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Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #120 on: November 03, 2014, 02:00:54 PM »
FIFA: 2022 World Cup in Qatar likely to move from summer to winter; May also possible

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FIFA officially acknowledged on Monday that the controversial 2022 World Cup in Qatar is likely to be moved to the winter months of that year to dodge the Middle East nation's searing summer heat.

A FIFA task force met on Monday in Zurich to begin planning the international calendar from 2018 to 2024, with the Qatar showcase at the center of their focus after myriad criticisms of the game's biggest event taking place amid some of the hottest temperatures in the world.

And while top executives sound ready to shift to a winter schedule, European club officials opposed to that idea have prevailed upon FIFA to contemplate a spring timetable in order to reduce clashes with major club competitions like the UEFA Champions League.

“We are getting closer to narrowing the dates for the FIFA World Cup to two options – January-February 2022 or November-December 2022 – but FIFA has also been asked to consider May 2022,” said FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke (pictured above) in a press release.
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Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #121 on: February 19, 2015, 11:46:43 AM »
As Ohio braves the coldest temperatures of this winter, FIFA is concerning itself with the broilingly hot temps of a 2022 World Cup in Qatar.  Temps that could reach 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Farenheit) during the World Cup's traditional June and July calendar spot.

Now it looks like FIFA will recommend a winter World Cup for 2022 in Qatar.  According to the reports below, the 2022 Qatar World Cup would take place in November and December of that year:

http://www.si.com/planet-futbol/2015/02/18/world-cup-2022-qatar-winter-mls-cba-fifa-womens-club

http://www.espnfc.com/fifa-world-cup/story/2306213/fifa-are-set-to-confirm-that-the-2022-qatar-world-cup-will-take-place-in-november-and-december
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Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #122 on: February 19, 2015, 12:07:23 PM »
I don't like that.

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Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #123 on: February 19, 2015, 12:34:31 PM »
I don't like that.

FIFA....the worst monopoly on earth.

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Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #124 on: February 19, 2015, 12:47:26 PM »
World Cup is great in the dog days of summer, nothing going on in June, HUGE games to celebrate and drink beers in beer gardens.  Now itll be snowy here, competing with NFL, NCAA Football, NBA. I wish they would just leave QATAR

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Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #125 on: February 19, 2015, 01:24:44 PM »
Definitely better than players dropping dead from heat exhaustion in the middle of June, but I think Qatar is a little unprepared to host the games. And I understand they want to get the Middle East more excited about the game, but it seems like too many obstacles stand in the way.

Until FIFA says definitively one way or the other, I don't know if this is actually going to happen. In July it was suggested that the US would get the games from Qatar. Now it looks like they actually will adjust the schedule.

We'll see when it's official, I guess.

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Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #126 on: February 19, 2015, 02:27:11 PM »
Definitely better than players dropping dead from heat exhaustion in the middle of June

Sure, but it won't stop hundreds (or maybe even thousands, by some accounts) of others from dropping dead as part of the construction/preparation process. FIFA should be ashamed of itself and I can only hope that more attention is drawn to the human rights violations occurring in Qatar in the run-up to the World Cup.

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Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #127 on: February 20, 2015, 01:05:51 AM »
FIFA should be ashamed of itself

You can stop there.

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Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #128 on: May 27, 2015, 07:52:24 PM »
Since this thread has morphed into an unofficial 'FIFA corruption' thread, this seems like the most appropriate place for today's news:


- The U.S. Dept. of Justice unveiled corruption charges against 14 people, including nine former or current FIFA officials, in a sweeping investigation:   http://www.espnfc.com/world-cup-soccer/story/2468775/fifa-corrupt-over-24-years-says-us-department-of-justice

- Swiss federal prosecutors opened criminal investigations into the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups after the U.S. charges were announced:   http://www.espnfc.com/world-cup-soccer/story/2468298/criminal-investigation-begins-into-2018-and-2022-world-cup

- FIFA corruption arrests: What they said:  http://www.espnfc.com/world-cup-soccer/story/2468770/fifa-corruption-arrests-what-they-said
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Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #129 on: May 29, 2015, 10:19:47 AM »
This is going to result in an ugly jurisdictional fight, for two main reasons:

(1) The jurisdictional issues are serious, possibly even Supreme Court-worthy, since jurisdictional questions often get resolved at the highest level and international jurisdiction is a delicate subject at the moment with the political branches' bolder assertions of extraterritorial jurisdiction post-9/11.  Therefore, there will be an ugly jurisdictional fight because there really are issues about Americans prosecuting many non-American voting members of a Swiss organization, even if there is a nexus with the American financial system.

