Former Brazil Captain, Marcos Evangelista de Morais, known as Cafu, has said big football stars will have no reason to not excel at the forthcoming Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament.
Cafu disclosed this during an interview session with FIFA.
Reacting to the question “How will the timing of this tournament impact the quality of play?”
Cafu said that:
“The timing of the tournament means that many players will be in peak fitness, because they won’t be joining their national teams after a long club season. Combined with the perfect weather conditions that Qatar is known for at that time of year, we are set to see some exciting football on the pitch. There will be no excuses for the biggest stars not to shine.”
The 50-year-old retired player, who is currently the Global Ambassador for the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, hopes to witness a memorable tournament at Qatar 2022.
He also commented on the close proximity of the stadiums that:
“For those that love watching football, whether it’s on TV or in person, Qatar 2022 will be a dream come true. Four group stage matches a day, all played at stadiums that are close to each other, means that potentially you can attend two matches in one day. That’s something that hasn’t happened in the modern era of the World Cup.
“For the participating teams, they will be able to stay in one team base and avoid any long travel between matches. This will undoubtedly give players more time to train, rest and be better prepared for what matters most – the football!”