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    After the issues that have reared their ugly head in both Russia & Qatar I find it even more ridiculous that these two countries are hosting the 2018 & 2022 World Cups respectively.

    Russian fans at Euro 2016 -
    It seems like a significant portion of them of come to cause trouble rather than to watch the football.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36515213

    (I know some of the England fans in France are little better than chavs but the majority aren't. & even the dark days of English hooliganism wasn't anything like this)

    I don't see this this being any better in Russia especially with East-West tensions running fairly high. I understand the BBC can be somewhat biased but after watching Reggie Yates' Russia program I was somewhat shocked at the level of violence, racism & homophobia.

    Qatar -
    A Dutch woman who was raped gets punished as well as rapist. Ermmm what? Who on earth thinks a law like this is a good idea?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-36516006

    I'm sure many fans, who actually bother to make the trip anyway, will be caught out but severity of Qatar's alcohol, intimacy & general attire laws from all countries. I suppose you could argue the heavy restrictions on alcohol might reduce some violence but that's generally a very very small majority - a lot of fans who have no desire to cause trouble will be caught out too.

    https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-ad...ws-and-customs

    I'm not saying Qatar should necessarily change their laws for us; it's their country afterall. But nor do I think a country with such harsh restrictions be allowed to host the FIFA World Cup.

    What are your views on this?
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    (I'm not fan of Islam or any religion for that matter but I think there's enough anti-Islam threads at the moment so if that could be avoided it'd be appreciated. I spent time in Bahrain & that by Middle Eastern standards is liberal - plenty of Muslims enjoy a drink too & homosexuality, though illegal, wasn't actually uncommon there. Qatar seems like it's on a whole other level in comparison)
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    Neither should have been allowed to stand, especially after the turmoil at FIFA.
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    (Original post by Drewski)
    Neither should have been allowed to stand, especially after the turmoil at FIFA.
    PRSOM.

    Agreed. Those votes weren't exactly done fairly.
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    Been done to death this tbh. Both a farce but I cannot think of a single good reason for a World Cup to go to Qatar.

    It's wrong on every level. Forced labour, dates, stadiums, host cities etc. Staggering.
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    Both are about as corrupt as FIFA...
 
 
 
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