Developing Countries

Don't Hold World Cups in Developing Countries

2010, 2014, 2018, 2022: four consecutive World Cups will be held in developing or semi-developing (in the case of Russia) countries. While the idea of democratizing the world's most popular sport sounds nice, the harsh reality is that the gigantic infrastructure investments exacerbate rather than alleviate society's problems. The rich get richer, and the poor get nothing.