Month: September 2021

A Decent Start to the Judi Online Qq Euros

 

 

Two days in and the 2016 European Championship promises to be a reasonably entertaining and attacking tournament.

 

France happily won what had been a typically frustrating opening game thanks to Dmitri Payet’s Roy of the Rovers winner.

 

Had that game ended goalless it might have set a dull tone for the first round and more importantly left the host nation’s fans a little demoralised when they need to be leading by example.

 

Les Bleus did some good midfield work and should have no trouble despatching limited Albania on Wednesday. With every win the host Judi Online Qq nation gets more behind its team and France have all the means to tap into the spirit of 1998 – fine players and home advantage most notably.

 

I travelled to Euro ’92 in Sweden where there were only eight finalists: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, France, England, Scotland and the Commonwealth of Independent States (the post USSR).

 

Some of those might not look like they belonged in the top eight in Europe but with this edition’s expansion to 24 teams, the minnows clearly outnumber the big fish.

 

But how many tiddlers are there in the pond? Albania who had a typically plucky debut today, losing 1-0 to Switzerland and having their captain sent off, are clearly one.

 

Yet the same afternoon, Wales, making their first finals appearance since 1958, beat Slovakia 2-1.

 

The other suspects –  Northern Ireland, Austria, Eire, Iceland, Hungary, Romania and Turkey could well upset an apple cart or two so it seems churlish to complain about the tournament’s size at this stage.

 

Should we suffer from a plague of first-round draws and take-it-easy final games, as four our of the six third-place teams will qualify for the next …

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If FIFA can’t stand the Togel Online heat

 

 

So Qatar is too hot in summer after all.

 

And at 40-50C in the shade, who can disagree? Even if the stadia are cool enough, the outside won’t be, and the prospect of a million beer-hungry fans stumbling out into such a furnace in desperate search of a cool lager does not bear thinking about.

 

“I support definitely, definitely,” Sepp Blatter said, “to play in winter here, to play when the climate is appropriate.”

 

The FIFA President’s support for a January Togel Online World Cup in 2022 appears clear enough. The temperatures in the summer months in Qatar are far more oppressive than their anti-alcohol or anti-gay laws, that is for sure. Playing in the Middle East’s winter makes sense therefore, when the thermometer rarely rises above 25c by day and has an average low of a pleasant 13C.

And Qatar has already successfully hosted big-name games of football outdoors at that time of year. But avoiding the sweltering summer and the need for expensive and unproven technology has a serious downside to it – a sandstorm brewing in club boardrooms across Europe all of FIFA’s making and the spectre of an almighty club v country conflict on the horizon. Blackpool manager Ian Holloway, famous for his juicy quips to the press, was typical of the domestic reaction when he launched a fiery tirade at the possibility of the football season closing down for two months to make up for FIFA’s initial error.

 

Holloway likened switching the World Cup to the European winter as akin to changing the date of Christmas.

 

“So we’ll just change everything cos your weather’s really hot,” he said. “Brilliant! I mean come on, what’s going on? What happened to the air-conditioned arenas. Bit too expensive 25 of them …

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