who will host the 2022 world cup?

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fuck qatar. fuck 40 degrees and no beer. let's go USA

Poll Results

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Australia 9
United States 6
Qatar 1
Japan 0
South Korea 0


con suelo, Monday, 29 November 2010 19:26 (ten years ago) link

qatar bids seems ludicrous

rouxymuzak (nakhchivan), Monday, 29 November 2010 19:27 (ten years ago) link

fuck all of you, give it to whoever of england and russia doesn't get it in '18

underrated aeroflot disasters i have wikisearched (acoleuthic), Monday, 29 November 2010 19:27 (ten years ago) link

Qatar doesn't stand a chance. Jap/SK "just" hosted one. Australians cares less about soccer than Americans, right?

USA USA USA

BIG MUFFIN (gbx), Monday, 29 November 2010 19:38 (ten years ago) link

wouldn't Qatar have to build hella stadiums? and then wouldn't they just lie fallow from that point on, forever? giving them a WC only encourages that sort of reckless expenditure

BIG MUFFIN (gbx), Monday, 29 November 2010 19:41 (ten years ago) link

the story I heard is their stadiums would be designed to be taken apart and given to less-fortunate areas in need of playing space

fuck that, USAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

fwiw: lol iirc sb'd u tbqh (dan m), Monday, 29 November 2010 19:43 (ten years ago) link

USA "just" had one as well. Would go Australia for minimal sleep for a month. I bet Qatar would have awesome stadia.

ailsa, Monday, 29 November 2010 19:45 (ten years ago) link

Australia, though Qatar makes a surprisingly persuasive case in the ads - Zidane pleading for the youth of the middle east to be given its chance, which is obviously how it'd work out irl

Ismael Klata, Monday, 29 November 2010 19:48 (ten years ago) link

i read through jack warner's wiki last night. if any nefarious scumbag can get the world cup for his federation, it's him

con suelo, Monday, 29 November 2010 19:54 (ten years ago) link

well the US hosted sixteen years ago, vs SK/JPN hostin in 2002. I suppose by 2022 that eight year diff will seem less pronounced.

mostly I want it here so I can go to games. duh.

BIG MUFFIN (gbx), Monday, 29 November 2010 19:54 (ten years ago) link

Quatar are proposing to put all the stadia in one place, which sounds insane.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Monday, 29 November 2010 19:57 (ten years ago) link

going with qatar. sounds bonkers.

rappa ternt sagna (jim in glasgow), Monday, 29 November 2010 19:57 (ten years ago) link

have to vote aus here. qatar would be nice but fuck those areas are just terrible rich vs poor oilfield megadromes - the level of grasping corporate omnisponsorship would be disgusting

underrated aeroflot disasters i have wikisearched (acoleuthic), Monday, 29 November 2010 19:58 (ten years ago) link

Quatar are proposing to put all the stadia in one place, which sounds insane.

that sounds awesome actually.

BIG MUFFIN (gbx), Monday, 29 November 2010 19:58 (ten years ago) link

if it were one big beer garden...

con suelo, Monday, 29 November 2010 19:59 (ten years ago) link

then what fucking happens after the world cup

DESTITUTION that's what

underrated aeroflot disasters i have wikisearched (acoleuthic), Monday, 29 November 2010 19:59 (ten years ago) link

tho for real is there really no booze in Qatar??

BIG MUFFIN (gbx), Monday, 29 November 2010 19:59 (ten years ago) link

it's ozymandias all over again

underrated aeroflot disasters i have wikisearched (acoleuthic), Monday, 29 November 2010 19:59 (ten years ago) link

All of this sounds insane apart from maybe Australia. And they won't be interested in cricket for much longer the way the Ashes are going.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 29 November 2010 20:20 (ten years ago) link

it's cool bro they can't have the world cup in australia because the NRL won't let them

jabba hands, Monday, 29 November 2010 20:21 (ten years ago) link

its cool bro we're bribing the NRL with a stadium in Blacktown

Culture: only gays have it (King Boy Pato), Monday, 29 November 2010 20:58 (ten years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Tuesday, 30 November 2010 00:01 (ten years ago) link

USA one would obv be great but think Australia deserve a go

modrić in paradise (blueski), Tuesday, 30 November 2010 12:58 (ten years ago) link

Wtf?! Paddy Power are the only bookies running this and they suddenly have Qatar as red hot favourites - last time I looked about a week ago, USA were top, Aus second, Qatar about 8/1 and Japan & Korea nowhere, but now it's:

Qatar - 4/7
Australia - 2/1
USA - 6/1
Japan - 40/1
Good Korea - 40/1

Ismael Klata, Tuesday, 30 November 2010 20:41 (ten years ago) link

People are starting to realise that Qatar isn't such a bad place for the Cup.

I mean, they'll be playing matches in the evening - the temperature will go down to a cool 40C!

