Jamie Carragher has criticized the timing of the 2022 World Cup and claimed players are being treated like cattle.
Big-name players like Timo Werner, Raphael Varane, Ben Chilwell, Reece James, Kylie Walker, N’Golo Kante, and many more are likely to miss the 2022 World Cup in Qatar due to injuries suffered in recent weeks.
Jamie Carragher has told FIFA that the World Cup should never happen in the middle of the season again, and he wouldn’t blame players for being overly protective in recent games.
The criticism came after South Korea and Tottenham’s Heung-Min Son suffered fractured eye sockets against Olympic Marseille in the Champions League.
Jamie Carragher also went ahead to state the fact that this weekend’s match between Chelsea and Arsenal and Tottenham against Liverpool will be less intense and that players who have the hope of representing their country in the World Cup will run away from injuries.
The World Cup was moved from the summer to the middle of the season due to the hot temperatures in Qatar.
There are two rounds of fixtures in most top European leagues before the season pauses for the World Cup.
The South American Football Association has called for the Premier League to take a week off before the start of the World Cup, which kicks off on November 20.
This call is the result of the national team managers’ fear that their important players may be out of the World Cup and that they will have to field a young squad against an experienced team.
World Cup 2022 Schedule
The World Cup starts with Qatar and Ecuador on November 20, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. On November 21, England faces Iran on November 21, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. before Senegal faces the Netherlands on the same day at 8:00 p.m.
The last match of November 21, 2022, will be the United States against Wales at 8:00 p.m. Four matches will be played on November 22, 2022, starting with Argentina against Saudi Arabia for an early kickoff at 11:00 a.m.
Denmark vs. Tunisia by 2:00 p.m., followed by Mexico against Poland by 5:00 p.m.The defending champions will start their campaign against Australia at 8:00 p.m.
Morocco will face Croatia on November 23, 2022, at 11:00 a.m., followed by Germany’s match against Japan at 2:00 p.m. Spain plays against Costa Rica at 5:00 p.m., and Belgium plays against Canada at 8:00 p.m.
Switzerland begins its World Cup campaign against Cameroon on November 24, followed by Uruguay against South Korea.
Portugal will then go against Ghana, and Serbia will cross paths with the World Cup favorite on the same day but with a late kickoff.
Jamie Carragher Height
The English defender is 1.85 m (5 feet, 11 inches), which makes him one of the tallest defenders in the history of the Premier League. He was very good at aerial dueling.
Jamie Carragher Children
The former Liverpool defender has two children; the elder is named Mia Carragher. She starred in a movie called One Night in Instabul. The second child is James Carragher.