I started taking off football on December 2, 2010. That was the day it was announced that

Russia would host the 2018 World Cup and Qatar the 2022 World Cup


The biggest event in this sport became, for two consecutive editions, a propaganda operation for the greater glory of a tyrant and some satraps.

The resulting outlay quelled any scruples that might arise, for example, when

Russia intervened in the Syrian civil war on the side of the assassin Assad


Minutes: when

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