Culture: only gays have it (King Boy Pato), Tuesday, 30 November 2010 20:52 (ten years ago) link

Water taxis, dudes, water taxis.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-z2jtUS9-Y

Volksparkstadion, Tuesday, 30 November 2010 22:55 (ten years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Wednesday, 1 December 2010 00:01 (ten years ago) link

wtf guyzzzzzzz

con suelo, Wednesday, 1 December 2010 00:04 (ten years ago) link

Paddy Power says one guy here is on dis ting

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 1 December 2010 00:19 (ten years ago) link

Qatar's odds've shortened again, slightly:

Qatar - 4/6
USA - 7/4
Australia - 9/2
Japan - 40/1
Good Korea - 50/1

Huge swings in US/Aus odds overnight - my conclusion is that no-one gives a toss about 2022, and Qatar's position is entirely down to the arab a hoy hoy getting all nationalistic with his 50 dirhams.

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 1 December 2010 11:23 (ten years ago) link

is that a ref to my betting thread because otherwise i dont get it

purblind snowcock splattered (a hoy hoy), Wednesday, 1 December 2010 11:27 (ten years ago) link

Indeed it is - could be cash to be made with these fluctuations because surely this one's going nowhere other than America or Australia.

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 1 December 2010 11:31 (ten years ago) link

What time will games be played in Qatar in connect w/ European times? If it is at a time better than Aus can provide, they are sorted.

purblind snowcock splattered (a hoy hoy), Wednesday, 1 December 2010 11:33 (ten years ago) link

Qatar is only one hour different from South Africa so timing for Europe shouldn't be a problem.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Wednesday, 1 December 2010 13:43 (ten years ago) link

USA USA USA

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Princess TamTam, Wednesday, 1 December 2010 13:48 (ten years ago) link

why the hell isn't chicago up for hosting any games?

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Wednesday, 1 December 2010 13:51 (ten years ago) link

no Rich Soccer Legacy to draw upon

Princess TamTam, Wednesday, 1 December 2010 13:52 (ten years ago) link

The story is that the failed 2016 olympic bid took up all the $/willpower.

Nevermind that USSoccer is headquartered here.

fwiw: lol iirc sb'd u tbqh (dan m), Wednesday, 1 December 2010 13:55 (ten years ago) link

Do Indianapolis and Nashville have 'rich soccer legacy'?

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Wednesday, 1 December 2010 13:56 (ten years ago) link

well someone hasnt heard of first presbyterian nashville soccer

Princess TamTam, Wednesday, 1 December 2010 13:59 (ten years ago) link

no but they have massive football stadia

fwiw: lol iirc sb'd u tbqh (dan m), Wednesday, 1 December 2010 13:59 (ten years ago) link

usa bid presentation streaming live on fifa's site

fwiw: lol iirc sb'd u tbqh (dan m), Wednesday, 1 December 2010 15:58 (ten years ago) link

morgan freeman, wha???

BIG MUFFIN (gbx), Wednesday, 1 December 2010 16:00 (ten years ago) link

blatter just basically equated him with mandela

fwiw: lol iirc sb'd u tbqh (dan m), Wednesday, 1 December 2010 16:01 (ten years ago) link

that is hilarious. i mean, esp cuz he sorta is the mandela of our imaginations

BIG MUFFIN (gbx), Wednesday, 1 December 2010 16:01 (ten years ago) link

o fuck freeman u just screwed it up for everyone

BIG MUFFIN (gbx), Wednesday, 1 December 2010 16:03 (ten years ago) link

everybody be cool, they've all already decided who to vote for (via bribes)

caek, Wednesday, 1 December 2010 16:05 (ten years ago) link

would gwb have made a personal appeal to fifa u think?

BIG MUFFIN (gbx), Wednesday, 1 December 2010 16:06 (ten years ago) link

all those qatari stadiums are super dope add one vote for qatar congrats qatar!

ice cr?m, Wednesday, 1 December 2010 16:09 (ten years ago) link

^^^valuable new poster

fwiw: lol iirc sb'd u tbqh (dan m), Wednesday, 1 December 2010 16:09 (ten years ago) link

friends are pretty harsh tbh, tho i did think she was going to say 'slut'.

