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Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022

Old 2nd Dec 2010, 21:59
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Uncle Wiggily: as long as they have beer!
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Old 2nd Dec 2010, 22:08
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beer....you mean that stuff that is brewed 3000 km away and then loaded with preservatives to give 3x the shelf life? Funny how you can drink 2 beers in the Middle East and have a mind splitting hangover vs. drinking 2 beers in countries that actually have breweries nearby and feel perfectly fine.
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Old 2nd Dec 2010, 23:33
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It'll be interesting to see what happens sponsorship wise too. Emirates are a FIFA TOP partner - could there be a bidding war with QR to be the official airline partner in 2022?
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Old 2nd Dec 2010, 23:55
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Australia lose to QATAR! a more undeserving country I cannot think off.
Well done to the corrupt 3rd world delegates of FIFA. Maybe these delegates can donate some of their bribes to the slaves that will build this tournament.
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Old 3rd Dec 2010, 00:10
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and you have to show your passport in order to get in the bar and enjoy the beer
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Old 3rd Dec 2010, 08:04
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Good things that will happen as a result of Qatar winning the World Cup Draw:

1) The "Friendship Bridge" (and I use the term friendship very, very loosely) will finally be built much to the chagrin of both ruling families. 2) The construction sector will boom for the next decade.
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Old 3rd Dec 2010, 09:13
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EK vs. QR sponsorship "war"???

ptr120: Here is something I'd like to see discussed in this thread!
Once Emirates it's the Official Carrier of the Fifa World Cup since 2006, will there be a "war" on this vs. Qatar Airways?
I don't think Qatar would let go this opportunity to boost QR worldwide!!
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Old 3rd Dec 2010, 09:42
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The present population of Qatar is circa 1.5 million, the attendance for the South African World Cup was over 3 million, that's twice the population. Is the infrastructure capable of hosting that many visitors? Also considering that this will be same period as the inbound Hajj movement, it should be extremely interesting to see how the airlines gear up to serve both markets.

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Old 3rd Dec 2010, 09:47
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So what happens when Israel qualifies for 2022 ? Will their supporters be welcomed with open arms?
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Old 3rd Dec 2010, 09:49
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Mutt: Very good point! How will they manage to serve both the World Cup and Hajj... Does Hajj also takes place in June and July?
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Old 3rd Dec 2010, 10:05
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This is an absolute victory for Dubai and Emirates...

Just watch the packages that will be put together for the roaving Barmy Armies of intl fans...I can see it now..."Two weeks in Dubai on the beaches and in the pubs and nightclubs...enjoy a 50 minute full service transfer on an EK A380 to Doha then back to Dubai that night for celebrations"....and at what cost will this bonanza come to Dubai...zero, zilch..free.

No one wants to visit Doha...saying otherwise is like putting lipstick on a pig...

still a pig.

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Old 3rd Dec 2010, 12:00
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Perhaps we are assuming that people will flock to Doha to see the World Cup. I predict this will be the least attended World Cup in history. Who cares if they have a super air conditioned stadium on yet another man-made island in the region(btw...isn't the man-made island phase over yet?).

Why would you spend money to a crap destination when you can watch it from the comfort of your home on a nice flat-screen?

I like how Qatar said they will dismantle the stadiums and wrap them up with a nice little bow and deliver them to under developed nations. These are the same people who beat their housekeepers and pay the locals 2 Euros a day to labour in 50C heat. Why on earth would they want to incur an extra expense of dismantling a stadium and shipping it to a place like Sierra Leone? Oh, that's just what Sierra Leone needs is a friggin' football pitch, forget about clean running water, basic electricity and that stuff called food. Trust me, they will not follow through on their humanitarian pledge of donating their stadiums. C'mon...seriously. Obviously, FIFA has no idea what the word "contract" means in the Arab psyche. This will be ugly.
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Old 3rd Dec 2010, 12:48
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In geopolitical terms, Qatar being awarded the 2022 bid is of great significance to the Middle East as a region.

The Qatar 2022 Bid Committee are not, as some detractors would insist, a bunch of short-sighted, uneducated fools. They are highly educated, motivated people, who identified an opportunity and pursued the end-goal with fervor, drawing on their own aptitude and knowledge. They also surrounded themselves with like minded professionals to achieve a successful end goal. This is without doubt, as any CEO will advise you, the most assured route to progress and success. If, as some would suggest, there was an impropriety, it will surely be exposed, primarily because FIFA has had 106 years to promulgate itself into a professional body and because of its stature in representing the most popular sport on earth.

2022 is still 12 yrs away, in an organization the size of FIFA, trying to suppress any untoward activity, this will be at best, most uncomfortable for that long and in all probability not worth any so-called ‘financial reward’, and at worst, impossible.

