BBC – Fifa says it will not pay compensation to clubs and leagues unhappy about plans to play the 2022 Qatar World Cup in November and December. It also said no apology was necessary for the scheduling of the tournament, which will disrupt a number of leagues.
I really don’t have the time today to go on a massive rant, but whatever here goes nothing.
How on Earth could an organization be more corrupt than FIFA? FIFA is literally making Putin blush with this move for the Qatar 2022 World Cup to be held during November and December. It’s only being held IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SEASON FOR ALL OF THE MAJOR DOMESTIC SOCCER LEAGUES IN THE WORLD. Are you kidding me? How is this happening?
I dare you to watch that video without cringing.
The World Cup has always been a summertime refuge for footy fans around the world who are jonesing for some meaningful football in the short, but depressing, league soccer offseasons. The fact that it is going to be held in the footy epicenter known as Qatar is already enough to raise an eyebrow. FIFA received competing bids from the likes of England, Spain, Portugal, Argentina and the USA. Is there even a domestic league in Qatar? I’m sure Ali Camel Leagua is a very entertaining league, but it hardly gives any merit to the football culture in the small Gulf nation. Also, the small issue of the normal temperature in July being over 120 Degrees? No worries, they can play footy in that right? I could go on for days with the whole “World Cup being held in Qatar” thing, but that’s already been laid out for the whole world to see by pundits from around the Globe, and the truth of the matter is simply that Sepp Blatter and co don’t give a fuck what you think.