20 November was Qatar’s big day. The footballing world gazed upon the Al-Bayt Stadium to watch a game that the vast majority would have no interest in viewing if it wasn’t the World Cup opener.
The hosts fell flat under the spotlight and succumbed to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Ecuador. It was a contest ridiculed for its tame atmosphere and one that we will all forget in a hurry.
The controversy surrounding the tournament has failed to dissipate despite the football getting underway, with discussions about campaigns and captain’s armbands being rife.
England were one of several European…