People are still in shock that Qatar managed to get the 2022 World Cup, but when the results were first announced, my biggest problem with it was the fact that Qatar has a terrible national team. When that in mind, I’m very interested to see how well/badly they done in the Asian Cup.
16 of the best national teams in Asia are completing in Qatar for the Asian Cup and frankly, the host need a bloody miracle to win the competition. Qatar is ranked 114th in the FIFA world ranking, and smart money are on the usual suspects South Korea, Japan and Saudi Arabia to win the Cup.
Qatar? They’ll be lucky to get past the first round.