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I understand that, but the only reason Qatar have been to the Copa America and why they're gaining match experience in the European qualifiers is because they bought themselves a World Cup no one, outside of FIFA, wanted them to have. It'll be fine, ultimately, because it's a World Cup and even the shit ones are memorable because they happen so infequently, but it's been built upon the backs of slaves in a country which bribed its way there. I'm sure they aren't the first to offer a bung to FIFA, but it's just so nakedly obvious this time around. First African WC in 2010, still noteworthy, Brazil? THE footballing nation, Russia, bribery yes, but there's a footballing history there, like the two centre backs they had dating from the Mesozoic era. Qatar just stretches all credulity AND they're a load of bastards too. Oh, and it's so hot there it'll have to take place in the winter so enjoy getting everyone round for BBQ in 5C tempratures and lashing rain.