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13 June 2022 - 11:11pm

World Cup in Qatar 2022

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Seeing as this just happened I guess it is time to start the thread...

That will be the save that launches a million memes. 😂

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14 June 2022 - 2:32pm
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Being a relative noob to soccer: is the World Cup pretty late this year? I seem to remember it always being in summer since I've seen it on TV. It's in November this year, yes?

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14 June 2022 - 3:01pm
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CL-Ed wrote:

Seeing as this just happened I guess it is time to start the thread...

That will be the save that launches a million memes. 😂

Wasn't even aware you've made it Ed, congrats!

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Being a relative noob to soccer: is the World Cup pretty late this year? I seem to remember it always being in summer since I've seen it on TV. It's in November this year, yes?

Yep, it's starting in the end of November and will went on till after mid December.

It's the first for the WC to be held in that time of the year which will make the season quite weird cause most of the top flight leagues will have to take a break in late Autumn which is quite unusual.

Of course you can't expect they should play in Qatar in the middle of the summer (because of the heat of course) but you have to ask FIFA's decision to grant them the host in first place $$$😉

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14 June 2022 - 3:14pm
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Valid point! I was wondering if they'd have to play indoor matches in AC-cooled stadiums there. I mean maybe some places you shouldn't just play matches at, especially if you have to do them outdoors.

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14 June 2022 - 10:04pm
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It is a travesty of corruption that the cup is even going to be held there at all. I remember a FIFA committee did a report that analysed all the bids and it basically said no way to Qatar because of the heat, lack of facilities, and medieval local laws. It won anyway and after they won they said it was going to be too hot even with air conditioned stadiums so they needed to move it to winter instead of summer.

It feels bad but I know I'll watch from afar like everyone else, which is what FIFA knew and was relying on. But ain't no way I'm going to pay money to travel there and support the event.

Today Costa Rica beat New Zealand to become the final team to make it. These are the groups:

A: Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands
B: England, Iran, United States, Wales
C: Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland
D: France, Australia, Denmark, Tunisia
E: Spain, Costa Rica, Germany, Japan
F: Belgium, Canada, Morocco, Croatia
G: Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon
H: Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, Korea Republic

It's a funny coincidence that Australia's group last world cup was also France and Denmark, along with Peru who they just knocked out this time.

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21 June 2022 - 12:33pm
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It's a funny coincidence that Australia's group last world cup was also France and Denmark, along with Peru who they just knocked out this time.

For me it's a bit annoying when you have to face the same opponents time and time again (what's the chances anyway), but it seems to happen quite often in Uefa's qulifiyng, CL and even the World Cup.... and it have to be said...it's a tough draw for Australia there...I think.

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22 June 2022 - 11:21pm
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Oh yes for sure. There is no way Australia are making it out of that group with the team we have at the moment. It is a minor miracle that we even got there. ... er ... hopefully that's enough for the reverse kiss of death! 😘🤞

That group A with Qatar in first spot as the seeded team ... 😞 They could end up being the weakest host nation ever in terms of playing ability not to mention all the rest. Though I guess they will have the big advantage of being very used to local conditions outside the air conditioned stadiums.

Australia has played several games there over the past 2 years too so maybe a tiny thing in our favour. Yep I am clutching at straws! 😂

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