Tim Cahill: Qatar should host 2022 World Cup
DOHA: Australia international Tim Cahill said he believes Qatar should host the World Cup in 2022.
Speaking after Qatar defeated Australia 1-0 in a friendly Wednesday, the Australian international said “you have to give football a chance in every nation,”
“The money that Qatar put into football is overwhelming and for me, every time I come here I’m like ‘wow’. They should be proud of what they are creating. For me I have no problem in Qatar hosting the World Cup.”
The New York Red Bullsmidfielder continued: “I feel they deserve the opportunity. There is a lot of people that talk about the heat and talk about the facilities, but they have to question themselves as to whether they have actually been here.”
“They will prove a lot of people wrong, and if they don’t they will hold their hands up gracefully because that’s the kind of people they are.”
Qatar received the bid to host the 2022 tournament in 2010 at the same time Russia was given the 2018 World Cup.
Cahill, 34, has two goals in 21 games for the Red Bulls this season. The captain of the Australian national team helped lead Australia to qualify for the last three World Cups.