Maybe my memory is playing tricks on me. But it seems like only yesterday that Qatar was the worst country in the world, ruled by monsters who would cheerfully throw another migrant worker on the fire if the temperature during one of their midnight feasts in the desert dropped below 10 degrees.

If we had even a shred of decency, we were told, we would refuse to watch the World Cup, or even take note of the scores, until power in Doha was handed over to a triumvirate made up of Eddie Izzard, Lenny Henry and Greta Thunberg.