Former Liverpool player and current East Bengal coach Robbie Fowler is currently coaching SC East Bengal in the ongoing Indian Super League (ISL). Fowler's SC East Bengal is placed ninth on the ISL table which is topped by Mumbai City. Fowler is confident that the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 will be an "unbelievably great spectacle".
A website quoted Fowler as saying, "I actually think that the World Cup in Qatar will be brilliant. All eyes will be on them." He further added, "People will probably want them to fail, but I don't think they will. I think they will put up a great show and make it an unbelievably great spectacle and they will want to prove lots of people wrong."
Fowler was part of the England team which reached the quarter-finals of the first-ever World Cup to be held in Asia, back in 2002. Talking about the team, he said, "On paper, England always have had good teams. But it was always a bit worrying not because of England, but there were other good teams. "