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2022 Cup: Never Too Early to Worry

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Every four years, soccer fans around the world revel in what has been called the biggest sporting event on the planet — the World Cup.

The 32-team, 2014 tournament in Brazil is less than two years away. Russia is next in 2018. In 2022, Qatar, an oil- and natural-gas-rich country with a population of less than 2 million steps onto the global stage.

Will Qatar be ready? Does it have enough of a soccer pedigree to pull off a World Cup?

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