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    World Cup 2022 Qatar

    BBC just announced that it looks like a winter World Cup in 2022 Qatar.
    Just how far will Mr Blatter bend over.

    November and December, there will be some big opposition to this from all over the world, i hope !

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    That will please Sky paid a lot of out for premier league matches.
    Not forgetting the price of flights that time of year.

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    ^ Indeed many many cannot afford to go that time of year, financially and commitments wise.

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    The world cup is now about developing nations so it's fair and not unreasonable for the world cup to be held in the European winter.

    However i can not see many premier league players being released to play which will diminish the tournament hugely.

    What happened to the air conditioned stadiums?

    Sebb Splater and Fifa are a bunch of corrupt twats..

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    Extremly unfair to the likes of Australia that must have spent 10's of millions on their bid to then see the timing changed to suit Qatar.

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    Isn't Fifa a non-profit org.

    That foker needs a good foking kicking.

    What are all the European leagues going to do, have a 6-8 week break in the middle of their season, start 3-4 weeks earlier and finish 3-4 weeks later?

    It's about the only thing that would work. Seasons start at the beginning of July 2022 and finish the end of June 2023.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    The world cup is now about developing nations so it's fair and not unreasonable for the world cup to be held in the European winter.

    However i can not see many premier league players being released to play which will diminish the tournament hugely.

    What happened to the air conditioned stadiums?

    Sebb Splater and Fifa are a bunch of corrupt twats..

    Developing Nations...??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bower View Post
    November and December, there will be some big opposition to this from all over the world, i hope !
    The Spiks take mid-season breaks anyway, not 8 weeks granted, but breaks all the same.

    Starting the seasons in July, breaking in Nov-Dec then resuming from Jan-July isn't really that much of a fok-about. The CL won't really be effected.

    About the best that can happen with the total clusterfok.

    How much do people reckon Sepp banked over all of this? $100m+ The kunt's gonna be 85 when it happens, much better he sorts out his grandkids and great grandkids for life eh.

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    Dollarising the tournament is the way World Cups should be awarded in future.

    If you want it, you bid money. The country that pays FIFA most gets the competition - subject to having the stadium infrastructure. FIFA can then do with the money what it likes, whether its divvying it up among the delegates, or supporting soccer in Asia.

    If $$$$ is how it's being done anyway, then institutionalise it. Make it transparent - rather than secretly pay off individuals who then get a vote. Then countries that want to host the cup, but find bribery unsavoury, can bid cash and go toe-to-toe with the likes of Qatar and Russia, instead of trying to win the vote on merit, which we know is destined to fail.

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    In the spirit of the sport, by a non-profit organization.

    Europe and South America alternating, no need to change that.

    Like globalizing the refs instead of having the best ones, how did that turn out:

    4 red cards and 12 yellow cards in one match. when there was only 17 fouls.
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    I remember when the Olympics were amateur, and people used to get very upset if their amateur status was questioned (Steve Ovett in tears over it).

    Nowadays, its basically pro.

    The genii won't go back in the bottle. You can't take money out of the sports. FIFA will go the way that wind blows.

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    Why November-December?

    The other dates under consideration were May and January-February.
    Fifa said a number of options had been discussed but felt that November-December was the best one because:
    A January-February tournament would clash with Winter Olympics
    The month of Ramadan begins on 2 April in 2022

    Hot conditions prevail from May to September in Qatar

    Fifa general secretary Jerome Valcke said there were "pros and cons" for all options but said the "one solution" was November and December.
    Sheikh Salman added: "We are very pleased that, after careful consideration of the various opinions and detailed discussions with all stakeholders, we have identified what we believe to be the best solution for the 2018-2024 international match calendar and football in general."
    BBC Sport - 2022 World Cup: Qatar event set for November and December

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    Arab shite enslaving workers in dorms 2m wide and 6 to a room, earning peanuts and taking their passports to ensure compliance.

    If there were any decency left in this world the WC 2022 should be boycotted.

