Whilst we can still hope for a great tournament on the pitch, it’s perhaps worth reflecting on our relationship with the Gulf state – and the wider ramifications of the tournament.
The naive globalisation of the 1990s has become a liability. Britain and its allies need to beef up their defences
If all but one of them shy away from even debating the issues in a public forum, what chance do we have?
No nation is spotless. But why are some so much cleaner than others?
“This is merely the latest sorry episode which suggests that FIFA is a deeply flawed and corrupt organisation.”
If there is no change, the ultimate sanction would be for the FA to boycott future tournaments.