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MSantoine
Post #61
Tuesday July 1, 2014 11:40am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 2,184
Not even because of the temperature. But look how much of a difference it makes being in a country that cares (Brazil) over a country that doesn't (South Africa). The fans getting into it both in the stadium and the pictures and sounds around it increase the atmosphere. You won't get that in Qatar.

skangles
DC
Post #62
Saturday August 2, 2014 11:06pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,966
The fans in Michigan just gave FIFA 109,318 reasons why the US should host the 2022 World Cup.

I cannot believe that many people came out for a Friendly. I wish the US could get that kind of turnout for WCQ or the Gold Cup but there is absolutely no doubt that the US would sell out NFL stadiums in 2022. No doubt at all.

admsghs27
Post #63
Saturday August 2, 2014 11:35pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 3,154
If usa had huge sell outs in 1994 i think they will need 90k plus staiums for a their games in a wc.

Tiger
Post #64
Monday August 4, 2014 5:56pm

Joined Jul 2013
Total Posts: 94
Gary Lineker goes on record:

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/qatar-world-cup-...

dunlopp9987
Post #65
Monday August 4, 2014 6:10pm

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 1,201
I want to believe that Qatar will not be the host come 2022. There are too many things working against them right now. But I just have absolutely no faith in FIFA to do the right thing, so I'm expecting nothing to change, and FIFA will stick by them.
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TheTruth
Post #66
Tuesday August 5, 2014 2:52pm

Joined Dec 2013
Total Posts: 247
Well, any discussion on this kinda topic needs to start w/ the understanding that FIFA are fuckers. It's pretty much a criminal enterprise. Organization w/ $Bs plus no transparency = massive corruption.

The argument to move the 2018 WC from Russia is different but just as strong as the argument to move it from Qatar. I think we have a better shot at the Russia move after the Dutch airline was shot down since that really pissed of the Euro population. They certainly didn't give a fuck at the annexation of Crimea.

Sunil Gulati would never have the balls, but he needs to start talking openly about the POTENTIAL for boycotting Russia or Qatar. No one would give a fuck if only the US boycotted, but it would be helpful if someone, someone out there had the balls to start talking the B word. The risk of course is that they might end their career. Need to start doing a full court press not only on FIFA, but all of the sponsors too (Visa, Bud).

Good (and very sad) story on the latest Real Sports on the Qatar WC - nothing we don't know already.

It's just so dirty, the whole thing makes me ill. The opacity and corruption is so un-American and no one gives a fuck they just want to pocket money and play soccer.

tylercocinas
Post #67
Tuesday August 5, 2014 4:19pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 751
I don't know if it would make a difference if Gulati did or said anything at this point. He's better off doing what he's been doing in my opinion. I do agree that real pressure from sponsors will get FIFAs attention though. But that would require cooperation from several multi-national corporations, which as with all things in life, wouldn't come together overnight.

MSantoine
Post #68
Tuesday August 5, 2014 4:57pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 2,184
Original post from TheTruth

Well, any discussion on this kinda topic needs to start w/ the understanding that FIFA are fuckers. It's pretty much a criminal enterprise. Organization w/ $Bs plus no transparency = massive corruption.

The argument to move the 2018 WC from Russia is different but just as strong as the argument to move it from Qatar. I think we have a better shot at the Russia move after the Dutch airline was shot down since that really pissed of the Euro population. They certainly didn't give a fuck at the annexation of Crimea.

Sunil Gulati would never have the balls, but he needs to start talking openly about the POTENTIAL for boycotting Russia or Qatar. No one would give a fuck if only the US boycotted, but it would be helpful if someone, someone out there had the balls to start talking the B word. The risk of course is that they might end their career. Need to start doing a full court press not only on FIFA, but all of the sponsors too (Visa, Bud).

I doubt any nation like USA (England, France, italy, Germany, etc) would have the balls to actually boycot but if would be massive news everywhere. Can you imagine the grandstanding that could get done. Todays media eats that up. Theyd be on ESPN, NBC, ABC, hell good morning america explaining why they felt the need to boycot. It would explode all over twitter. Again the chance it happens is slim to none but if it did it would be the biggest sports story of the century

Good (and very sad) story on the latest Real Sports on the Qatar WC - nothing we don't know already.

It's just so dirty, the whole thing makes me ill. The opacity and corruption is so un-American and no one gives a fuck they just want to pocket money and play soccer.


recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #69
Tuesday August 5, 2014 5:11pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,151
It's all about the sponsors...if the money gets pulled based on the numerous reasons why Qatar isn't a good place to have it, then the FIFA leadership will look to move it.

admsghs27
Post #70
Monday September 22, 2014 7:34pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 3,154
http://www.si.com/planet-futbol/2014/09/22/fi...

Well at least someone in FIFA is being realistic. Hope it does indeed happen.

Jzaval01
Post #71
Tuesday September 23, 2014 3:14am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 1,539
too bad its only one executive. I can think that dogs will fly one day but doesnt mean it will happen. But still hope something happens

Rey Regicide
Post #72
Tuesday September 23, 2014 12:51pm

Joined Sep 2013
Total Posts: 288
This is an honest question. Can someone explain to me how FIFA can ask or strongly suggest the United States to switch schedules, which basically disregards our inability to host enjoyable playable football matches during harsh winter conditions, and then suddenly entertain the notion of moving the Qatar world cup... I get it money ... nevermind....

dunlopp9987
Post #73
Saturday October 4, 2014 9:30pm

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 1,201
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2220218-br...

I will continue to be skeptical that FIFA will move the World Cup from Qatar to the US. FIFA has never shown me evidence to suggest that they will do the right thing and move it.

HOWEVER, there has been so much movement on this front in the last year alone, and we're still 8 years out. There is still so much time, which could either help or hurt Qatar. Who knows, they might be able to get their shit together and in 4 years, we might not be talking about this.
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Kamphgruppe
Michigan
Post #74
Sunday October 5, 2014 7:49pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 277
I read a funny article today about the odds makers in the UK. I guess that most of them now favor US to host the 2022 WC over Qatar.

Do they know something we don't?

dunlopp9987
Post #75
Sunday October 5, 2014 9:37pm

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 1,201
Original post from Kamphgruppe

I read a funny article today about the odds makers in the UK. I guess that most of them now favor US to host the 2022 WC over Qatar.

Do they know something we don't?


That's.....that's the link I put right above your post....
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