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Unread 16-07-2020, 09:55 AM
Baron
 
Football World Cup 2022 - Qatar

Match schedules were announced yesterday in what can only be described as literally no fanfare.

As expected, the whole thing is as mad as a clowns c**k:

Opening game features Qatar on Monday, 21 November 2022 (10am GMT).

Monday @ 10am ffs

4 group games a day:

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The group stage will last 12 days and, with four matches every day.

Games kick off at 10am, 1pm, 4pm and 7pm GMT.

Final group games kick off simultaneously at 3pm and 7pm GMT.
In a change to previous World Cups, the fixture kickoff times will not be known when the draw is made.

Once the pairings are known, games may be moved to a more beneficial kick-off time for audiences at home, or fans in Qatar with regard to the stadium allocation.

Final is on December 18, 2022 (3pm GMT).

Sunday finals

There are only 8 stadiums for the whole thing - Russia had 12. I'm reading a lot people citing this as actually being against FIFA's own guidelines for being able to host a World Cup for 2018 - 2022:

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For future World Cups, the number of venues is also about the same. FIFA advised applicants for the World Cup in 2018 and 2022 that 16-18 venues should be presented in each application, venues which, in a reasonable manner, should be spread all over the country. Of these 16-18 stadiums FIFA would then choose 12 stadiums.
Here's the best bit.... all 8 of these stadiums are within 40 miles of each other





I'm sure everyone will have their rainbow laces out for this one

It will be unimaginably shit.
 
Unread 16-07-2020, 10:05 AM
tatty
 
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Calling it now...not just the shittest WC ever but the shittest international sporting event of any kind.
 
Unread 16-07-2020, 10:09 AM
Sparky***
 
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64 games in 8 stadiums in a 3 week period. Can't wait to see the state of the pitches
 
Unread 16-07-2020, 10:19 AM
Cream
 
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64 games in 8 stadiums in a 3 week period. Can't wait to see the state of the pitches
They'll probably weave some cheap African labour into them. Raheem Sterling to score the winner holding a black power fist pose.
 
Unread 16-07-2020, 10:19 AM
Drexl
 
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This has gone beyond jumping the shark

 
Unread 16-07-2020, 10:29 AM
AK14
 
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Monday ffs

Wasn’t the opening game of the 2014 WC a mid week game?
 
Unread 16-07-2020, 10:31 AM
puressence
 
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Can’t wait
 
Unread 16-07-2020, 10:31 AM
flixton
 
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Times are great for folk working from home.
 
Unread 16-07-2020, 10:32 AM
NedKelly
 
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Brazil was such a good World Cup (England aside). Best bbc music too “braaaa-zilll”.

I don’t know one person looking forward to this, everyone thinks it’s a s**t show. Bet the players are buzzing.
 
Unread 16-07-2020, 10:59 AM
Sparky***
 
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Times are great for folk working from home.
You really think people are going to still be working from home in 2 years time?
 
Unread 16-07-2020, 11:00 AM
Bunker Buster
 
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You really think people are going to still be working from home in 2 years time?
Yes......

Already chatter of permanent WFH.

Absolutely gut wrenching ...
 
Unread 16-07-2020, 11:01 AM
flixton
 
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You really think people are going to still be working from home in 2 years time?
The new normal.
 
Unread 16-07-2020, 11:07 AM
ZiggyStardust
 
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This has gone beyond jumping the shark

That’s what happened to the slave labour who didn’t complete their work on time
 
Unread 16-07-2020, 11:23 AM
Stickman
 
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Monday ffs

Wasn’t the opening game of the 2014 WC a mid week game?
Definitely was as I remember watching it before work.

Was Brazil Croatia or something like that.
 
Unread 16-07-2020, 11:27 AM
redhegemony
 
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You really think people are going to still be working from home in 2 years time?
Probs not taxi drivers tbh
 
Unread 16-07-2020, 01:39 PM
Sparky***
 
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Yes......

Already chatter of permanent WFH.

Absolutely gut wrenching ...
We'll see.
 
Unread 16-07-2020, 01:46 PM
ScarFace
 
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They'll make slaves blow cool air on the players during he game.
 
Unread 16-07-2020, 02:08 PM
believe
 
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If people have any sense they’ll just boycott the whole thing.
 
Unread 16-07-2020, 04:42 PM
Switching Off
 
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Complete balls.
 
Unread 16-07-2020, 04:58 PM
thatsfuctit
 
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You really think people are going to still be working from home in 2 years time?
Quite a few business I talk to have said they are looking to downsize their office space, which will obviously reduce overheads and have their staff either alternating days in the office / home or have them doing week in the office, then a week from home.

The adoption of things like Zoom or hangouts has made people think differently too.
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