    Nov/Dec makes sense though

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    Quote Originally Posted by pompeysbroke View Post

    If there were any decency left in this world the WC 2022 should be boycotted
    Just ban the football sporting world altogether - especially the professional rank.

    That might be the ultimate decency.

    Nothing short of sucking society dry - doesn't reflect any true value or worth.

    Heartless corporations [the sporting worlds] with less and less connection with said community. Yet, all you true sporty fans don't recognize the evil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pompeysbroke View Post

    If there were any decency left in this world the WC 2022 should be boycotted
    Just ban the football sporting world altogether - especially the professional rank.

    That might be the ultimate decency.

    Nothing short of sucking society dry - doesn't reflect any true value or worth.

    Heartless corporations [the sporting worlds] with less and less connection with said community. Yet, all you true sporty fans don't recognize the evil.
    Who is the "you fans" you speak of who don't recognize? Why so arrogantly smug?

    Corporate fascism isn't confined to the sporting world so why ban just football?

    You really take the biscuit for being the biggest twat on this forum.

    You spout driveling psychobabble nonsense mostly, but on the rare occasion when you do make yourself clear you show yourself to be an idiot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi
    The CL won't really be effected.
    The CL is and always has been the centre piece of the UEFA season. If current plans go ahead, Euro leagues will have to adapt and CL will do the same, extending the EU season even further.
    So much for all the Euro countries winter breaks, many of whom have no choice, like Scandinavia, Russia etc. FIFA is taking these decisions far too lightly.
    The English FA think it's great for England, but the EPL thinks it's a disaster for the club competition. That's just one country.
    In the last world cup 75% of the players were from EU leagues, but their proposals were totally ignored.
    I really hope it all goes properly tits up and the blame and the shame is heaped on the total C U N T that caused it all.
    Blatter.

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    ^ Agree that Blatter is a total [at][at][at][at], but it's 9 years away. It's not like there's not time to adjust. The WC must go all over to be truly World.

    Anyway, got Arse at 22/1 so hope they do the biz tonight

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    P.S. David Ginola, another 'legend in his own bath time', is a candidate to take over from Inept Chuckmeabung Sepp

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    P.P.S. The only footballer I can think of that is, or was rather, more vain than David LookatmeDoandIlikecockbutindenial Ginola was Frank Haven'tIgotnicelegsintheseweetinywhiteshorts Worthington

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    Sorry Pompey but it's only 7 years away and Ginola has already withdrawn.

    It's a complete clusterfuck and the European leagues will be worst affected. Fifa are now suggesting a Final date of Sun 23 Dec. Wrecking the UK Christmas programme. That's no problem because the christians bend over for everything as usual.
    England can forget dreams of a 3 week build up programme, they will be lucky if they get 2 weeks. The good thing is they will be back in the UK before the knock out stages begin.
    The football league and the Jocks will experience no more impact than that silly African thing that just finished. They will probably get a better TV deal that year for filling the 8 week gap in PL fixtures.

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    The really good news is Wayne will probably have to pay a few quid more to take his kids on summer holiday that year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui View Post
    Sorry Pompey but it's only 7 years away and Ginola has already withdrawn.

    It's a complete clusterfuck and the European leagues will be worst affected. Fifa are now suggesting a Final date of Sun 23 Dec. Wrecking the UK Christmas programme. That's no problem because the christians bend over for everything as usual.
    England can forget dreams of a 3 week build up programme, they will be lucky if they get 2 weeks. The good thing is they will be back in the UK before the knock out stages begin.
    The football league and the Jocks will experience no more impact than that silly African thing that just finished. They will probably get a better TV deal that year for filling the 8 week gap in PL fixtures.
    7 is good,, was a bit of a heavy calculation for oi that, to be sure. Whatever the dates, wouldn't affect the Jocks as they're only WC involvement will be as linesmen..not good enuff as refs, are they...rhetorical

    And who the fuk wants to watch Hamilton Accies or Caledonian Twistles regardless of dates?

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    Portsmouth scouts?

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    It's a real shame that a World cup organising committee can't organise a non piss up in a non drinking non gay country. Useless cvnts.

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