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Qatar 2022 World Cup

Postby Samba on Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:20 pm

"FIFA's decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar has been the subject of much controversy.
It was suspected from the outset that the sweltering heat of Qatar would force the tournament to be played in winter rather than summer for the first time in its history. Today, FIFA confirmed the dates.

Whereas most World Cups take place between June and July, 2022 will begin on November 21 and the final will be held on December 18, exactly one week before Christmas day.

It remains unclear how the World Cup will fit the schedule of domestic leagues, most of which play through November and December.

The 2022 World Cup will be the last World Cup to feature 32 teams before the tournament is expanded to include 48. The 2026 World Cup will be held across Canada, Mexico and the USA."

Well, it's different, I suppose...
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Re: Qatar 2022 World Cup

Postby fmgod on Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:34 pm

Isn't homosexuality illegal in Qatar, what happens if a player comes out as homosexual or bi before the world cup? Will they serve prison time or not be allowed to play
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Re: Qatar 2022 World Cup

Postby 'Appy 'Ammer on Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:27 pm

fmgod wrote:Isn't homosexuality illegal in Qatar, what happens if a player comes out as homosexual or bi before the world cup? Will they serve prison time or not be allowed to play



Many jokes about scoring an own goal?
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Re: Qatar 2022 World Cup

Postby S-H on Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:50 pm

Football's coming home for Christmas...
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Re: Qatar 2022 World Cup

Postby AnthraxDave on Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:57 pm

Absolute shambolic decision to award them the hosting rights :arry:
Should have been Australia.
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Re: Qatar 2022 World Cup

Postby Puff Daddy on Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:25 am

I read FIFA are extending this tournament to 48 teams, yet this will be a shorter competition taking just 3 weeks to complete. I am perplexed how this is going to work and in such a shorter time span, but what I do know is there is going to be some right crap teams taking part. If Scotland fail to qualify next time, serious questions will need to be asked
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Re: Qatar 2022 World Cup

Postby Bend it like Repka on Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:22 am

I'm pretty uncomfortable at the prospect of watching games at Qatar 22. I've watched every world cup since 78, so it won't be easy to stay away from the TV.

I'm not the sort of person to get involved in political boycotts and make huge moral stances but the 2022 is not only corrupt, even beyond previous events, but literally built on slave labour and death.

I don't know how I can watch men run around and play a game in a stadium constructed on such human misery.

The whole thing is a pile of :thdn:
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Re: Qatar 2022 World Cup

Postby fmgod on Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:49 am

'Appy 'Ammer wrote:Many jokes about scoring an own goal?


No genuinely want to know what would happen, imagine if a major star came out as a gay, in theory he would be banned from Qatar or put in prison if he entered
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Re: Qatar 2022 World Cup

Postby r99c on Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:05 pm

Won't be as bad as when the tournament is increased to 48. I'm convinced that will **** the World Cup up. Eight groups of 4 with 2 going through and 2 going home = exciting group stages [95% of the time], when it's increased there'll be tons of dead rubbers, it'll be like Euro 2016.
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Re: Qatar 2022 World Cup

Postby swash on Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:18 pm

Don't think there will be a lot of dead rubbers, the format is 16 groups of 3 teams with 2 going through from each then knockout all the way
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Re: Qatar 2022 World Cup

Postby r99c on Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:43 pm

The group games will be way too tense then, 16 groups what a load of bs
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Re: Qatar 2022 World Cup

Postby carnage on Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:45 pm

Finishes 1 week before Christmas. 5 week bender on the cards through to New Year.
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Re: Qatar 2022 World Cup

Postby e17 on Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:57 pm

fmgod wrote:Isn't homosexuality illegal in Qatar, what happens if a player comes out as homosexual or bi before the world cup? Will they serve prison time or not be allowed to play

Be very interesting if that does happen
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Re: Qatar 2022 World Cup

Postby Andrew on Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:21 am

Bend it like Repka wrote:I'm pretty uncomfortable at the prospect of watching games at Qatar 22. I've watched every world cup since 78, so it won't be easy to stay away from the TV.

I'm not the sort of person to get involved in political boycotts and make huge moral stances but the 2022 is not only corrupt, even beyond previous events, but literally built on slave labour and death.

I don't know how I can watch men run around and play a game in a stadium constructed on such human misery.

The whole thing is a pile of :thdn:


I agree, this doesn't sit easily with me either.
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Re: Qatar 2022 World Cup

Postby wolf359 on Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:45 pm

AnthraxDave wrote:Absolute shambolic decision to award them the hosting rights :arry:
Should have been Australia.

yeap, still hoping they come to their senses and change this, however their bank balances will win any moral battle.
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Re: Qatar 2022 World Cup

Postby SullySpecial on Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:54 pm

Sancho, Foden, Sessegnon, Brewster and mighty Mark Noble will guide England to heroic victory in Qatar.
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Re: Qatar 2022 World Cup

Postby WCpete on Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:01 pm

Should we post a worker death toll clock? It's at something like 1200 now. For some reason lots of news agencies anticipate the rate to increase ultimately reaching the 4,000 range.
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Re: Qatar 2022 World Cup

Postby DasNutNock on Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:06 pm

A ****ing disaster. But at least Sepp got his big bag of money, eh.
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Re: Qatar 2022 World Cup

Postby Rio on Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:15 pm

What kick off times here do you think we’ll have?
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Re: Qatar 2022 World Cup

Postby WCpete on Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:18 pm

Depends on how the world order looks in 4 years.
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