- 12/02/2010, 04:42PM ET
CollinsAx said 12/02, 04:42 PM
I am sick of hearing all the soccer fans cry foul about this decision to have Qatar host the World Cup over the United States. All I hear are angry fans claim how "the vote was bought" and everything is so unfair.
So I'm asking, will someone who legitimately feels that this was a poor decision please provide your reasoning. Because I for one am excited to have the World Cup in Qatar.
Don't get me wrong I would have been stoked to have the World Cup in the US. I would have attended regardless of what city it would have been in. But I don't think Qatar is a bad choice and I think it provides a lot of unique opportunity to the sport and the world.
Pi 4 U said 12/03, 01:21 AM
Qatar made a joke of the selection process. In America, we only care about one type of football:
This is all we care about futball:
Qatar can have the so called World Football Cup, but in America's Super Bowl, the entire World watch's our brand of Football.
Here is Qatar's proposal for a Stadium for FIFA.
As you can see, the design is very GAY and appropriate for FIFA.
POP (09) of Qatar: 1,409,423 : AVG hotel per rm/night: $260 (low end)
POP of USA: 305,529,237 : AVG hotel per rm/night: $80 (low end)
What, they are going to fill the stands with sheep & camels? These are not the fans your looking for FIFA.
What FIFA and the world lost out on are intangilbes.
FIFA **** up big time. So go ahead and blow your horn if you feel the need to, but here in the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave Vuvuzela you.
Much more to be posted.
CollinsAx said 12/03, 10:03 AM
Thanks for the visuals. You're absolutely right on the soccer vs American Football. The Super Bowl is an iconic event that captures the attention of fans and a ton of people that aren't even sports fans. By the time February rolls around most people will have forgotten entirely that we even made a bid at hosting the World Cup. So why not give it to a country that actually cares? This will be Qatar's big event, let them have their glory and fun and something to work for. We have plenty of other giant sport leagues and events to keep our attention.
Only thing you mentioned is cost and population. US was an easy choice for that. We set attendance records in 94 because we have the stadiums & means to fill them. Large population & many big stadiums looks great on paper, but the reality is they are spread out over a massive landscape. A ton more travel would be involved than if it were in a smaller country. We have the population in our country but Qatar is boasting it has 4 Billion people within 4 hours flight. That opens much of Africa, Europe & Asia. Their time zone is closer to Europe & Asia, which provides more prime time coverage. See comment 34 for more reasons for the choice.
Pi 4 U said 12/03, 10:14 AM
Soccer and Qatar can go F-u-c -k a Vuvuzela or Veovis In A Snowbank = adult soccer in America.
CollinsAx said 12/03, 10:28 AM
From my first post "So I'm asking, will someone who legitimately feels that this was a poor decision please provide your reasoning."
Given the title of the argument this post will be attracting soccer fans and people who generally have an opinion on the matter. Disrespecting the decision and sport I'm not sure will help your case.
There are some interesting discussion in the comments at least though, so thank you to everyone who are offering your opinions on the subject.
Pi 4 U said 12/03, 11:00 AM
FIFA lost a chance to convince future Athletes like Lebron James, to give soccer a try as a professional sport.
USA doesn't need FIFA, but FIFA lost another chance of persuading our youth, who grow up to be worshiped by foreigners. People around the world watch our brand of sports, from MLB, NHL, NFL & NBA, they love our products.
Soccer in America is just a little tiny itch for our kids that goes abroad once you reach adulthood if you want to continue doing it as a profession. Not even Bend it like Beckham could turn our country around to fully embrace the sport.
This is good for America, we will have less of these on the road.
FIFA = Faggitty International Fruityball Association, go sell your sport somewhere else, give is MMA anytime.
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