Antoine Bugleboy (Merdeyeux), Wednesday, 1 December 2010 17:26 (ten years ago) link

dudes, do you say mediums instead of media?

ailsa, Wednesday, 1 December 2010 17:31 (ten years ago) link

i say mediaz

ice cr?m, Wednesday, 1 December 2010 17:34 (ten years ago) link

srsly tho my official stance is 'all words are words' media mediums stadia stadiums, whatevs - people think they make up the laws of language, but they dont, they abide by them

ice cr?m, Wednesday, 1 December 2010 17:39 (ten years ago) link

a data learn the language

fwiw: lol iirc sb'd u tbqh (dan m), Wednesday, 1 December 2010 18:02 (ten years ago) link

well the USA and Qatar can go home now, we just pwned you guys with a CARTOON KANGAROO and PAUL HOGAN

Culture: only gays have it (King Boy Pato), Wednesday, 1 December 2010 22:13 (ten years ago) link

oh oh oh and HUGH JACKMAN WEARING A POLO SHIRT

Culture: only gays have it (King Boy Pato), Wednesday, 1 December 2010 22:15 (ten years ago) link

Yep, you guys have even blown the bookies away - no-one's taking bets on 2022 anymore.

England now universal favourites for 2018 btw, as the patriotic wall of money creates a surge only previously seen in the team's odds prior to every major tourney ever. Good omen I reckon.

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 1 December 2010 22:23 (ten years ago) link

http://i55.tinypic.com/hsrkhh.gif

con suelo, Thursday, 2 December 2010 07:48 (ten years ago) link

WHO THE FUCK IS PAUL HOGAN AGAIN

Interests: eating my cookie (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 2 December 2010 09:46 (ten years ago) link

what a bunch of corrupt bullshit

con suelo, Thursday, 2 December 2010 18:32 (ten years ago) link

Cosign. I wouldn't be surprised if this kills FIFA ultimately - football running itself has now been tested to destruction.

Ismael Klata, Thursday, 2 December 2010 19:00 (ten years ago) link

fifa out

modrić in paradise (blueski), Thursday, 2 December 2010 19:07 (ten years ago) link

RIP Football, heaven needed a lot of cash.

Hip Hop MCs in Neighbours in my lifetime (King Boy Pato), Thursday, 2 December 2010 19:46 (ten years ago) link

One vote? Really? Even after Paul Hogan?

Hip Hop MCs in Neighbours in my lifetime (King Boy Pato), Thursday, 2 December 2010 19:46 (ten years ago) link

gutted for ya mate

Ismael Klata, Thursday, 2 December 2010 19:49 (ten years ago) link

Nah mate, it's our fault. We really didn't promise anything exciting or go on about taking the Cup to a new continent/region much.

Also, we forgot to bribe anyone.

Hip Hop MCs in Neighbours in my lifetime (King Boy Pato), Thursday, 2 December 2010 19:51 (ten years ago) link

lol

Interests: eating my cookie (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 2 December 2010 20:27 (ten years ago) link

^ valuable contribution orrite

Interests: eating my cookie (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 2 December 2010 20:28 (ten years ago) link

an acquaintance of mine, just back from a tour at the USAF base in doha, on qatar:

True, there is no alcohol... men and women can not ride in the same taxi, even if you are married. They have people that walk through their hotels listening at doors to make sure that no one is having sex, they will confiscate the dvd of Beerfest because of the cover art, it is not discrimination exactly but less than 500,000 of their population are "citizens" (out of 1.35 mil) the rest are what you could call minorities of ethnic ambiguity. Ratios are 4-1 men to women... did I mention there is no alcohol?

On the plus side there is little to no crime, they will not make the World Cup itself, they will pay for most everything FIFA wants.

This is going to be the best World Cup ever!

YAY FIFA!

fwiw: lol iirc sb'd u tbqh (dan m), Thursday, 2 December 2010 20:28 (ten years ago) link

Australia does everything it can to collude against football in this country (especially broadcasting), most of the people here STILL insist it's called 'soccer' and that various codes of deformed rugby are 'the REAL football' (the code to which this applies is wholly dependent on the state you're in at the time) and the rest of the entire planet is 'wrong', and to top it off we just submitted a bid video featuring PAUL HOGAN. Qatar probably deserved this despite its offensive conservatism/racism/prohibition.

Interests: eating my cookie (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 2 December 2010 20:39 (ten years ago) link

I mean if I were on the committee and I saw the way Australia treats football and had to choose between it and a pumpkin, I'd be looking at the merits of a pumpkin, honestly.

Interests: eating my cookie (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 2 December 2010 20:41 (ten years ago) link

wasn't australia trying to imprison paul hogan five minutes ago? was this part of his plea bargain?

Antoine Bugleboy (Merdeyeux), Thursday, 2 December 2010 21:10 (ten years ago) link

Yeah I think the world cup trophy forms part of his fine to the tax office. Also I swear he didn't pay the GST on that motorbike.

Interests: eating my cookie (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 2 December 2010 21:37 (ten years ago) link

Qatar 22 website is down i see

modrić in paradise (blueski), Thursday, 2 December 2010 22:24 (ten years ago) link

web servers must have overheated right

Hip Hop MCs in Neighbours in my lifetime (King Boy Pato), Thursday, 2 December 2010 22:25 (ten years ago) link

It was all a hoax, there's no such place.

