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Old 03-04-2011, 07:37 AM
 
Location: London, England
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To me this is an absolute joke! For me is should have been in either England, USA or Spain+Portugal.

Qatar are now seeing all the problems they are going to face and do not know how to deal with them. I though World Cup 2010 was bad. I really can't wait to see these ones!
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:34 PM
 
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Russia I can deal with, but Qatar has ZERO football tradition.
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:12 AM
 
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Yea, Qatar was FIFA's middle finger to the world. True, the US when it was awarded the Cup, people were upset cause we had 'no soccer tradition,' but we are one of the richest nations in the world, produce some of the best athletes, have the infrastructure etc.. so I don't think we were much of a stretch back then, but Qatar was just pure corruption.

Russia, I can see it.
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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should have been a england, they have already played the 'bring football to new place' card with south africa, england had the best bid
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Old 03-05-2011, 04:10 PM
 
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Tradition is over rated.

USA Cup in 94 was a smash, and what about the Korea/Japan one?

Now INFRASTRUCTURE and CLIMATE, those are real legit gripes with the Qatar bid.
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Old 03-05-2011, 04:32 PM
 
Location: London, England
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Now INFRASTRUCTURE and CLIMATE, those are real legit gripes with the Qatar bid.[/quote]

And the fact that 10 out of 12 stadiums are located within about a 30km radius. Also there will be another 400,000 fans in this small area. Hello violence...
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Old 03-05-2011, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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I dont have a problem with Russia hosting it. In fact, I dont see why people were so up in arms over that decision.

However, Qatar has no business hosting with their climate. If anything, it should be a Middle East World Cup and games played in a few different countries which could end up happening.

I am shocked that FIFA declined the US as 1994 was the most attended and most profitable. Hosting the World Cup again would do so much for the sport in this country.
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Old 03-06-2011, 01:28 AM
 
Location: England
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England had without a doubt the best bid, but because of the FIFA corruption allegations, which were reported extensively in the British media, the English bid was doomed to fail.

There was also the fact that FIFA had apparently allready decided to choose countries that had never hosted a world cup, trouble is they did'nt tell bidders like England and Spain & Portugal etc who had spent millions on their respective bids.

FIFA should be replaced with an organisation that is actually accountable for it's actions.


Now FIFA tells us that the Qatar competition will have to take place in the winter due to the summer heat there, this would cause a major disruption to European league football.
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Old 03-06-2011, 05:25 AM
 
Location: London, England
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England had without a doubt the best bid, but because of the FIFA corruption allegations, which were reported extensively in the British media, the English bid was doomed to fail.

There was also the fact that FIFA had apparently allready decided to choose countries that had never hosted a world cup, trouble is they did'nt tell bidders like England and Spain & Portugal etc who had spent millions on their respective bids.

FIFA should be replaced with an organisation that is actually accountable for it's actions.


Now FIFA tells us that the Qatar competition will have to take place in the winter due to the summer heat there, this would cause a major disruption to European league football.
I don't think they are going to have it in winter, that was just a thought but everyone just said not to it.

It will be very interesting to see if Qatar do what they said they would in their bid and build stadiums with air cons!

The whole thing about bringing it to a new location in order to build popularity of football in that country. How about the USA they have football (soccer) but its not exactly very big there.

I'm pretty sure the British media didn't exactly help our bid either!
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Old 03-06-2011, 04:49 PM
 
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What did the media do?

I mean, sure I am American but I do think bids have to held to scrunity. These parties cost a LOT of money.
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