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Old 05-29-2015, 04:36 PM
 
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So much news out there.. Thousands of workers dying of heart attacks.
Non-corrupt FIFA officials standing up and saying it's too hot to play soccer there.
You cannot play soccer in 120 degree heat.
The whole thing was a bribe and now the truth is coming out.
It is sad these workers died but I have no sympathy for the terrible, cruel rulers
of that sick oil shiekdom. It's all a mess.
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Old 05-31-2015, 11:58 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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Well they are playing it in December, so maybe it's only 105 degrees then....still too damn hot to play then, and having it in December completely messes up the European leagues for that season and then EITHER the season after/season before. If they add on the missed games at the beginning, the leagues would now end in May (and if you went to the champions league final maybe in June even) and the next season would start 8 weeks later. If that add on those games at the end of the year, then the next season would be just the opposite: season ends in June, starts 8 weeks later.
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Old 06-02-2015, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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In Qatar, Dec and Jan are perfect weather months for football. In fact the weather will be the only good thing surrounding the tournament. I wish football nations had the balls to just boycott it but they wont. Money speaks.
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Old 06-02-2015, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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In Qatar, Dec and Jan are perfect weather months for football. In fact the weather will be the only good thing surrounding the tournament. I wish football nations had the balls to just boycott it but they wont. Money speaks.
I would say there's a slight chance a boycott could come from the United States and England. If only because neither will have the slightest chance of hosting under Blatter or his minions and I am sure FIFA will find ways to make both suffer in some manner.
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Old 06-06-2015, 10:52 AM
 
Location: AriZona
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Will Qatar be the weakest WC host ever?

Most likely.

It's way too hard to believe they'll be one of the strongest!
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Old 06-10-2015, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Yes...if they still get to host. I bet Russia keeps their bid.
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Old 06-12-2015, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Aztlan
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I suspect they will recruit and nationalize foreigners specifically to play for their World Cup side. As such, I wouldn't be shocked if they best results from other Middle Eastern or Asian squads.
Maybe they can land Ronaldo or Messi.
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Old 07-06-2015, 01:01 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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I suspect they will recruit and nationalize foreigners specifically to play for their World Cup side. As such, I wouldn't be shocked if they best results from other Middle Eastern or Asian squads.
I agree, I'd never underestimate the power of $$$ and Qatar seems to have an ample supply.
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Old 07-08-2015, 05:32 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Qatar projected on Houston

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Old 07-08-2015, 11:29 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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this is my list of ways, how The True American Sports Fan(as well as the True Canadian Sports Fan) can still make the Qatar World Cup a TV ratings success.

1. if your favorite NFL, NBA, NHL, major college team is playing on day of a world cup game, have an extra tv, turned on.
2. avoid netflix and movie theaters for the remainder of the tournament.
3. do you christmas shopping 2 months ahead of time.
4. dont go to bars or nightclubs unless the owner has at least one TV airing a world cup match.
5 if there are NFL, NBA, NHL, or college games happening and your favorite teams arent playing, then you must watch a world cup game, simple as that
6. do not set wedding dates on any of the days of the tournament.

Last edited by DGarcia879; 07-08-2015 at 11:31 PM.. Reason: added more info
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