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What they have is a preliminary report and don't want to publish it. The final report will be published.

 

Well that's alright then; good to see transparency :huh:.

 

If the preliminary report doesn't say what they want it to say they have plenty of time to come up with a decent cover story for the final one. Sorted.

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Talking about moving the Winter Olympics now!! Just to accommodate.

 

http://m.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/29517324

 

What a funkin waste. More troubles than its worth this dud bid.

 

Corrupt idiots are forcing everyone else out, so they can line their pockets.

 

Starting to go off Football.

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They had to come up with this result. There was too much money to pay back otherwise. This is Platini's opportunity. UEFA should declare that no UEFA clubs will participate in Qatar 2022. UEFA should break away from FIFA, most of world football would affiliate to UEFA and FIFA would be dead in the water, and good riddance.

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It's pretty odd how nothing is being made of the FA's attempt to schmooze Jack Warner though; trying to find his son a part-time job and paying for a Caribbean delegates gala.

 

I think it's probably because we were so bad at it; we might have made a few phone calls and spent a few grand on a nice dinner but we got fuck all for it; because Warner and the rest were getting big time bungs from the Qataris (and maybe the Russians). Our schmoozing attempts were conference level; we relied instead on wheeling out Beckham and royalty and thought FIFA would be impressed. We never stood a chance.

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I suspect you're right, it's not all bad though. Jagielka made his international debut in a game versus Trinidad and Tobago. ;)

 

Heidi Blake of the Sunday Times has just tweeted more "FIFA Files", the Sunday Times were given a collection of emails from a whistleblower. The ones to be published tomorrow are related to Mohammed Bin Hammam involvement in the Qatari World Cup bid. He had previously denied he was involved. At this point, I think people simply don't care and shrug their shoulders.

 

Someone who works for FIFA blogged about working there and his response when people ask how he can work at such a corrupt organisation.

 

http://aramblingstone.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/context-is-everything-ive-never-done.html

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To be fair I think the FA have done a bit of the old fashioned way of schmoozing, a fancy meal offering to get someone a job etc.

 

I don't think that's out right bribery, I suppose its more sweetening people up.

 

What the Qatar FA and Russian FA have done is out right bribed officials and its embarrassingly obvious.

 

An exact sum of money has been exchanged for a good/service (World cup tournament).

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Haha they're untouchable.

 

Surely not, there must be someone somewhere with the authority to hold them to account. Bribery/corruption is business is punishable by law, don't see how FIFA are above that? Somebody has to do something don't they?

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Priceless, it seems only those involved at the time of the corruption will be eligible to vote on whether it happened...

 

"The vote will be held at a meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco, but it is unclear how many members will be allowed to take part.

The Fifa committee consisted of 22 members in December 2010 and president Sepp Blatter has previously said only those people should be able to vote on whether to issue a more comprehensive corruption report.

However, of those original 22, only 13 are still on the committee. It means that 12 members of Fifa's committee (which now consists of 25 people), as well as a further two co-opted members, would not be eligible to vote."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/30541248

I would be so happy if UEFA boycotted these if they're allowed to go ahead. FIFA are like kids caught with their hands in the cookie jar who think if they shout loud enough that they didn't do it people will believe them.

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Now he's resigned can Garcia not now just publish the full report himself? Or at least "accidentally" leave a copy of it in the back of a taxi :).

I agree on this idea as I was saying the exact same thing to the lads in work.

 

General consensus is he signed a legal document to say it is the property of FIFA ... No idea if it is true or not.

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Did anyone else read about this incident? Can you imagine the shenanigans that might happen if the Israeli team qualify for that World Cup?

 

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-32775563

 

despicable steve. i hope stuff happens when the WC happens and the FIFA board immediately vote and oust blatter and ban him for life. that prince ali must do a decent job, i hope he is able to win.

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4 hours ago, markjazzbassist said:

i can see it being like the olympics and hockey.  it takes place during the season so the NHL player don't go and most countries send amateurs.  

I would highly doubt that, there is far too much money in it. Most European countries now have a winter break so they might move that forward and then it might even be like the AFCoN used to be when the selected players just go and the teams carry on but then the big sides will have no-one left bar kids!

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30 minutes ago, Bailey said:

I would highly doubt that, there is far too much money in it. Most European countries now have a winter break so they might move that forward and then it might even be like the AFCoN used to be when the selected players just go and the teams carry on but then the big sides will have no-one left bar kids!

right but i think that's the issue.  the clubs pay their wages they have contracts, national teams do not.  so that's why i see it being an issue.their livihood versus a one-off tourney.

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On 13/07/2018 at 16:11, Romey 1878 said:

 

Absolute logistical nightmare for many leagues.

It's going to take some serious reorganizing of pre seasons, over more than one season, domestic cups, continental cups and on and on.

Idiotic decision. Proof, as if it was ever needed, of the brown envelope culture within FIFA.

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