The big story leading up to FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar is the heat. With the event taking place in July, average temperatures hover over 100 degrees and highs have been recorded as high as 120 degrees, putting both athletes and spectators at risk.
Qatar has previously promised to air condition each stadium and has taken this a step further today by announcing their intent to place artificial clouds above stadiums to provide shade for games and potentially training sessions, too.
The clouds come at a cost - $500,000 - which is no concern for the oil-rich country. Will these artificial clouds help or will athletes still be concerned about heat issues when they step on the field for the most watched sporting event in the world?
Even if the clouds only reduce temperatures by a few degrees, every little bit helps, right?