I figured we could have and use a topic for anything related to the FIFA World Cup.
I’m actually rather looking forward to this and normally enjoy these types of event at an international level. I have a natural affinity to support under dogs and often they tend to suprise and disrupt the status quo.
The fact that they’ve forced global leagues and national teams to completely change the way they prepare for a WC due to it being moved from its tradional mid-year time frame to the end of the year.
The dehumanising treatment of foreigner workers brought in to build the stadiums, and the estimated 2500+ deaths.
And the general human rights record of the Qatari’s and their attitude towards LGBTQ+ competitors and visitors.
And when the tournament organisers do things like banning beer sales in the stadium literally two days before the opening match. And when FIFA then accept this decision with nothing more than a “roll over and accept it like a good like lapdog” attitude, I think a lot of people are not all that impressed with FIFA and the WC22 in general.
As usual though, I’m sure that things will start to get a little more hyped once we get to the knockout stages.