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Old 13th Nov 2014, 08:36
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Apparently it is the English FA that is guilty of breaking the rules.

Qatar and Russia have been cleared.

Well that's alright then. Move along nothing to see.....
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Old 13th Nov 2014, 08:43
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How much did they pay to ensure that verdict?
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Old 13th Nov 2014, 09:15
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It gets better.
Russia apparently 'lost' all their email data and all the computers used have been destroyed.

Qatar major players not members of FIFA so they can't be dealt with under their rules.

You couldn't make this up. Oh wait, it appears Blatter etal have.
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Old 13th Nov 2014, 09:19
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600+ construction workers, many Nepalese, have died so far in Qatar on World Cup building projects. That doesn't seem to be even mentioned. FIFA has a lot of blood on their hands, never mind cash in their pockets.

I've stopped watching football. It's the only language they understand.
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Old 13th Nov 2014, 09:49
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Squalid Labour Camps
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Old 13th Nov 2014, 11:53
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It appears that FIFA's investigator disagrees with the report: BBC Sport - Fifa report 'erroneous', says lawyer who investigated corruption claims
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This gets more and more bizarre. FIFA's own investigator is now claiming that FIFA have "misrepresented" his findings, going on to claim that FIFA's report “contains numerous materially incomplete and erroneous representations of the facts and conclusions”

BBC Sport - Fifa report 'erroneous', says lawyer who investigated corruption claims

Of course, since FIFA have refused to actually make the investigators own report public, I guess they can interpret it any way they like....
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Old 13th Nov 2014, 12:22
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Maybe I don't understand all of this BUT….

I can't understand why UEFA doesn't pull out of FIFA.

I would think that, without the support (money/TV rights) of UEFA and Europe, the whole FIFA organisation would collapse.
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Well I tried to upload a You Tube of "Money Talks" but it won't surface

Wonder if Blatter is a Mod?
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Old 13th Nov 2014, 12:26
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FIFA's interpretation of the report cleared the two countries that won the 2018 and 2022 bids. The only countries that came in for criticism were ones that didn't win.

To me that seemed a bit suspicious to say the least. And then I saw this:

BBC

It seems the guy that authored the full report disagrees with their conclusions.

You really couldn't make this up.
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Old 13th Nov 2014, 12:32
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FIFA, the acronym, supports a joke description by its actions.
FIFA = Football's International Fraud Association.

I find it sad that the beautiful game has such ugliness attached to it.
We don't get safety shoes in time, we don't get helmets, we don't get good
gloves, we don't get good accommodation, we don't get good food. We don't get
good salaries - only $9 per day - and we work six days per week. His employer did not respond to my request for an interview. According to Amnesty International, the majority of migrant workers have their passports held by employers.
This particular thing in certain Middle East countries is a red flag, to me indicating official sanction of abuse.

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Slavery is perfectly acceptable in the Koran
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Old 13th Nov 2014, 13:54
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the majority of migrant workers have their passports held by employers.
Nothing new about that, and "official sanction" doesn't come into it. Employers simply take and hang on to expatriate workers passports to ensure, errr, loyalty.

It's rotten and should not happen, but it's been going on in the Gulf States since 1970 at least. We used to watch the passports being handed back at the entrance to the Departures control when the workers left the country.
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Well as a Footie supporter who has travelled to World cups and Euro championships I will definitely NOT be attending Qatar whether my team is there or not.

The whole point for fans attending a world cup is to see some of the country, see some of the culture and meet the people as well as drink loads of beer and attend the footie.

Qatar - Culture ?

I can see many people doing exactly the same preferring to stay at home and watch.

Platini who I believe wants change cannot go against Blatter because he knows Blatter will destroy him and anybody who is against him.
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Old 13th Nov 2014, 17:13
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Then he needs to grow a pair and resign
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Let's have a little poll for the most corrupt and rotten organisation on earth.

In alphabetical order.

Catholic Church / Vatican
EU
FIFA
IOC (Thanks racedo!)
UN

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Old 13th Nov 2014, 17:24
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The others certainly can hold their own, however.
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Old 13th Nov 2014, 18:04
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Can I add
The Liberal Party of Prince Edward Island
(aka: "corrupt, unethical and thieving group of hoodlums.")
to that list?

The Premier's just resigned for No Apparent Reason

One awaits the Appearance of the Reason

(Hint: It's probably this: http://redlikeme.ca/?tag=pei-pnp-scandal)
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IOC not mentioned in corrupt groups
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Old 13th Nov 2014, 19:52
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As a football fan who has attended matches on four continents, always supported Crystal Palace -- an unfashionable club if ever there was one -- and has a genuine love of the game, I despair.

The prawn sandwich brigade have taken over football. I have submitted to it. I pay 35 quid a month to Sky to watch teams I don't really care about playing footie. I attend the occasional Charlton game now (my local club) but I can never really support them.

England should pull out of all FIFA competitions. Come on, grow a pair Greg.

The real fans are club supporters and those who get mistreated on England away games. My son is a season ticket holder at Charlton and a member of the England Supporters Club, you need a point system to get tickets. Two points are awarded for a game at Wembley, one for an away. Yes, you get more kudos to going to home games because England away fans were boycotting home games because of the cost to get into the White Elephant that is Wembley.

My son travelled to Estonia and did not see the game there. He watched in a bar in Tallinn. These are the supporters FIFA, the FA and UEFA are dumping on.
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