I cannot believe there is such a great fuss from this country about a World Cup played in November and December.
It was inevitable from the moment FIFA were somehow persuaded to take the tournament to Qatar in 2022.
England should see this as a great opportunity.
We always moan that our players are knackered after long seasons spent watching foreign players from the comfort of a substitutes’ bench. Well that excuse is now dead in the water.
Just think how fresh the Wayne Rooneys and Joe Harts of the future will be when they nip off to the desert before Christmas.
Jack Wilshere will be at his peak providing he’s given up smoking ready to carry us to glory (providing we have ditched Roy Hodgson by then).