As much as anyone tries to break into FIFA`s relations with Qatar, in terms of organizing the final stage of the 2022 World Cup in the Middle East, as things show, they will not succeed.
There may have been the blockade imposed on Monday, June 5, by the 7 Arab countries Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, East Libya, Yemen, Bahrain and Maldives who have broken their diplomatic relations with Qatar, terrorist, but one xan hardly believe that.
Qatar is a peaceful and well-organized country that takes care not to cause problems to it`s neighbors and to the rest of the people.
The issue naturally "burns" because of the Emirates heavy involvement in international football. He is already committed to hosting the top 2022 sporting event in the final phase of the World Cup. Work is progressing very fast, as thousands of workers and of course, many Europeans and American specialist all work in its field. Last but no least were those who tried to create a problem, saying there night be a change of headquarters and not a world cup in Qatar.
However, they are unaware that contracts have been signed with hundreds of millions of clauses on both sides, and if not all the players in the football field have stated that for teh season alone, it will change the competition calendar to start the opening ceremony in November 2022 and to be completed on 18 December of the same year.
In addition to the World Cup, Qatar has undertaken to organize the Gulf Nations Cup in the winter. While the Spanish, Málaga, belongs to the Royal Family. And of course the big group that hears in the name, Barcelona, advertises in her jerseys Qatar Foundation.
"There is no reason to worry about" Infantino. The president of the FIFA, Gianni Infantino, who watches with great attention the diplomatic episode in the Middle East, expressed his optimist hat there is no reason to worry: "We are faced with a diplomatic crisis. I am optimistic thet the region will return to regularity; FIFA, is closely monitoring the progress of the case and we are in constant contact with the highter Qatar authorities" he told ten Swiss newspaper Le Matin Dimanche.
"If football can make a small contribution to improving the situation. I will not hesitate of course to offer my help" added Infantino. And he is absolutely right. Football must be kept away from geopolitical developments...
For. Manos Staramopoulos
Journalist- Analyst of International Football and Affairs
AIPS Football Member Commission, Member of IFFHS
Editor Discoveryfootball.com- English
Special correspondent France Football, A Bola, Mundo Deportivo
In Athens (Greece)