I hope its somewhere i can grab a beer
How dare a world competition NOT be held at a time suitable for Europeans.
Remember all the fuss about the winter Olympics because of homophobia? Qatar has:
- Slave labour
- Misleading bid
It's all there. When are people going to kick off about this? The only national sports there are beating your wife and kids.
As for the European argument; football is an English/British/European sport. End of. If these dumps aren't fit to host the tournament then they shouldn't host the tournament. We could host one next week if we wanted, when Brazil has army helicopters landing on the pitch to disperse a riot in the stands just last month (whereas we can't even fart in our stadiums without being criticised by UEFA), slave labour (people being pushed so hard they've died of heart attacks), stadiums collapsing and 6 stadiums still not finished with 6 months to go, that tells me you are not ready.
Qatar should not have even been eligible to bid, due to an unfortunate quirk of nature, it is not suitable to play football in the summer in your country; forget rubbish like this: 'How dare a world competition NOT be held at a time suitable for Europeans', they actually had the dates they were planning to play the games included in their World Cup bid. They have now had to move it, so their bid was won under false pretences and void.
I hope clubs refuse to send players out for this. **** this.
It's ridiculous it's being held there at all. Bribery and corruption is the only reasonable explanation.
It will certainly be different having a World Cup during the winter but there is plenty of time for the European leagues and FIFA to agree on all the logistics.
Then again, FIFA should have realised this would happen and taken it heavily into consideration before choosing Qatar. I wonder if any other 2022 bidders will be aggrieved seeing as the goalposts (pardon the pun) have been moved to stage the competition.
Only way I can see FIFA reconsidering on this mess is if they get sued, don't think the respective FAs will have the balls to stand up to or boycott it. There probably is grounds for the other host nation candidates to take legal action, and if not them TV companies, particularly American ones like FOX almost certainly have a case seeing as they bought the rights under the pretence of it being held in the summer, a winter World Cup will clash with NFL playoffs/superbowl etc.
Several multimillion dollar, high profile lawsuits should do the trick seeing as money is all FIFA care about.
This is a total farce. All of this should have been part of their bid, all of it.
The WC is in 2022 so enough time for people to stop moaning about it and put their energy into resolving the issues about the tournament scheduling.
Admittedly if I'm Australia or the other nations and I've bidded on a WC for the summer and it's now moved to winter then I'd be rightly ticked off. But that's the only way the WC could have a re-vote was if the remaining 2022 nations banded together and sued FIFA but doubt that'll happen.
All the issues surrounding Qatar will be improved on because it might actually help focus the world's attention on those problems and force the Qataris to step up and make things better. If there was no WC, any problems would continue but not to say a WC hosting should be justified for political/social change.
WC in 2022 in Qatar will happen - time for the PL to join other organisations in accepting that, being pragmatic and creating a solution.