Lionel Messi lifts the World Cup trophy alongside teammates as they celebrate their victory. Photo: Reuters
Lionel Messi lifts the World Cup trophy alongside teammates as they celebrate their victory. Photo: Reuters

Fifa World Cup: curtain falls on most politicised sporting event in recent memory

  • Qatar 2022 has arguably been most politicised sporting event in recent memory, with matters far beyond the usual remit of the sporting press
  • The World Cup has accelerated the transformation of Qatar, part of a project that has cost in excess of US$200 billion to date

Lionel Messi lifts the World Cup trophy alongside teammates as they celebrate their victory. Photo: Reuters
Lionel Messi lifts the World Cup trophy alongside teammates as they celebrate their victory. Photo: Reuters
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