If you had actually seen the Qatar 2022 Bid Document (available on-line, as are all bid countries documents), you really should not be surprised at all.

If Israel qualifies, I am certain they will be allowed to compete as sportsmen and if they won, would be respected as victors. Again, do you honestly believe that the Qatar 2022 bid committee didn’t take this into consideration already?

Just caught England Bid Committee 2018 CEO Andy Anson on Sky News, calling for ‘open and transparent voting’ following their loss to Russia for the 2018 bid. This I believe will reverberate unfavourably within FIFA and ultimately paint Mr. Anson in a most unflattering light.

Even if, as he intimates, there was some level of discord which culminated in their total of 2 votes, his ‘open and transparent’ statement is nothing short of an unforgivable gaff. Mr. Anson is in short, stating that Bid Committee’s as a whole, or at minimum, the executive management of that committee should be able to have access to see who voted for who and why.

I wonder if Mr. Anson realizes he just ventured quite cavalierly into the arms of collectivism, pluralism and totalitarianism…in short fascism. What he suggested is the etymology of Solarian Syndicalists (the precursor to fascism), that being the belief that all liberal democracy should be destroyed.

The very definition of voting is based on personal choice, imbued from access to knowledge and being educated on certain issues…..to have to face what would be tantamount to an inquiry because of your vote, would result in Soccer (Football) itself suffering and ultimately remove the high level of service that results from competition and voting……..i.e………an anti-Marxism form of socialism…..that being fascism. For a man of Mr. Ansons standing…..a rather huge gaff.
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Old 3rd Dec 2010, 13:50
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Apparently McDonalds have already started cashing in on 2022 destination by offering a Qatar Pound Burger, with Flies and a Sheik!
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Old 3rd Dec 2010, 13:51
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CuitoCuanavale: Woooo slow down there Shakespeare! Remember Qatar did not win the 2022 World Cup, they bought the 2022 World Cup. If you disagree, then tell me how they could be flagged as "High Risk" during the voting and then win? What is the point of doing assessments of nations if the vote is already decided? I'm sure Sepp Blatter and his henchmen miracously purchased major stakes in construction firms in the region. Excuse me while I go vomit.
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Old 3rd Dec 2010, 13:53
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Football is a global sport and also a business. It's good that Russia and Qatar got the rights to host the tournament. Because they have the $$$ to build the required infra-structure. It's a coup for the Mid East, obviously Dubai might benefit more from it than anybody else in the region for obvious reasons. (ie they are ahead of the game as far as tourism is concerned). I think Sepp Blatter has got it spot on by having the WC shared equally amongst all continents. Even if it took some arm twisting to sway the vote. And in the money driven enviroment we live in now,


The argument that the ME is driven by "slave labour" is true to a certain extent, and cannot be ignored. Also needs to be addressed viz-a-viz the poor workers who will make the WC a success. But how easily people forget that most developed countries Aussies, Brits, Americans, Belgians, Dutch (all who lost the right to host the WC) also built their economies based on exploitation of other nations/tribes.

If you study history the Aussies, Brits, Americans, Belgians, Dutch, also meted out barbaric, sadistic, inhuman conditions to build their now robust economies. So if you live in a glass house, don't throw stones

Mabrook to Russia and Qatar, inshallah will be alive and/or in the sandpit by then to enjoy the spectacle.
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Old 3rd Dec 2010, 13:59
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Who will attend this

AAB is terminating in a rate of 500 people per year ,imagine how many people will be and was terminated till 2022 ?

Someone will make Qatar reputation so bad till then that i am not really sure who will attend this fifi thing .
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Old 3rd Dec 2010, 14:05
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But how easily people forget that most developed countries Aussies, Brits, Americans, Belgians, Dutch (all who lost the right to host the WC) also built their economies based on exploitation of other nations/tribes.
It was only a matter of time until this little gem of information was released. You have to be joking, right? Are you seriosly trying to make a connection between Christopher Columbus and the Qatari managed construction firms?
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Old 3rd Dec 2010, 14:07
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A country that has never qualified for the world cup will be staging it. What can we expect from the local team? Here is a warm up.
YouTube - 2010 asian games quarterfinal uzbekistan vs qatar- WORST GOAL MISS EVER !!!
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Old 3rd Dec 2010, 14:21
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As a football/soccer fan, the availability of booze and the accomodation of partially naked South American women is always a good basis upon which to judge the potential success of a World Cup, as clearly that's what football/soccer is about, right? Right?...

Sepp Blatter said it himself, they want to spread football across the globe, with that regard, they chose the two best candidates.

I wish Russia and Qatar both well, and I hope it brings forth a change for the better to both countries.
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