Discussion in 'Football Forum' started by Nick 0208 Ldn, May 24, 2012.
I still can't believe we're gonna play a WC in that heat, hilarious.
All these points were probably raised to Fifa. Who swiftly forgot about them when a pile of money landed on there desk.
You can't believe FIFA would put money before football? Really?
Well obviously I can believe that, but fuck me, I can't see this air-con thing working, especially with training, some fucker will die.
Not a new thing ... Switzerland once hosted it, by the time Qatar world cup comes along it would still have the smallest world cup hosting population.
They're probably still considering holding it over January/February.
Hopefully it's John Terry
I'm kidding, I'm kidding!
That's pretty damning.
Hosting a world cup in such a small place will have its advantages, no traveling between games. I they pull it off it would be like the world-fair of world cups.
But that is pretty damning. Indoor and air conditioned stadiums, training facilities, hotels, something for the fans to do...
this just has a big fat duh written all over it
Tokyo looks like the obvious choice. Spain doesn't have the money and Istanbul is a dangerous place.
The air conditioned stadiums is obviously the biggest factor for the footballers. No one can say for sure if they'll be able to pull it off or not. I'm not worried about the training because it's Qatar and they'll have built fine indoor facilities with little problems. We have plenty of them here in a much smaller country (population wise) and a much much poorer country.
Might be problematic for fans of course. The heat is immense. I'd be more worried about them then the footballers.
Have heard from reliable sources (architects that were involved in bidding) that the engineers that said they could air condition the stadiums are now backing down from that claim, and they won't be able to. (in Qatar)
First it was transfers ITK Now we have a ITK engineer brilliant
#not having a go at you Beachryan#
Just made me chuckle having read the Hazard thread!
So the IOC just confirmed FIFA took bribes...
Beachyryan just told me that Sylvia Plath will be coming up in English paper this year, sorted.
FIFA will make a huge amount from the world cup so why should they care?
Anyway, by 2022 who knows how important the world cup will even be. The Champions League could be streets ahead by then.
If he's still in the squad in 2022, then SOMEONE needs to die...
It's only 10 years time. With a weaker European championship, and improved performances from South American nations as well as the rest of the world, I think they World Cup could be more important than it is now.
He'll be manager.
Japan will easily get this one and based on the World Cup they co-hosted, I'd happily go there for the games. Lovely bunch of people with a low crime rate, high technology ambitions, and great food.
Choosing the olympics host isn't as political as world cup bidding but it is riddled with cliques. There is a very big latin block that would get behind Madrid but I cannot see a second Western European host in three, the fourth European host since 1992 - the French, Italians and Germans are all interested in hosting in the near future so won't want their chance gone through too many recent European hosts.
At this stage it is for Istanbul to lose, I am surprised the Americans didn't put Chicago forward again as they did for the 2016 running.
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