A country of less than 2m people, with a team ranked 113th in the world and a national league whose best supported team pulls in less than Mansfield Town.
Yeh Fifa, this is a country mad for football. The wrong choice as always.
It was done more for the Middle Eastern support. UAE, Saudi Arabia and so forth who are mad on sport of all kind, just cant play them.
However on both deals they're building so much on promises rather than hard cash. Especially the Russian bid. Most of the infrastructure and stadiums built there are built with the promise of cash once the World Cup is over. Russia actually don't have the capital to do this as some think. It wouldn't surprise me if alot of what is promised doesn't come and we get some crappy almost finished stadiums with no rail links or airports to get the players to them.
I mean yeah the stadium plans look fantastic for both, but Fifa is doing this for the back handers and to get at the Free press that we have in the UK.