(2) I know, innocent until proven guilty and all of that, but if even a tenth of what has been reported about FIFA is true, then the jurisdictional defense might be the only thing that a lot of these defendants really have to stand on.

Above the Law has a snarky, semi-NSFW post about it here: http://www.atlredline.com/only-the-american-justice-system-could-go-after-fifa-1707174748

Basically, we're the only country with the muscles to actually attack FIFA and the attitude to deal with the possible consequences (i.e., yawning at threats of retaliation, even if we never host another World Cup).  We probably honestly care about one FIFA member organization (UEFA) more than we care about FIFA itself or even our own federation, CONCACAF (seriously, how many of us had ever even heard of that before this indictment broke?).

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Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #130 on: May 29, 2015, 10:25:29 AM »

Above the Law has a snarky, semi-NSFW post about it here: http://www.atlredline.com/only-the-american-justice-system-could-go-after-fifa-1707174748


Good read; thanks for posting. Have to ask, why did you say it was NSFW?

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Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #131 on: May 29, 2015, 10:33:25 AM »
f-word.

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Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #132 on: May 29, 2015, 10:36:35 AM »
f-word.

Gotcha! Guess we just have a different definition of NSFW then! :-D

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Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #133 on: June 02, 2015, 02:38:08 PM »
WOW!

FIFA president Sepp Blatter resigns amid corruption scandal

FIFA president Sepp Blatter announced his resignation on Tuesday amid the corruption scandal that has rocked soccer's world governing body.

Speaking at a news conference in Zurich, Blatter said he would remain in his position until a special election can be held to appoint his successor.  Domenico Scala, the chairman of FIFA's Audit and Compliance Committee, said an election would be held sometime between December 2015 and March 2016, during which time FIFA will vet candidates.

MORE: http://www.espnfc.com/fifa-world-cup/story/2476623/fifa-president-sepp-blatter-resigns-amid-corruption-scandal
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Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #134 on: June 02, 2015, 03:13:53 PM »
Maybe they should force him to work as a slave for the 2022 World Cup. That would be a fair sentence.


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Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #136 on: June 02, 2015, 03:23:21 PM »
Did USA go after FIFA to screw Russia out the World Cup? ;)

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RU media freaking out now about World Cup 2018.
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Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #137 on: June 02, 2015, 05:03:38 PM »
I say let Russia host the 2018 World Cup.  Every dime they spend on it is one they can't spend on tanks.  (And I don't worry that Russia will actually profit from it, economically or diplomatically.  Does anyone seriously want to argue that Russia gained more than it spent on Sochi, or that it built up a reserve of international goodwill for hosting it?  Heck, anyone seen the pics of what Sochi looks like today?)
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Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #138 on: March 21, 2016, 03:00:18 PM »
Qatar can't build hotels fast enough, so fans might sleep outdoors at the 2022 World Cup

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Qatar is a small country building cities from scratch, so they might not have hotels for everyone who floods the nation to see the 2022 World Cup. They've come up with a pretty cool solution: Bedouin-style tents.

"At the heart of this World Cup is a commitment to showcase the hospitality and friendship of the Middle East. As a result, we are actively researching the concept of supporters sleeping under the stars," said a spokesperson for the Qatar 2022 organizing committee, according to Fox Sports.

I check the weather, and in late November when the World Cup would be played that year, the average high is 80 and the average low is 60.

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Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup
« Reply #139 on: June 13, 2018, 11:58:34 AM »
Yeah, I know the 2018 World Cup in Russia starts tomorrow - but there was also some news about the 2022 World Cup planned for Qatar:

It seems that the prospect of the 2022 Qatar World Cup jumping from the current 32 team format to 48 teams is fading as fast as a snowman in the Qatarian heat:  https://www.101sports.com/2018/06/10/fifa-delays-talks-on-possible-48-team-world-cup-in-qatar/

Mostly it has to do with Qatar not having enough stadiums to host the additional teams.  Qatar is building eight stadiums to host the Middle East’s first World Cup and 12-14 venues would be required to accommodate 48 teams.  That would only realistically be possible if Qatar shared hosting duties, which is problematic because its Middle East neighbors severed diplomatic ties with Qatar in a dispute last year.
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