Too Hot to Play

by Nigel Assam

FIFA’s decision to award Qatar the 2022 World Cup was criticized in many ways, one being how hot it will likely be in June when the competition is held. To counter that, FIFA played with the idea of having it in winter, which was roundly attacked as it interrupted domestic league and UEFA competitions. Now their “brilliant” idea is to play matches divided into three halves, instead of the traditional game of two halves that was codified in mid-19th century England. Each match would be divided into three 30-minute periods. FIFA proves itself a laughingstock, rife with corruption

According to FIFA, “there is a moderate risk of heat injury. . . . ”

They should have thought of that before awarding 2022 World Cup to Qatar.

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