar as the case study in reference. Various researches around the concept of infrastructure development due to mega sporting events were analysed in this study. The evidence of infrastructure development due to mega sporting events was also dissected and presented in the study. The research was conducted with the help of online survey questionnaires, and the data collected was analysed by using descriptive statistics as well as an OLS regression analysis. The variables measured were infrastructural developments in the country to find the significance of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. It was found that the 2022 World cup significantly affects the development of infrastructure in the country. It was therefore concluded that major sporting events are significant in the development of infrastructure of a country. It’s recommended that the research should be used for future references in the analysis of infrastructural changes due to major sporting events.


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Khalifa Al-Dosari, Brunel University, London, UK


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How to Cite
AL-DOSARI, Khalifa. The significance of mega sporting event on infrastructure development: A case of FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Journal of Social Sciences (COES&RJ-JSS), [S.l.], v. 9, n. 3, p. 1295.1319, july 2020. ISSN 2305-9249. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 17 jan. 2021. doi:
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