Qatar Agrees To Hold 2022 World Cup In Winter — When It’s Still Incredibly Hot
Jake ODonnell 03:32 pm, February 18th, 2015
If the NFL still exists seven years from now, it'll be up against some stiff ratings competition -- assuming this World Cup still exists, as well. Unfortunately, all signs suggest Qatar 2022 is still a go, as Sports Illustrated's Grant Wahl just reported that the World Cup from hell will no longer be played in temperatures best-suited for torturing sinners.
[Sports Illustrated] Multiple sources say it's a done deal that World Cup 2022 will take place in November and December of 2022 in Qatar. A FIFA task force will meet in Doha next week and make that recommendation, and the FIFA Executive Committee is set to make the decision final at its meeting in Zurich next month.
Fear not, soccer fans, Emperor Palpatine Sep Blatter won't change course because of a few thousand human rights abuses (unless, of course, you bribed him to do so). Humidity, though -- that shit's the worst. He'll move heaven and Earth to overcome that obstacle.
Here's what the schedule change does:
- Effectively ruins the 2022 season of all European leagues, which take place from fall through spring. - Dramatically changes the 2021 Confederations Cup, which is typically played a full year prior to the World Cup. - Limits the number of fans who can actually travel to the 2022 World Cup because most people work during November-December, even in Europe. - Justifies slavery.
Here's what it doesn't do:
- Change the fact that the average temperature in Doha, Qatar, during that span is 90-degrees Fahrenheit, and global temperatures are constantly rising, so players will still be subjected to the constant threat of heat stroke and death.
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