FIFA HANDING the 2022 World Cup to Qatar was never going to be an easy fit, but the football community has had a decade to get used to the idea and to formulate its complaints, actions and spirit of disapproval. … Continue reading Qatar 2022: The time for protest may have gone
FOOTBALL has always been full of hypocrisy, from self-appointed socialists living in gated communities and driving marque vehicles to clubs trying to position themselves as representatives of a surreal people’s republic that charges its members astronomical sums to be a … Continue reading Anti-racism in football is more than a hashtag – and must go beyond scratching the surface
ALREADY considered by many to be pure folly, FIFA’s decision to host a 48-team World Cup may be brought forward to 2022 in the Middle East. Originally targeted for 2026 in North America, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said in Kuala … Continue reading 32 to 48 – the madness goes on
THERE are more important things than football to be concerned about today, but with Qatar’s isolation from its neighbours and questions being asked about the country’s role in backing terrorism, the future of the 2022 World Cup comes into focus … Continue reading Qatar: Surely, the final straw?