March 13, 2013 1 Comment
You’re going to host a big and fancy international football tournament with what stadiums exactly? Or are the teams just expected to sign their names on the waiting list of Jaber Stadium, and take turns for game time?
Or is this perhaps another one of many schemes to snatch gigantic budgets and truck-loads of money into failed projects, endlessly plagued with delays and excuses (wink wink Jaber Stadium), till FIFA gives up and shifts the tournament somewhere else?
I’ll tell you what. I have a better idea. Let’s wait for Qatar to build their world class stadiums for the 2020 world cup, then just propose to rent them for a later tournament date, say the 2021 Asian Cup mathalan. We’ll even pay them extra to slap our flag on them stadiums. How’s that for you? You like?
Probably not. Besides, I doubt our money (or business ethics for that matter) is any good in Qatar. No sane country would allow us to ridiculously exaggerate the cost of projects just to make some certain people richer.
I say leave the Asian Cup to countries who really know how to run things. We don’t need any international embarrassments.