Today’s outcome of the World Cup bidding competition has confirmed something many have thought for a long time... FIFA, the world football governing body priority is not the grass root football fan, but the filling of their coffers and some might say their own pockets....
Maybe The Libero is narrow minded, traditionalist and selfish and wanted another World Cup on his doorstep while he is at the age to appreciate it... It was Probably Russia’s time to hold a World Cup, they have been a sleeping giant (of sorts) of the global game for too long.
But the award of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, a nation smaller than Northern Ireland in both land mass and population, which has only 3 stadia, all of which require expansion, which registers heat of 45C during the World Cup months of June and July and most importantly boasts no footballing tradition, prestige or culture, makes no logical sense.
But then again perhaps logic isn’t in FIFA’s vocabulary??