Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Sober Soccer

FIFA’s president, Gianni Infantino, during his pre-World Cup news conference on Saturday in Doha, Qatar. Fabrice Coffrini/Agence France Presse — Getty Images.

“I feel 200 percent in control of this World Cup.”

(FIFA lord Gianni Infantino)

With four games per day in the opening group stage, all played in what is effectively a single city-state, Infantino said the movement of large groups of fans within such a compact environment carried greater risks if they were fueled by beer.

(Tariq Panja, “On Eve of World Cup, FIFA Chief Says, ‘Don’t Criticize Qatar; Criticize Me,’” New York Times, 11-19-22)

Two-hundred-percent control is a lot of clout. History is on Infantino’s side. Booze is recorded as uncorking a bit of hyper fan-zest in annals of the beautiful game.

(c) 2022 JMN — EthicalDative. All rights reserved

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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