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#WorldCup2022: What’s all the fuss about, winter sucks anyway

| 24.02.2015

Remember, remember the 26th of November. Not quite, but the fireworks are on order as FIFA announce the hugely controversial 2020 World Cup will be held over November and December, probably starting on said date.

Given the plastic-melting temperatures in the Qatari summer months, this news is clearly good for players and fans alike, especially those of England who would wilt like unwatered daffodils in the middle-eastern sun.

However, the news is sure to further enrage those who see this interruption to the regular domestic and European football seasons and the knock-on effects as sacrilege.

‘How can FIFA be so bloody-minded that the football status quo be rocked to its foundations just to grease the wheel of capitalism’ we hear you cry.

You have a very valid point. But just for a fresh outlook on the matter; could this not be a good thing for us mere mortals who cannot influence emperor Blatter and co at FIFA?

There is no way that the Premier League and Champions League will not eventually be completed that season after all.

Aside from Bonfire night, what else is there to get excited about in November? The days drawing in, the foreboding feeling that Christmas shopping is swinging around.

What better excuse to remain cosily-cocooned in the living room or pub when it’s sheeting down with rain and dark outside than a World Cup on the gogglebox!

The famous World Cup barbecues we are all used to being invited to during a big-tournament summer, will just be called barbecues instead, so there is no loss there.

Meanwhile, football fans everywhere who have to put off festivals, weddings and awkwardly negotiate holidays around key fixtures, have free reign to milk the summer for all it’s worth.

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Christian Crowther

Give Christian a sport with anything remotely spherical in it and he’ll happily while away the hours watching it on the box. However, he’d much prefer writing about, playing or betting on golf, football, cricket, tennis, snooker.... you get the picture.