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  • kalel 19 Sep 2013 11:41:02 88,370 posts
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    Don't think this actually has its own thread as far as I can see. It's all been going in the 2018 one.

    Anyway, UEFA give approval for winter world cup.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/24160879
  • imamazed 19 Sep 2013 11:43:37 5,784 posts
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    WHEN IN WINTER?

    Is it to become the 2022/2023 world cup?
  • nickthegun 19 Sep 2013 11:43:59 60,435 posts
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    Winter is coming

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  • nickthegun 19 Sep 2013 11:44:22 60,435 posts
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    With a two month break, with no football for one month of that.

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  • nickthegun 19 Sep 2013 11:45:35 60,435 posts
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    But, seriously, its absolutely laughable that they were given it in the first place. The entire establishment needs to be torn down and rebuilt.

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  • Ziz0u 19 Sep 2013 11:46:43 8,490 posts
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    Separate lines for men & women and children and all that?
  • imamazed 19 Sep 2013 11:47:22 5,784 posts
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    Zizoo wrote:
    Separate lines for men & women and children and all that?
    Don't forget homos
  • mikew1985 19 Sep 2013 11:48:01 12,888 posts
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    That is quite ridiculous and I really hope something changes between now and then that overhauls FIFA completely.

    Need a change badly and this shit is just embarrassing to be frank.
  • nickthegun 19 Sep 2013 11:48:13 60,435 posts
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    They have a separate line that leads all the way back to the airport.

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  • faux-C 19 Sep 2013 11:48:32 9,441 posts
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    Fuck. What a joke.
  • kalel 19 Sep 2013 11:49:45 88,370 posts
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    Well, in principle I think a Middle Eastern WC is a good idea. There's never been one there, they play and love football, and football has a history of building bridges between different peoples and being a-political, so where better to have one?

    And as I've said before, I think the weather issue has been overplayed. The WC has frequently been hosted in extremely hot and dry places. One of the California venues in 1994 was near the place on earth where the hottest ever temperature was recorded.

    However, it's a shame the awarding of this WC was a result of obvious bribery, and that the handling of the weather issue has been so cack-handed. It's still a decade away, and yet it's already become a disaster, when it could have been one of the more progressive tournaments.
  • Deleted user 19 September 2013 11:50:49
    Looking on the bright side a mid season World Cup might help England?

    We always look knackered by the time these summer tournaments come around.
  • mcmonkeyplc 19 Sep 2013 11:53:04 39,467 posts
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    I wonder what the chances of Uefa leaving Fifa are? That would certainly fuck them over.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • Trane 19 Sep 2013 12:11:39 4,056 posts
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    Watching a major tournament without being to have BBQ's for at least some of the games, is a massive disappointment :(
  • nickthegun 19 Sep 2013 12:12:32 60,435 posts
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    mcmonkeyplc wrote:
    I wonder what the chances of Uefa leaving Fifa are?
    Somewhere between zero and one percent.

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  • kalel 19 Sep 2013 12:14:30 88,370 posts
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    mcmonkeyplc wrote:
    I wonder what the chances of Uefa leaving Fifa are? That would certainly fuck them over.
    With regards to specifically the 2022 WC, I can't really see what beef UEFA can have with it. If anyone's going to walk it'll be the "Oceanic" equivalent, and I suspect FIFA's response would be "lol, AWFAY??".
  • Grax 19 Sep 2013 12:14:51 2,296 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    mcmonkeyplc wrote:
    I wonder what the chances of Uefa leaving Fifa are?
    Somewhere between zero and no percent.
    Fixed
  • nickthegun 19 Sep 2013 12:15:15 60,435 posts
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    not really

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  • nickthegun 19 Sep 2013 12:16:51 60,435 posts
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    The only people who could and possibly may make a splash are the FA.

    When FIFA say they 'want to take football to the world' what they mean is 'take the premiership to the world' as thats all any cunt wants to watch.

    If we withdrew our product, they would be left with nothing.

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  • Grax 19 Sep 2013 12:23:48 2,296 posts
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    If we left FIFA would just ban players playing in the premier league from playing for their national teams
  • Grax 19 Sep 2013 12:24:36 2,296 posts
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    Actually don't think most players will care if they continue getting paid 100k a week
  • Dougs 19 Sep 2013 13:32:53 68,380 posts
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    I dunno, them furrins quite like playing for their country. And sadly, the PL rely on FIFA - if they ban players from representing their country, then we won't get the same level of player in the league, the league will suffer etc and before you know it, it's the 1980s all over again. Or the Packer World Cricket Series in SA.

    Edit: I'm conflating 2 issues there. There was the Packer WSC and then the SA Rebel tours.

    Edited by Dougs at 13:35:45 19-09-2013
  • TheSaint 19 Sep 2013 13:44:04 14,606 posts
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    It's good to know the bribing Fifa not only gets you a world cup but also ensures they bend over backwards and change almost a hundred years of precedent for you.

    That's value for money right there.
  • twelveways 19 Sep 2013 14:40:55 4,061 posts
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    Winter World Cup sounds miserable, one of the highlights of the WC has always been sitting in beer gardens and watching on a big screen. FIFA are a bunch of corrupt shitheads, there is absolutely no way that Qatar's bid should have beat the others'. Nothing about Qatar says 'spirit of football' to me.
  • kalel 19 Sep 2013 14:44:08 88,370 posts
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    My personal feeling is that of the countries in the shortlist, Qatar was actually the right choice. USA, South Korea and Japan have all had pretty recent (and aren't exactly giants of football either), so the only other real fair option was Australia, and they've had less representation at the WC than Middle Eastern countries have over the years.

    As I say, I think it's right to have a Middle Eastern WC. It's just become a disaster how they've gone about getting it, and now how they're planning to host it.
  • simsini 19 Sep 2013 15:15:19 317 posts
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    A middle eastern country should never host the World Cup, just like England would never host the Winter Olympics. They do not have the weather conditions to host the tournament. There will be huge legal ramifications out of this as already threatened by Australia. All of this is before you consider that Qatar only has one major city, is an alcohol-free zone and their attitude towards women and homosexuals.

    USA was clearly the best choice from the countries bidding followed by Australia.
  • kalel 19 Sep 2013 15:16:41 88,370 posts
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    They love homosexuals in South Africa btw.
  • imamazed 19 Sep 2013 15:18:53 5,784 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    They love homosexuals in South Africa btw.
    Homosexuals in South Africa probably love homosexuals, to be fair.
  • twelveways 19 Sep 2013 15:19:05 4,061 posts
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    Australia would have been a much better option, football is really popular over there and growing steadily all the time, Qatar have never qualified for the WC and I can't think of any famous Qatari players. Australia is already very tourist friendly and is a very multicultural country.

    The middle East is not the most stable of areas and I think that making plans 10 years in the future for any country in that region is being a bit optimistic.

    I have no doubt that Qatar can build their stadiums, especially with their forced labour and the money they get from people trafficking, my worry is how a country of 1.9 million, that flogs people for drinking alcohol and premarital sex, is going to cope with hundreds and thousands of football fans from around the world looking to have a good time.
  • twelveways 19 Sep 2013 15:21:58 4,061 posts
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    Qatar is actually one of the more progressive Islamic countries with regards to women although man on man bumming is still illegal.
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