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New stadium for 2022 Qatar World Cup 'looks like vagina'.

London, Nov 19 ( ANI ): The design of one of the nine new stadiums being built in Qatar for the 2022 FIFA World Cup has reportedly been likened to a vagina after the plans were unveiled.

The architects said that the design of the Al Wakrah stadium was inspired by the flowing shape of a dhow, a traditional sailing vessel used by pearl divers and fishermen in the region for centuries.

However, reports that blogs likened the 40,000 capacity stadium to a vagina, and a blog writer applauded the design, unintentional or not, saying that the 'bigwigs' behind the design should embrace this so-called faux pas and rebrand it as a deliberate nod towards the increasingly liberal Qatari policies concerning women in sport.

The writer further said that in a world where sport and vaginas very rarely come together with such prominence, and quipped that 45,000 people crammed inside a woman's reproductive system is not a big deal as they have been there before.

The 2022 World Cup has been beset with controversy since being awarded to ultra-conservative Qatar in 2010, the report added. ( ANI )

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Date:Nov 19, 2013
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