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.
FIFA’s 2022 World Cup in Qatar will take place between November 21st and December 18th. The World Cup has always be… https://t.co/lvdT2aKy6c