Has to be the short preparation. Pretty much everyone was playing with their clubs 8 days before the WC got underway.

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By UDBuck on 11:54:00 11/23/22
[In reply to "Can't recall so many early upsets and surprises. Lots of favorites going to be scrambling for points to advance *" by Buck the Trend, posted at 10:05:30 11/23/22]

No opportunity to get in weeks of training together and play friendlies. Just another reason from the soccer standpoint Qatar was a terrible choice if it needed to be hosted in the middle of the world's league seasons (except for MLS).

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