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Old 12-02-2010, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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Russia for 2018 I understand. But Qatar in 2022? Seriously??
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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FIFA is a disgrace. Blatter and Co. are weighing their pockets now.
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Atlanta,GA
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Oh well. Why are people disappointed in Qatar? So what, the US lost the bid. Who cares? Life goes on. An opportunity for US Soccer fans to travel outside this country to enjoy a game they love. It would be nice to have it here again, but it is what it is.
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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An opportunity for US Soccer fans to travel outside this country to enjoy a game they love......
Fair enough, but who want to go to Qatar?? I could understand losing to Australia, and I certainly would enjoy traveling there.
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Oh well. Why are people disappointed in Qatar? So what, the US lost the bid. Who cares? Life goes on. An opportunity for US Soccer fans to travel outside this country to enjoy a game they love. It would be nice to have it here again, but it is what it is.
Because it's Qatar. No booze, no scantily clad Brazilian girls, it's too small to accommodate and....

IT'S 130°!
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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Qatar is hardly going to use the WC to build on their league like the US or Austrailia would.
They do have great highways but no rail network though I do believe they will be building a rail network. Some things will have to be overlooked because it is still illegal to show alcohol or be drunk in public which wouldnt go down to well with the WC hehe.

@Bond there is a select few places you ban buy booze but it would have to be changed for the WC, drastically! Last thing we need is another disaster like SA.

I dunno, not exactly happy with Qatar getting it but well have to see how it goes I guess.
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Yorkshire, England
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I'm not surprised the US didn't get the 2022 World Cup because you had it as recently as 1994 but Qatar? So small, Islamic customs, teetotal and unbearably hot, along with no football tradition to speak of? Surely all of the games are going to have to be after dark because no northern European team will be able to cope with playing in 110 degrees.

Russia for 2018 is a bigger shock. I was sure England were going to get that, biased though I am. We already have the stadiums/hotels/transport/football culture, smaller distances between cities, massive public support of the bid, temperate summer weather, most of us don't remember the last time we hosted it in 1966...a day for the conspiracy theorists.
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:51 AM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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I think of all Arab countries Qatar is among the best options.
But I wonder how some problems will be solved, for instance will women and men be allowed to sit together in the stadium? Will women even be allowed in to watch men play? At least it's not the women's wc
I don't know which time of year the wc will be hosted, but the climate won't be much of a problem.
I think it was a good decision, it will bring the Arab world and the West closer together, if it is not too late by 2022
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Yorkshire, England
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Article about the Qatar World Cup here:
Are Qatar and the World Cup ready for each other? – Telegraph Blogs
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Old 12-02-2010, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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ARGH!!! Qatar?? Attendence is going to be terrible! And Mister NY asks why the disappointment?

Compare Qatar to South Africa, there are a million great side trips to take in South Africa while watching the Cup, what are people going to Qatar gonna want to see, a 5 star hotel?

Disastrous decision, add the heat and this'll surely be one of the least passionate cups ever. In DC I know a ton of avid world travellers and soccer fans, but I guarantee most of them will still say WTF, I'm not going.

Russia I'm OK with, at least they have a decent league, can play the game quite well, and are a significant world power with plenty of interesting sites to see. Just hope they can host without, um, tragedy. I'll more than likely be there.

But you have to be disappointed for England, maybe their Olympics bid ruined their changes. But the country with the best league, and who invented the damn game, deserve to host more than the once.
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