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ITV are running a piece on sportswashing and Saudi, which is harrowing to say the least. I actually wonder if that’s what we’re really seeing, or if their involvement in football is more about ego, money and power. I’d also not seen the clip of Eddie Howe being asked about human rights abuses and responding that he was “bitterly disappointed” about that day’s defeat. It really puts football out of perspective.
Something to read while I scrawl the teams onto some paper: what makes the perfect World Cup, and what’s our responsibility when enjoying this one?