Ismael Klata, Thursday, 2 December 2010 22:49 (ten years ago) link

I suspect somebody pulled a few qatar strings.

Interests: eating my cookie (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 2 December 2010 23:03 (ten years ago) link

The FIFA 2022 office will be called Base Qatar.

Interests: eating my cookie (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 2 December 2010 23:04 (ten years ago) link

The official airline of the world cup will be oh look forget it.

Interests: eating my cookie (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 2 December 2010 23:04 (ten years ago) link

This guy has found a slightly less evil than FIFA: http://twitter.com/#!/madpie90/status/10489040537124864

Hip Hop MCs in Neighbours in my lifetime (King Boy Pato), Friday, 3 December 2010 04:15 (ten years ago) link

It was all a hoax, there's no such place.

lol

but hosts do no longer qualify automatically? sort of bummed about that, as i was going to predict Qatar advancing through group stage thanks to 2 dubious referee decisions (one referee from Guinea, one from Tahiti) as well as 7 naturalized Brazilian players.

Ludo, Friday, 3 December 2010 09:19 (ten years ago) link

of course hosts automatically qualify - it would be too ridiculous even for FIFA to have a WC where the host couldn't actually take part.

modrić in paradise (blueski), Friday, 3 December 2010 13:37 (ten years ago) link

oh I'm being thick it's the defending champion that doesn't automatically qualify

absinthe of malithe (Noodle Vague), Friday, 3 December 2010 13:49 (ten years ago) link

I hope that world's-worst-miss guy is still around in 2022

Ismael Klata, Friday, 3 December 2010 13:54 (ten years ago) link

of course hosts automatically qualify - it would be too ridiculous even for FIFA to have a WC where the host couldn't actually take part.

anything's possible. :D

Ludo, Friday, 3 December 2010 14:05 (ten years ago) link

Wasn't Luxembourg a non-qualifying co-host on your bid?

Ismael Klata, Friday, 3 December 2010 14:08 (ten years ago) link

A non-qualifying co-host who wouldn't be holding any matches, in fact?

Ismael Klata, Friday, 3 December 2010 14:10 (ten years ago) link

don't think we've had a tournament where the hosts were ranked 113th in the world before

absinthe of malithe (Noodle Vague), Friday, 3 December 2010 14:10 (ten years ago) link

Wasn't Luxembourg a non-qualifying co-host on your bid?

― Ismael Klata, vrijdag 3 december 2010 15:08 (3 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

A non-qualifying co-host who wouldn't be holding any matches, in fact?

yeah and also failed the provide enough $$$$ bribes (you'd think they could've done something for us there!)

.. beginning to like the absurd bizareness of this whole Qatar thing though. (for example hadn't until today realized it was soooo small)

Ludo, Friday, 3 December 2010 18:04 (ten years ago) link

i kind of like beckenbauer's idea of having the tournament in january. i'd like to see players in mid-season form once in the WC

con suelo, Tuesday, 7 December 2010 03:18 (ten years ago) link

When it comes to bidding for the next tournament, a country with a sense of humour should put together a satirical bid based around park football and jumpers-for-goalposts, but openly promising €10m each to the thirteen corrupt members, and see how far it gets. I'd've proposed Ireland 2026, but fear that may be a financial burden too far.

Ismael Klata, Tuesday, 7 December 2010 08:07 (ten years ago) link

two years pass...

Uefa members back winter World Cup. BBC top story for some reason, maybe because the EPL is opposed. I kind of think Qatar has done well to make it this far, they should see it through now, in the summer and everything.

Ismael Klata, Thursday, 19 September 2013 15:55 (seven years ago) link

three months pass...

http://news.sky.com/story/1191990/fifa-moves-2022-qatar-world-cup-to-winter

Christmas World Cup!

Blandford Forum, Wednesday, 8 January 2014 11:57 (seven years ago) link

i thought i'd be more outraged but on many levels the EPL and FIFA deserve each other

Emilia Fabbo (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 8 January 2014 12:02 (seven years ago) link

2026 to be held in transylvania, 2030 at animal farm, 2035 mordor special

lj. 'hoover' egads (darraghmac), Wednesday, 8 January 2014 12:09 (seven years ago) link

ten months pass...

Robbed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRQHBtd5VE0

pplains, Sunday, 23 November 2014 20:41 (six years ago) link

six years pass...

Ah, this was the thread I was looking for. (I updated the unfortunately titled 'lol fifa' thread :-/ )

It's insane.

A Scampo Darkly (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 15:14 (one week ago) link

I'm not sure the headline framing and use of statistics is particularly helpful, tbh, even if the article is a bit more nuanced. Qatar should be held accountable for failure to follow through on its commitments and the recommendations stemming from domestic and international scrutiny but it's pretty much the only country in the region making commitments or opening itself up to that kind of scrutiny in the first place.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 15:56 (one week ago) link


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