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mmee
Culver City, CA
Post #1
Wednesday May 27, 2015 10:24pm

Joined Mar 2014
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First things first, some good links:

Comprehensive articles:


NY Times long article
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/28/sports/socc...

BBC with a similarly comprehensive one:
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-32895048

Reuters with another:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/27/us-...

Other views:

CNN, specific to why the US is doing it:
http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/27/us/fifa-corrupt...

Politico with a telescopic view:
http://www.politico.eu/article/seven-take-awa...

And good ol' SBNation with a few yucks:
http://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2015/5/27/8665...

Honestly, if you only read one, I think the Politico one is the most interesting.

mmee
Culver City, CA
Post #2
Wednesday May 27, 2015 10:52pm

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 1,813
Second things second, and given the predictions in the Politico article, it would make the US fan wonder a few things. The repercussions will most probably change international soccer forever, and be felt for a generation or so.

1) How will this affect how the USA is viewed internationally, generally speaking?

2) How will this affect US-Russia relations, and US-Qatar/Sunni relations?

3) Will the US wind up hosting again by 2026, and if so, will it be a net-positive for how the USA is viewed, or a net-negative?

4) Are we likely to keep a 32-team WC, with half-spots given to confederations for home-and-home playoffs to qualify? (i.e. Mexico-New Zealand)

5) Will this ultimately bring in replay technology, since however awkward it might be for match-flow, it's certainly good for anti-corruption practices?

6) Will the new structure have an IFAB as well as an international organization?
(IFAB is the British 4-vote body alongside FIFA's 4-vote body, most notable for votes on changes to the laws of the game and league organization)

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #3
Wednesday May 27, 2015 11:05pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,101
To be honest most Europeans are calling for Russia to be stripped and the tournament handed to England while most are saying Qatar should be stripped and then 2022 bid upon again.

I think it would look bad if Qatar get's stripped and the US gets awarded the tournament.

Australia or Japan should host 2022 with USA putting all of it's eggs into the bidding basket for 2026.

skangles
DC
Post #4
Wednesday May 27, 2015 11:27pm

Joined Jan 2013
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mmee, point five is the improvement that I'm most looking forward to. I hope it happens.

stone88
Post #5
Wednesday May 27, 2015 11:47pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 1,451
Loretta Lynch to be featured in FIFA 2016, LOL!



mmee
Culver City, CA
Post #6
Wednesday May 27, 2015 11:47pm

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 1,813
Original post from 2tone

I think it would look bad if Qatar get's stripped and the US gets awarded the tournament.

Australia or Japan should host 2022 with USA putting all of it's eggs into the bidding basket for 2026.


This is probably the best we can hope for, within reason.

I think Australia or Aussie/New Zealand '22 is the most fair. as for '18, I don't know what to think. (If it went England, Australia then USA, there's a chance I'd go to 3 WCs in a row!)

mmee
Culver City, CA
Post #7
Wednesday May 27, 2015 11:50pm

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 1,813
Original post from stone88

Loretta Lynch to be featured in FIFA 2016, LOL!



OP. She might be the GOAT, but there's no way she should have a 94 in evidence. Come on.

db707
Post #8
Wednesday May 27, 2015 11:53pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 391
I hope we step aside if there is a re-bid, at least until 2026. Maybe support Canada if we can't get traction because of this. This is assuming status quo in terms of World Cup held every 4 years schedule and one host country (neither of which I personally favor), and again noting what we indicted folks for today was in relation primarily to Concacaf and Conmebol shenanigans which our country was party to (at least enough to have jurisdiction), we'd have to see how the Swiss investigation into the bids plays out). I'd like to see Australia get a shot to host as soon as 2018. Sports-mad country, would be a lot of fun to visit. Focus should be countries with existing infrastructure to hold the tournament. If you have to build it to hold the tournament or tournament games, you aren't eligible. If you aren't using the proposed stadium or other infrastructure now or don't have specific plans to use it yourselves after the World Cup, again, come back when you have it. Same should go for the Olympics, but one cesspool at a time.

chillguy1992
Post #9
Thursday May 28, 2015 2:12am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 1,092
Honestly the biggest thing today wasnt necessarily the people being charged today its getting the ones who are charged to flip the bigger fish. Which will happen because this was expertly done. The indictment done while all of them were in switzerland to debate fifas next president. Doing this allowed them to not only charge them but potentially extradite them which one already one has happened. The swiss prosecutors the chance to raid fifa offices at the same time. There were no leaks this happened out of nowhere and neither the american nor swiss prosecutors allowed fifa or concacaf to be tipped off ahead of time. This was a major success and a very well thought out plan that could have a lot of rammifications for the future in terms of fifa but also foreign policy. Also this could be the lasting legacy of loretta lynch this is probably one of the larger anti corruption cases ever done. Good for her I meet her parents before and they were very nice and proud that she was going to become the attorney general bull city represent!!! Anyways back to soccer what a crazy day.

mmee
Culver City, CA
Post #10
Thursday May 28, 2015 2:13am

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 1,813
Original post from db707
Focus should be countries with existing infrastructure to hold the tournament. If you have to build it to hold the tournament or tournament games, you aren't eligible. If you aren't using the proposed stadium or other infrastructure now or don't have specific plans to use it yourselves after the World Cup, again, come back when you have it. Same should go for the Olympics, but one cesspool at a time.


Olympics and WC are net-losses for their country, and are a play-day for the rich at the expense of the poor- this is extremely well-proven.

Economically and politcally speaking, there are very few countries that should host, which is unfortunate, because it makes it hard for the events to rotate continents and countries.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #11
Thursday May 28, 2015 3:50am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,101
Looks like Nike is being investigated as well. DOJ stated that an unnamed sportswear company bribed a top Brazilian Futbol official to become Brazil's official kit supplier.

Nike issued a statement saying they are complying with the FBI and DOJ.

Unacceptable Nike.

EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #12
Thursday May 28, 2015 4:23am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 2,882
This is all great. Hopefully it ends with police finding Sepp and his girlfriend in some swanky Buenos Aires hotel.

admsghs27
Post #13
Thursday May 28, 2015 6:23am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 5,969
Love every bit of it!!! The end is near for FIFA. Hope they arrest blatter and put that Rat Bastatd behind bars for the rest of his life.. soon the facts will come out and the other executives will throw him under the bus. They wont do serious time for blatter. Won't be surprised if Sepp Blatter commits suicide!!!

mmee
Culver City, CA
Post #14
Thursday May 28, 2015 10:26am

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 1,813
Wow, there's a lot of hope for a Blatter suicide.

db707
Post #15
Thursday May 28, 2015 11:19am

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 391
Original post from mmee

Olympics and WC are net-losses for their country, and are a play-day for the rich at the expense of the poor- this is extremely well-proven.

Economically and politcally speaking, there are very few countries that should host, which is unfortunate, because it makes it hard for the events to rotate continents and countries.


Agree, which is why I favor the route of multiple countries sharing hosting duties. On a side note, what a terrible day for the NASL. Aaron Davidson and Traffic Sports ensnared in the indictments, then they get swept 7-0 by the USL in the US Open Cup.

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