https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/20481693/qatar-beer-ban-fifa-budweiser-world-cup/Beer Ban will hit hard this world cup eperienceThe American beer company tweeted a photo of the stockpiled beer in a Qatar warehouse
Qatar just embarrassed Asia. Everyone around me was telling "it's just Qatar, it's their first time. They are playing only because they are hosts".Qatar is the reigning champions of Asia. Expected way better from them. There can be different opinions on Qatar hosting the World Cup. But you cannot attack these players saying they don't know how to play football. It was their chance to gain some respect and they ruined it.If you think in a way, all these years of preparation was for this match. The next two matches against Senegal and Netherlands will be tough.
Qatar is using practically the same team that won the 2019 Asian Cup. They are virtually unchanged for almost 4 years, and it shows.A lot of players don't look as good as they did in 2019, especially their captain Alhaydos, Almoez Ali and their entire defense line. Their left-back Hatem won the 2019 Asian Player of the Year, but now looks like a shadow of that player.This is why I personally don't like closed camps when it comes to the national team. Players should be picked based on their club form.Imagine if you were a Qatari footballer in 2019 and there's a World Cup going to be played within a few years at your own backyard. You would do everything to raise your game and give yourself a chance to get picked for the World Cup squad. QFA didn't give a chance like this, but decided to stick with the 2019 squad despite many of their players not performing up to the standards for the last couple of years.
Other countries laugh on india when we concede 4-5 goals but now look at iran lol...