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Before the World Cup final against Argentina: does France fail because of the air conditioning? – column


What if it wasn't Messi or Mbappé who decided the final – but rather the chillers from »Dr. Cool"?

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The football arena as a fridge: The Lusail Stadium, where the France-Argentina final will take place


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Worrying news from Qatar: as the final against Argentina approaches, several French players are suffering from flu symptoms, including defender Raphaël Varane.

France's coach blamed the cooled air in the hotels and stadiums, among other things, and the "Sports Information Service" asks: Will the air conditioning decide the World Cup?

It would only be logical for this desert tournament if the last game was not shaped by Messi or Mbappé, but by the chillers of the Qatari engineer Saud Abdulaziz Abdul Ghani, who built the systems in the stadiums.

Journalists like to give him the nickname “Dr.

Cool«, which perhaps not coincidentally sounds like a bad DJ from the nineties.

There is no shortage of superlatives in the coverage of the World Cup, but my impression is that since Qatar and Dr.

Cool everything has become irrelevant.

Let's celebrate the end of the planet.

The main thing is that it bangs and nobody sweats.

Qatar has already announced that it wants to host the Summer Olympics in 2036 - but why not the Winter Games?

If you turn huge arenas into refrigerators when the outside temperature is 30 degrees, you can make it snow in the desert.

In Berlin, the last generation is stuck on arterial roads, in Doha says Dr.

Cool, he could build an air conditioner over a marathon course.

42 kilometers, no problem.

The thermometer in front of my kitchen window shows minus four degrees, but I'm writing this column in a T-shirt and shorts, the heating in the dining room is on five, because what Qatar can do, I can do for a long time.

I don't know yet who I'll be crossing my fingers for in the final tomorrow.

But dr

It's not cool.

Source: spiegel

All sports articles on 2022-12-17

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