GTP Editor, GTPEDIA Author
- Rule 12
I refer you to my previous post.
Not to cast any nasturtiums on anything, but Qatar have been absolutely ****ing useless until ten years ago. Then they got the World Cup hosting awarded to them and suddenly became good - like, overnight - and are now the best team in Asia, spanking Japan at the Asian Cup last year.
They won all three games in the group stage (including beating Saudi Arabia 2-0, which is nonsense), then beat Iraq, South Korea (also nonsense), UAE - who'd knocked out Australia - 4-0, and then stuck Japan 3-1 in the final. And that was the only goal they conceded in the entire tournament.
Their unmeteoric* rise has more than a whiff of brown envelope about it. As does the fact they're hosting the World Cup, in a bunch of stadiums literally built by slaves.
**** them, **** their World Cup, and **** any nation that, having qualified, doesn't withdraw from it.
*Alway confused me that one. Meteors don't rise. They fall. Very quickly, while on fire.