Category Archives: Qatar

2022 World Cup Set For November and December

A FIFA task force has recommended that the 2022 World Cup be set for the winter months of November and December. The 2022 World Cup is to take place in Qatar, which is known to have extraordinarily hot summers. FIFA officials met in Doha to discuss a number of alternatives to hosting the World Cup… Read More »

Sepp Blatter: The End of a Tumultuous Era?

On Monday, it was announced that Dutch football president Michael van Praag will challenge Sepp Blatter for the position of President of FIFA. Praag’s announcement comes after a years of drama and controversy within the international football body. Most controversial has been the decision to hold the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, and the subsequent vehement devotion… Read More »

La Fin de l’épreuve de Belounis

La semaine dernière, Zahir Belounis était autorisé de revenir en France, le chapitre ultime d’une saga incroyable. Belounis, footballeur franco-algérien, est déménagé au Qatar en 2010 pour jouer pour l’équipe el Jaish. Quand el Jaish l’a loué à une autre équipe, le premier club a cessé ses paiements de salaire. En réponse, Belounis a intenté… Read More »

If the USA hosted the 2022 World Cup…

Throughout the year, post after post on this blog has detailed the trials and tribulations of the 2022 World Cup, which is currently slated to be held in the Middle Eastern nation of Qatar. From internal disputes among FIFA board members to the sweltering summer heat and the unprecedented proposed move of the World Cup… Read More »

Qatar 2022 could be FIFA’s biggest mistake ever

Growing up around an Egyptian father–absolutely obsessed with football–there were certain truths that I had to accept and never question: 1. Pele is the greatest soccer player of all time, and any Argentinian fan who disagrees is blinded by bias. 2. Never trust a fan of the Algerian national team. 3. Never be optimistic about… Read More »

Zidane Goes Home for Qatar

I found this video, produced by the Qatar bid, to be a fascinatingly constructed piece of work, transforming Zidane’s biography into an endorsement of the need for a Middle Eastern World Cup. In it, Zidane returns to his childhood home and talks about his career, and repeatedly refers to the difficulties he faced because of … Read More »