The rankings are a farce. A few years ago there was an argument that they were the best side in the world on paper. But the likes of Vermalen, Alderwield, Vertonghen miles past their best and they've been replaced by a worse level of player. Eden Hazard has been poor too. Their best chance was in 2016 or 2018.Not with Martinez as manager. How they are first in fifa rankings is a disgrace.
I doubt the climate will be any warmer than a decent British summer. I've been to Doha in January and February and frankly it isn't that warm. Certainly need a jacket in the evenings.Potentially Senegal, France, Belgium if we want to get to the final. Happy to avoid the South American teams in that climate.
Oh well, can't say they'd be missed...Trouble at t'Canadian mill:
Canada’s preparations for this year’s World Cup were plunged into further turmoil as players went on a de facto strike ahead of Sunday’s hastily re-arranged friendly with Panamawww.theguardian.com