Tension, excitement as 2022 World Cup begins. The first of its type, it will be.
The World Cup has never been held in the winter months prior to 2022. Additionally, the Middle East has never hosted the international spectacle.
It will thus be an experience that neither football fans nor commentators have ever had when the host Qatar begins the competition against Ecuador this weekend.
It is filled with a lot of contentious subjects.
Human rights are violated, migrant workers are mistreated, and homosexuality is vehemently opposed.
Only on Friday was alcohol prohibited near the stadiums.
Before the decision was made, FIFA and the Qatari organizers had difficult discussions about whether alcohol will be offered inside the stadiums during the competition.
The decision to restrict the sale of alcoholic drinks to the FIFA Fan Festival, other fan destinations, and licensed establishments has been taken as a result of negotiations between host country authorities and FIFA, FIFA announced in a statement.
Some fans have chosen to skip the tournament entirely due to the stress and unpredictability surrounding it.
“I nearly purchased tickets to Qatar. But I ultimately chose to travel to Abu Dhabi. The best choice ever, according to Lanre Towolawi, a marketing manager for a betting firm, to DAILY POST.
IT specialist Gbemigga Omolewa, who is located in the US, is concerned about individuals who paid for the expensive trip.
“In Qatar, people will also break the regulations and complain that their experiences were bad.
People might even go to jail, Omolewa said.
The majority of pre-game discussion has focused on football in general.
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, the two talismanic players who have dominated football for the past ten years, are very certain to play in their final World Cup at this one.
Ronaldo has previously committed to hang up his boots if Portugal wins the World Cup.
It will be difficult. really challenging But everything is conceivable. However, we will compete without a doubt, the 37-year-old said in an interview with Piers Morgan this week.
If Portugal goes on to win the competition, Ronaldo said he will retire: “Yes. Retired. a hundred percent
On Thursday, they face Ghana to start that quest.
At the expense of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, the Black Stars qualify for the World Cup once again.
Many African viewers are eagerly watching to see whether any African side finally advances to the semi-final.
The team with the best chance of ending the curse was Senegal. But due to the injury he sustained, top attacker Sadio Mane will be out for the whole competition.
Let’s be honest, then. The traditional suspects for the victory are already known to us.
France. Brazil. Argentina. Germany. maybe England
What a winter World Cup will look like is something we do not yet know.
Qatar, it’s your turn.