All the focus might be on Qatar and the 2022 World Cup as the tournament enters the second round of group games.
Wales face a crucial Group B clash with Iran at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium this morning [Friday] while England could progress to the knockout phase with a win over USA at Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor this evening.
Aside from the involvement of the home nations, who meet in Al-Rayyan on Tuesday, fans are still talking about Saudi Arabia’s shock win over tournament favourites Argentina and Japan’s come-from-behind triumph against Germany.
The 32-team major competition will continue to dominate the narrative for storylines on the pitch, as well as those off it, but it won’t be long until the Championship campaign gets back up-and-running again.
Ahead of its return next month, presenters Ryan Dilks and Justin Peach, from The Second Tier Podcast, have had a go at picking the division’s team of the season so far.
1. GK: Thomas Kaminski (Blackburn Rovers)
Blackburn Rovers' Thomas Kaminski gives his shirt to a fan The EFL Sky Bet Championship - Hull City v Blackburn Rovers - Saturday 29th October 2022 - MKM Stadium - Kingston upon Hull Photo: CameraSport - Alex Dodd
2. RB: James Bree (Luton Town)
Luton Town's James Bree The EFL Sky Bet Championship - Blackpool v Luton Town - Saturday 5th November 2022 - Bloomfield Road - Blackpool Photo: CameraSport - Rich Linley
3. CB: Anel Ahmedhodzic (Sheffield United)
Goalscorer Anel Ahmedhodzic of Sheffield United celebrates victory at the end of the match The EFL Sky Bet Championship - Sheffield United v Burnley - Saturday 5th November 2022 - Bramall Lane - Sheffield Photo: CameraSport - Andrew Kearns
4. CB: Taylor Harwood-Bellis (Burnley)
Burnley's Taylor Harwood-Bellis applauds his side's travelling supporters at the end of the match The EFL Sky Bet Championship - Sheffield United v Burnley - Saturday 5th November 2022 - Bramall Lane - Sheffield Photo: CameraSport - Andrew Kearns