Roberto Martinez thinks we’re in for an intense World Cup this winter: "The players will be a lot fresher in Qatar"

Roberto Martinez
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Belgium manager Roberto Martinez believes that the Qatar World Cup 2022 will be a lot more intense and fast-paced than previous tournaments, because mentally and physically the players won't be as exhausted.

With only a week between Europe's domestic leagues breaking for the tournament, and the World Cup kicking off on Sunday 20 November, Martinez also believes this lack of build-up will actually help players rather than hinder them.

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Ryan Dabbs
Staff writer

Ryan is a staff writer for FourFourTwo, joining the team full-time in October 2022. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before eventually earning himself a position with FourFourTwo permanently. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer while a Trainee News Writer at Future.