By Allen Baynes.
My week at this match actually started six months ago, on the night of June 1st and the Champions League Final in Madrid. I sat in Sol Square waiting to meet up with my mates, they had tickets, I sadly didn’t. I was exhausted, I had watched the game with my nephews and great nephews and their mates, it must have been over 30 degrees in the bar and the combination of emotion, heat and a few beers had taken their toll. Also, I was both ecstatic and gutted at the same time, ecstatic for obvious reasons and gutted to miss the first final that I had gone to and not got in. (ditto Allen -Ed 🙁 )
It was then that I thought about the World Club Cup final. I had been to Japan in 2005 and this was the only major trophy that I hadn’t seen LFC win. I didn’t know where it was going to be, but I was going to go. Then I found out it was Qatar.
As we know from these pages, that has had an air of controversy about it. I won’t revisit that in detail, if you are interested go back to the match thread. I did some research and listened to many views but having been to many parts of the world with various forms of culture and governance, I decided to go. After all at least you don’t see people sleeping on the streets!!
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