Thanks to the pandemic, spectator sports have suffered under the regulations, and how the rules for next year’s World Cup in Qatar will look like is still to be seen. What is the significance of this World Cup?
This World Cup will certainly stand out from previous ones, since the pandemic is still going to be a significant factor next year. I would expect that FIFA will enforce the 2G rule (proof of vaccination or recovery) to ensure having full stadiums. There also will possibly be limitations for photographers’ access however, regarding posts and the number of photographers allowed.
The German National Team has Hansi Flick as the new trainer, are you optimistic for Germany?
I think that the chances for Germany’s “die Mannschaft” will be far better than in 2018, even if there isn’t that much time left for training and preparation. It was a huge mistake to keep Jogi Löw as trainer after the shameful elimination in the 2018 World Cup. Löw would have been smart to resign immediately after the 2016 European Cup in France and the 2018 World Cup. This way, there would have been an additional two more years time to set out and the team would be at a different level now.
Hansi Flick will surely be successful in forming a strong team, but I have my doubts on whether it will be enough to bring them to win the whole Cup. Regardless, I still hope that Germany will come far in the tournament.