RE: competitive comments -
The USA did get to Italia 90 on its own, but you are comparing apples to oranges. We are 12 years out from 2022. The better comparison would be the USA's attempt to get to Spain '82.
The US had one win in four games as it was eliminated in the qualifying round to get to the final round of the 1981 CONCACAF championship. The win came against Mexico in the final game of the tournament after both Mexico and Canada had clinched advancement.
12 years is a long time in international football. I suspect Qatar will be just fine.
The USA (and England) both deserve to feel aggrieved by the decision. But the over the top reaction is doing neither counter any favours. Going to the Middle East isn't that absurd. You can question FIFA corruption while at the same time not attacking the decision to go to a region that has never hosted before. It *is* the world's game you know...
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