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FIFA officials arrested over corruption charges

Sweey

*RETIRED*
This whole thing has definitely stemmed from bitterness. Both England and USA are hurt over not being chosen. England couldn't do much about it, as they have no real power, so they've had to wait for USA to do something about it. Sure, they've found out what we all know: FIFA is corrupt. But it's not to just expose them for the good of the world, it's because they weren't chosen. Both probably tried to bribe FIFA during bidding as well anyway.
This. But it extends beyond this into all politics.
 

Ziss

The Three Amigos
This whole thing has definitely stemmed from bitterness. Both England and USA are hurt over not being chosen. England couldn't do much about it, as they have no real power, so they've had to wait for USA to do something about it. Sure, they've found out what we all know: FIFA is corrupt. But it's not to just expose them for the good of the world, it's because they weren't chosen. Both probably tried to bribe FIFA during bidding as well anyway.
Agreed. Seriously butthurt and were happy to sit around doing nothing until it impacted them directly.

I'm in two minds. There's been so many migrant worker deaths in the stadium construction in Qatar. If they go ahead and open the bidding again, it essentially means all those deaths have been for nothing.
Even if it goes ahead in Qatar, all those deaths have been just for the sake of a few football games. Very sad indeed. Unless you believe Qatar officials, who say there have been no deaths :lol:
 

IronCity

Banned
FIFA says now it was a loan, with repayment contingent on Northern Ireland making the next world cup which they did not, so the loan was dismissed and it just became free money
 

Dragonfly

Waiting....
Agreed. Seriously butthurt and were happy to sit around doing nothing until it impacted them directly.
Exactly the same thing happened after the Lampard goal against Germany was not given. There was pressure on FIFA from The FA and UK media to implement goal line technology.
 

Ziss

The Three Amigos
Exactly the same thing happened after the Lampard goal against Germany was not given. There was pressure on FIFA from The FA and UK media to implement goal line technology.
Indeed. Until it impacts someone directly, we tend not to give a shit. However goal line technology should have been implemented before then and isn't really fair to compare it to bribing :lol:
 

Dragonfly

Waiting....
I wasn't comparing goal line tech to bribing, just adding to the argument that people don't care until it affects them. Like people raising money for cancer, only after they or someone they love gets it.
 

rebelinho

Moderator
This isn't over... oh no it isn't.

http://www.foxsports.com/soccer/sto...st-2018-world-cup-in-place-before-vote-102815

Sepp Blatter has revealed there was an agreement in place for the 2018 World Cup to go to Russia even before the vote took place.

The suspended FIFA president has told Russian news agency TASS that the tournament was always lined up to go to Russia with the 2022 World Cup to be held in the USA - until Michel Platini decided to throw his weight behind Qatar.
Blatter did not expand on who exactly had "agreed" for Russia to be hosts, but claimed the crisis in FIFA had been prompted by England and the USA being "bad losers" as a result of their World Cup bid failures.
To Blatter complaining about other parties' cheating/bribing is being a sore loser.

We will have the World Cup in the two biggest political powers.
Does anybody need further proof this doesn't have anything to with with sport anymore?
 

rebelinho

Moderator
:huh:

Would be better as we couldn't have shitty groups of three.
They'd find a way. And it's correct now.

The whole situation is so stupid I didn't even post anything here, but that sentence does a good job in summarizing this lunacy.
 
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