Sports events become another kind of guilty pleasure
Although this World Cup is unlike any other due to its start time and location in the Middle East, there is one recent world tournament that comes to mind. Think about it. Unsuitable climate for events, messy accommodation, stories of government overreach and sporting activity. It sounds like the Beijing Winter Olympics.
Those games are overwhelmed by storylines that don’t involve competitors. From isolated athletes crying on Instagram in their glorified dorm rooms, to surreal skiing conditions, and everything Russia has done, it’s not really interesting to see. Athletes in specialized sports that get noticed only once every four years have smiled at the rituals and mistakes, and the audience really wonders if all of this is necessary.
Paid events like the World Cup and the Olympics hosted by host countries have outweighed the benefits for some time. Los Angelinos is actively protesting the 2028 Summer Olympics with the slogan “NO Olympics. There is a farce that is the Sochi Winter Olympics, and the story of Russia rounded up and executed wild dogs before the event. Consequences of Rio de Janeiro hosting the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics is a good document.
Since the moment Qatar won the bid, scandals have followed. Someone is accused of corruption progress, the death of migrant workersand restructuring of the club calendar to play games during the heatwave month. The players haven’t even played, and list of big names missing It seems as long as the list of healthy superstars, the national officials are tell LGBTQ fans be careful when displaying pride flags, David Beckham my gay card has been revoked Because is a paid Qatari propagandistmedia members are being told they can’t do their jobyes Late ban on beer sales around stadiumsand even rumors about match-fixing scandal host country is involved. (Based on Sports officeFIFA is work with Sportsradar to identify anything suspicious.)
However, it’s hard not to get excited after reading comprehension some Coporation, group preview and predict the sound of football in the morning for the next few weeks.
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The World Cup is different from the Olympics in that way. Football is the most popular sport on the planet. Familiar faces can strengthen legacies and young players can burst with Kool-Aid Man flair. It is impossible to look at Diego Forlan, Benjamin Pavard and James Rodriguez without thinking of the miraculous goals at the World Cup after their exquisite and unforgettable performances.
The impact of international football on a nation’s sense of self and pride is also enormous. A bang that hit the nets started watching parties as if the New Year’s ball was about to drop. Scene. Everything is the absolute scene.
Football’s ability to bring happiness to its supporters is uncanny. And that’s why wearing it is so valuable to a place like Qatar. We all know people in high school or college who would throw parties with the sole goal of getting people to like them because they’re the bad guys.
It’s not a very subtle or genius tactic. I believe the correct description would be pathetic. Qatar let FIFA use them to throw a party, and guess what, no one stayed to help clean up. Chances are all guests will forget the generosity as soon as they leave, if they were ever grateful for it in the first place.
That’s what I want to say to our not-so-polite hosts. No matter how much fun there is, people won’t be like, “You know what the highlight of my World Cup is? Nation. I mean how happy does Qatar look? I can’t wait to see it for myself.
It’s not pleasant to talk about how complicit we are in this charade. We like to think of anything else, annoyed with teams that didn’t object to the level of fervor we wanted, or wrote self-righteous columns, espousing the gospel of the outraged police.
I will be watching, though, cheers give USMNTfor my favorite players, for a beautiful match played at its best – and for as much embarrassment as possible to hit Qatar with no one else injured.
The people most likely to make this confusing display of hospitality the worst are the people in charge, and they’re doing a pretty good job of it so far.