EliteDaily: A new study has just proved what was once thought to be impossible: The 2022 World Cup in Qatar could be an even more ridiculous idea than it already was. A Washington Post report published in this month’s International Journal of Biometeorology details the findings of that study. The Post’s report states that summer temperatures at the World Cup would not only be practically unbearable for the players — a notion that’s already been a hot topic among FIFA’s biggest critics — but would also be equally troublesome for fans in attendance.
“The World Cup may be not appropriate for visitors, if it is placed during months with extreme conditions. For Doha, [Qatar], this is the period from May to September, when conditions during a large majority of hours of the day cause strong heat stress for the visitors.” The study also suggests the 2022 World Cup be moved to the fall or winter, a possibility that FIFA officials have suggested might be an inevitable step, but have yet to act upon.
This isn’t exactly breaking news, but it’s a topic that’s remained in the conversation in recent months. Since FIFA elected Qatar to host the most glorified tournament in the world, it has brought nothing but controversy to the table for a number of reasons. In regards to the weather, it’s a no brainer to push the tourney to the winter. Temperatures rise to like 120 during the summer months, and you wanna put tens of thousands of people at risk? Mind you these are people from all corners of the globe, most of whom have never experienced weather close to what they’ll be exposed to in Qatar. It’s a recipe for an unmitigated disaster. And it gets even hotter on the pitch, not even taking into account that some players run up to 20 miles on the field per game. It just doesn’t make any sense. The worst apart about pushing the World Cup to the fall/winter would be the extra months of waiting.
Having the World Cup in Qatar is odd enough as it is. Soccer isn’t typically the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Qatar. I think of money, oil, and why they don’t have a “u” after the Q in their name, I don’t think you’re allowed to do that. But when you’re sitting on as much money as a country like Qatar, rules don’t always apply. They’re building all the stadiums from the ground up, some of which are SICK designs. I even read that they want to manufacture artificial clouds to sit atop the stadiums and cause a drop in temperature. Insane.
These guys have more money than they know what to do with. Everybody knows it. And that’s the other part of the controversy. There’s a lot of speculation (and that’s putting it nicely) that they essentially “bought” the World Cup, that they bribed that little cocksucker Sepp Blatter and the rest of those FIFA committee boners. The worst part is that, if they did indeed “buy” the World Cup, they basically stole it from the US. 2022 was supposed to be our year to host. And should the rumors and speculation turn to evidence and facts, Qatar would be stripped of hosting. And I have a feeling the US of A would welcome the 2022 World Cup with open arms. Hey, the weather would be wonderful, we already have the stadiums built, and for a country in need of something to keep the soccer boom on the rise, this is an opportunity to change the perception of soccer in America.
The first African World Cup (2010, South Africa) was awesome and gret for the sport, no questions asked. And the first World Cup in a middle eastern country would be a major step in development. But at what expense? FIFA would look like the dumbest people ever if a bunch of people were to die from heat stroke at the World Cup, when they easily could have handed it to the greatest country in the world. If the World Cup were in the US, the country would SHUT DOWN, and it would be glorious. Even this year, World Cup fever spread like wildfire. If games were being played in our backyards, forget it. But yeah it’s too hot in Qatar and their morals and ethics are questionable at best.
Sepp Blatter’s pockets ain’t empty I’ll tell you that much. He has also made several remarks that have lead many to believe he’s a sexist and a homophobe. I’m pretty sure he’s also boys with Putin and has close ties with North Korea. Seems to me like he’s got an agenda, and the United States are not apart of it. Sepp Blatter sucks. (Had to word that carefully, don’t want that little troll suing me for defamation or libel.)
PS – If you don’t think Qatar paid of the FIFA committee then I don’t know what to tell you other than that you have a huge dump in your pants. It’s as transparent as can be.