Does It Matter Any More?
Posted by Paul Gardner on May. 24, 2:04 a.m.
Seven years ago the tiny state of Qatar (population: 1.7 million, about that of Philadelphia) jumped into the soccer headlines. A country that small -- especially one with no soccer tradition -- really doesn't stand a cat in hell's chance of developing a competitive national team. Not to worry -- the Qataris came up with a plan to help ensure ...