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Old 02-24-2015, 06:20 AM
 
Location: SW France
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FIFA have announced that the 2022 World Cup Finals will be held in the months of November and December in Qatar.

Given the deep misgivings within the European footballing fraternity that provide three quarters of the players for the tournament, and Sep Blatter's current standing, could it be conceivable that there would be a breakaway from FIFA and a rival tournament set up?
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Old 02-24-2015, 06:22 AM
 
Location: SE UK
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Given FIFA's decision today to move the 2022 World Cup Finals to November and December, and the deep misgivings within the European footballing fraternity that provide three quarters of the players, could it be conceivable that there would be a breakaway from FIFA?

(Sorry about that long sentence!)
Lets hope so.
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Old 02-24-2015, 06:28 AM
 
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I'll echo that easthome.

Here's a link to the story;

BBC Sport - 2022 World Cup: Tournament set for November and December
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Old 02-24-2015, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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No, its not possible. The logistics of organising such a tournament is huge you cant just come in and set one up.
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Old 02-24-2015, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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Could just play a European championship?
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Old 02-24-2015, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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I would honestly support teams boycotting it. Have another Euro for all I care but like I said nothing will happen.
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Old 02-24-2015, 01:23 PM
 
Location: IL
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Could just play a European championship?
It won't happen, but it could conceivably be a uefa tournament with random other countries from Concacaf, Asia, CAF, and Conmebol that rebel from the FIFA mess. What a ratings and future revenue nightmare that would become. I wonder what Conmebol would do if pressed on the manner, the potential for FIFA to disintegrate...Then name the new group International Football Federation Association...IFFA.

I think US, Canada, Jordan, and Australia would join, but any small or poorly managed federation is probably on board with Blatter. I wonder what Mexico would do, I think they may be bitter that Gulati made it on the Exco. South America could rebel since they wouldn't get the WC for decades...although tradition and $ would likely stop them.

Fun to think about...plotting the demise of FIFA.
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Old 02-24-2015, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Finland
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For me, the 2018 World Cup is more of an issue. It would make me cringe to see games being played just across the occupied Crimea.
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Old 02-24-2015, 01:38 PM
 
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For me, the 2018 World Cup is more of an issue. It would make me cringe to see games being played just across the occupied Crimea.
That would be a way for Europe to pressure Russia, but football shouldn't really be used as a political stick.
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Old 02-25-2015, 05:41 PM
 
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Could just play a European championship?
what do you mean?
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