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    (Original post by Eldedu)
    World Cup 2002: South Korea and Japan (with a guest star appearance by farcical refereeing, who managed to get the useless hosts into semifinals)

    World Cup 2010: South Africa

    World Cup 2018: Russia

    World Cup 2022: Qatar

    Come on FIFA, if you want marketing that's fine but get it on your own time with your own money. Us real football fans would like to have a cup in a footballing country that isn't on the other side of the earth for once.

    All I can say is, **** you FIFA.
    You jumped Germany 2006, hardly that far
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    lol at wikipedia

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    I don't care about football anymore :emo:
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      Qatar will destroy liberty literally ?!
      jokes

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      (Original post by FyreFight)
      cant wait for somalia 2026 myself
      It will be more entertaining than the Qatar world cup. More violence.
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      On the plus side, we've got the Olympics to look forward to in 2012
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      In Soviet Russia world cup wins you!
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      Rightly or wrongly, just wait for the angry mob to lay the blame exclusively at the door of the BBC.
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      (Original post by Celtic_Anthony)
      I was being sarcastic. Most people are raising valid points, but not you. You veer between racist outbursts of "SLAVS! SLAVS! THEY'VE GIVEN IT TO RUSSIAN SLAVS ARRGH!!?!?! :eek4: " And "[something so morbidly depressing it suggests I'm going to slit my wrists]"
      I'm sorry, I'm sorry. It is just that I actually got my hopes up! I tend to talk out of my arse when mad
      However I would argue that some of my points have been valid Anthony :fyi:
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      (Original post by Organ)
      Don't say stuff like that :mad:
      I guess a silver lining is that if we don't hold a world cup until the 2030s, you might be able to watch matches with your kids... :dontknow:
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      (Original post by blueray)
      Qatar will destroy liberty literally ?!
      jokes

      Oh come on even I didn't take it that far!
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      arrrgh I hate athletics. I blame the boring, boring olympic games.
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      (Original post by Addzter)
      I guess a silver lining is that if we don't hold a world cup until the 2030s, you might be able to watch matches with your kids... :dontknow:
      In 4D :cool:
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      LOL Qatar.
      Alcohol only in small fan zones. Football fans known for being proud of their country. Drunk. Football fans. All of different countries. Like Sardines. FACEPALM
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      (Original post by Celtic_Anthony)
      The bid team, the public and the press are separate so you can't really treat them as one. And, as I've said, most people probably prefer a free press and the associated freedoms than hosting a football tournament.
      Well a free press gave us a pointless 30 min programme on a Monday night and lost the world cup for a generation, smart diplomacy gave the Russians well.........

      What's your take on the selective dis application of alcohol laws under certain circumstances and the prominent advertising of an alcohol brand, Budweiser being a major sponsor of the World Cup, in Qatar?
      The same as it is in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and pretty much all of the Arab world, money talks first I suppose
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      (Original post by py0alb)
      Aaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrggggghhhhhh!!!!


      I meant, like, going to the world cup in Russia would be kinda scary.
      Yeah, I don't think I'll be going. Would have loved a nice Spanish/Portuguese holiday with football as well. And I have family in Australia if they had won the 2022 bid too.
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      South Africa, Russia and Qatar...

      I just hope the world cups in Russia and Qatar are better than the South African WC, which was the worst in living memory for me - ****ing abysmal world cup.

      Not sure about Qatar - seems to me to be a case of rich moneymen bidding for the world cup to satisfy their own egos. Russia - reportedly need to build 14 new stadiums, so is there a demand for football in Russia and amongst the Russian people a demand and an enthusiasm to host a world cup??!

      Regardless of all this, Blatter and FIFA need to be sorted out because it's a shadowy, mess, fail, of an organization.
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      (Original post by Organ)
      The Russian government is run by the Mafia - I'm sure if the Russian media had done what our media did there would be a few journalists decomposing in Moscow's cemetries :mad: makes a few pissed Villa fans look like small fry. Russia has a history of being insular and xenophobic - unless something major changes in 8 years this world cup will be a shambles. Can you imagine a coachload of Ghanians turning up at Saransk bus terminal? :eek2:
      And how exactly did you manage to conclude from my post that I thought Russia had the best bid. It wasn't just Russia v England you know. I was just pointing out that whilst everyone is ****ging off Russia, some through generalisations and racist slurs, we should perhaps consider that England is not perfect either.
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      Don't worry, you'll be safe with this lot protecting you.
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      (Original post by Organ)
      arrrgh I hate athletics. I blame the boring, boring olympic games.
      Don't see how that works. Brazil's got the Olympics and World Cup happening within 2 years of each other.
     
     
     
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