In addition, there will be a World Cup of short distances in Qatar. I still remember the 2014 tournament in Brazil, when we had to fly three or four hours to every game with the US team. By the time the players were in bed at home base, it was five in the morning. Sportingly a disaster, you can completely forget the next day. It’s completely different this time, everything is only a few kilometers apart, which also speaks for more quality on the pitch. Another interesting factor: There will definitely be some high-flyers again at the World Cup. Especially from “smaller” nations that are not yet so thick on the slip of paper. There will probably be a lot going on in the otherwise rather quiet winter transfer market. As great as the justified criticism of this tournament is, this World Cup will be really exciting for a number of reasons.