FIFA World Cup Across Six Nations Spurs Environmental Concerns, Warn Experts

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FIFA World Cup Across Six Nations Spurs Environmental Concerns, Warn Experts

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Experts Sound Alarm Over FIFA’s Expansive 2030 World Cup Plans

FIFA’s recent decision to spread the 2030 World Cup across six countries has sparked concerns among experts, who warn of an elevated carbon footprint and a clash with FIFA’s environmental commitments.

In a move that contrasts with the concentrated 2022 World Cup in Qatar, where all 64 matches took place in and around Doha with 32 teams, the 2030 tournament will involve Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Uruguay, Argentina, and Paraguay. This dispersed approach will necessitate numerous trans-Atlantic flights for both teams and fans.

Dr. Madeleine Orr, a sports ecologist and assistant professor at the University of Toronto specializing in climate change’s impact on sports, highlights the issue, noting that the event’s continuous expansion raises environmental concerns.

Reference

https://www.news18.com/football/hosting-fifa-world-cup-across-six-countries-increases-environmental-harm-experts-say-8613449.html

https://www.reuters.com/sports/soccer/world-cup-six-countries-odds-with-fifas-climate-strategy-experts-2023-10-11/

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