Perhaps voting to change the continental rotation system was a mistake. CONCACAF was in line to get the WC in 2018.
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Basically countries with established and ‘real’ bids should try to get the world cup until fifa becomes accountable. Bascially fifa claims to want four things from a bid: 1. economic success 2. fan attendance 3. spread soccer frontier 4. good soccer. The only one of the three areas that can be argued is #3. And even that is moot with the low population in the winning 2022 winning country.
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Our media not kowtowing to autocrats/fifa seems to be a/the problem
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in the Battle of World Cup Pitchmen, Chelsea’s billionaire owner and Arsenal’s mercurial star had dribbled circles around England’s royal duo of Prince William and David Beckham. (Poor Becks. This was probably the closest he’ll ever get to another World Cup and he didn’t even make it past the first round.)
But as soon as Russia’s name had been called, Putin flew into Zurich to thank FIFA for having faith in his country. Given that only three of the 16 stadiums needed to play the games currently exist — which, by the way, is three more than Qatar can boast — Russia’s infrastructure was nowhere near as impressive as England’s. Yet it had other things going for it. Putin has promised no visa hassles, free transportation for ticket-holders, and the kind of security that is famous for discouraging any rebellious sorts.
The true genius of Qatar’s bid lay in its stadium plan. Each bright and shiny new arena will be disposable, with the stadia being dismantled right after the World Cup and shipped to points-unknown-that-might-somehow-correlate-with-those-on-the-executive-committee-who-voted-for Qatar. Or maybe they’ll just go to poor countries that need the infrastructure.
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