Qatar World Cup will begin in 10 days. Don’t know if anyone here likes soccer/football. If you’re a fan of this sports game, you could use this thread to talk about your fav. teams/players and of coz your pick to win it all this year.
I have played football many years (but many years ago) and I still like it very much. I am having trouble with this tournament though. 10 000 workers died building the Arenas! (And Sweden did not qualify of course!).
I am probably not going to be able to stay away totally so I am going to follow our neighbour Denmark!
I sometime watch a game here & there but doesn t know much as some, I m more into racing & hockey, but hockey less since they have too many teams.
Football(or soccer as known in Canada & the US ) is starting to get more attention since they have the MLS . & the youngters seem to be more into Euro Football ( soccer ) than into hockey that is getting very expensive since quiet some years.
Luckily we can watch these FIFA games on TV where I am.
FIFA scandals in multum.
Quatar royals are a few percent of the population and super-rich. The rest are “guest”-workers from poor countries (does not matter what happens to them ). The workers had no safety, no water in 50 degrees celsius (106 fahrenheit). FIFA closed their eyes. But there are many supporters that will protest or not attend. Respect for human life is below the ground!
Yeah Belgium are great! I am curious it Brazil will be back in shape but there are many great teams like Spain, Germany, GB, Argentina, and maybe Denmark can be a surprise!
Unfortunately, as you say, business and interests are put above human life, as money always wins. FIFA takes over the country during the tournament and manages it as it pleases, whether it be air flights, routes, hotels, etc., biting money from wherever they can.