Did you enjoy the World Cup 2022?
Here are extracts of a professional opinion by none other than Mr. Alvin Corneal, a FIFA Instructor, Junior and Senior National Football Coach of Trinidad and Tobago, Instructor and Technical Comm. Member at Concacaf and Founder of ALCONS Soccer Academy:
What is the difference between the Qatar 2022 tournament and ALL the previous World Cup series over the years?
As a lucky football fanatic, I have had the opportunity of being witness to 11 of the previous FIFA World Cup Finals, and believe me, the task of comparison is difficult!
It is a very strenuous process given the great number of World Cup tournaments that have been held: 12! It is difficult for the memory to recall, and many of the middle aged among us would not have even seen all 12 tournaments.
My first observation is to note that the competing countries were from various parts of the world, and the variations in daylight time during the tournament made it a very tough adjustment for them in many ways.
The medics’ usual advice to the countries was to pay attention to the complex practices and time changes during the preparatory period of the tournament, as these changes could be discomforting for the footballers.
Adjustments in sleeping time, eating and training routines, were three major challenges for the players, which the public seldom recognized while enjoying the games.
My second chapter will provide you with comparisons on quality. Stay tuned for more!