I am officially going on record and saying the 2022 Qatar World Cup is going to be one of the worst World Cups in history!
The international players’ union has backed calls to play the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in the winter instead of June and July – and claimed that players will be in better shape at that time of year.
Seriously? As a bitter American, who saw another World Cup get snake-charmed away from us earlier this year, this is fuel to the fire. First, the US is already sports crazy during the winter, especially in January (NFL, College Football, NBA, etc.), which will divert people’s attention. The World Cup has more sole-attention during the summer; there isn’t much going on sports-wise. Also, it takes the players away from their clubs, leaving little rest in-between competitions and making injuries much more likely.
Wasn’t Qatar supposed to have enclosed air conditioned stadiums? Does the move to January mean that is out? Also, wasn’t Qatar trying to develop a fake cloud to cast over their stadiums in order to provide relief from the sun? It seems like one crazier idea after another is being thought of and approved by FIFA to accommodate Qatar.
Like I said, the 2022 Qatar World Cup is going to be a disaster!