The next World Cup will be held in the winter and everyone made the same joke

Greg Evans
Saturday 14 July 2018 15:00
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The 2018 World Cup is almost over and boy, what a ride it has been for the England team.

Their efforts over the last month have restored a much-needed amount of pride to this country and pride can make people do strange and wonderful things.

England manager Gareth Southgate is being tipped for a knighthood. Someone got a tattoo of Harry Maguire and everyone had a go at Kyling.

The undisputed England trend was definitely 'It's coming home' memes and although it didn't actually come home, for a brief time, it was a lot of fun.

Now, we have to look forward another four years for the 2022 World Cup which is controversially being held in Qatar (as if Russia wasn't controversial enough).

A lot of discussions and investigations have been held into why a nation in the Middle East, with little footballing history and no immediate facilities to host a tournament, were chosen as the hosts, but at the moment it is still going ahead.

For a while, it was suggested that the tournament would shift from the summer to the winter as to avoid the intense temperatures that the country experiences.

Yesterday it was finally confirmed that it will indeed take place in the winter months, starting on November 21 and running through to December 18.

This would strike many people as completely inconvenient, clashing with the domestic football season and presumably everyone's Christmas shopping.

On paper, this sounds utterly ridiculous and will diminish the spectacle of the competition overall but then people started to think.

If it didn't come home this year then surely it'll come home in 2022, right? So, it will be coming home for Christmas?

You can see where this is going...

Baddiel. Skinner. Lightning Seeds. Chris Rea. Over to you.

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