- 12/06/2010, 05:54PM ET
HighwayCrossingFrog said 12/06, 05:54 PM
Lets get things straight...
A world cup in england = greater than one in Russia
A world cup in U.S.A., (or australia) = greater than one in Qatar!
I mean Qatar???? Qatar?????
Where to begin..
ummmmmm isnt there a war going on in that part of the world????
How the heck are they suppose to have a month long event going on when there is a freakin war going on, a stone throw away?!?!?!?!
Also the country is sooo small, (less than 2 million population), the games will be played on top of each other.. Its just lame, the noice thing about having a decent size country hosting the event, is you get to see various cultures through out the country.. In Qatar, you get to see one culture!
Russia is a lame country compared to England..
Then you look at their bid!
Their head of state couldnt even be bothered to show up! lazy bugger!
Lets face it, the world cup goes to the highest bidder!!
And russia and Qatar threw enough money and **** at them!
NEW NAME said 12/06, 06:16 PM
Qatar is a middle Eastern country that borders Saudi Arabia and occupies a peninsula in the Persian Gulf. There is no war going on in Saudi Arabia right now. Likewise, there are no declared wars going on in Iran, which sits across the Persian Gulf from Qatar. By the time of the World Cup, in 2022, we can at least hope that no more US soldiers will be in Iraq.
Qatar hosting the World Cup will be a landmark for the region, and a profound statement about cross-cultural understanding. The countries small size will make it a compact location, so fans will have a variety of options of which games they want to go see, and will not be limited like they would in larger countries like the US and Australia - games being played 1000's of miles away from each other.
Russia is the exact opposite of that spanning 9 time zones. Russia is an incredible country full of 100's of different ethnicity's. Talk about various cultures!
Yes, let's look at their bid
The only culture they have in England is warm beer and hooligans.
HighwayCrossingFrog said 12/07, 11:33 AM
Qatar is too dangerous, simple as that!
Although there are no wars going on in saudi arabia, there are thousands of terrorists their..
Have you forgotten that most of the terrorists from 9/11 were from saudi arabia!! Including Bin Laden! Trust me, there are plenty of people that hate us in that part of the world!
Iran hates americans too!
It only takes one terrorist attack, (over a month long period), and the whole event is ruined!
Trust me, plenty of people NEVER want to go to the middle east, EVER!
The world cup buzz is going to b-low!
Then you have to look at the Qatar soccer team, ranked 115th!?!?!? Wow!! Talk about soccer tradition!!!
There is nothing wrong with a large country hosting the world cup! Fans get to travel and see more of the country and if they are too lazy, they can chill out at one city!
England has tons of soccer tradition, it would have been an awesome choice.. Now we have to look at russia.. Nothing against russia, but most people would rather go to England!
Qatar and Russia "showed them the money" and probably a couple of prostitutes too!!
The whole world is LAME!!!!
NEW NAME said 12/07, 11:50 AM
Ready for the blunt truth? If there is going to be violence/terror at a world event, I would much rather it happen in Qatar, rather than on US soil. Think it can't happen here? Have we already forgotten 9/11/01? There is just a good a chance of it happening here as something happening there.
FIFA is trying to spread the world's game to the rest of the world
Playing the WC in England would just be a repeat of 06 Germany
Ever drink English beer? Take your favorite beer, a nice cold Mountain High IPA for me, and drink it down. Now vomit that beer back into your glass. Now drink your vomit. That's what English beer tastes like.
Russian Vodka > English Vomit Swill
It's hilarious really, how indignant Americans get that we got "snubbed" yet soccer isn't even the #4 sport in this country.
Instead of grousing about hosting the WC, USA should focus on WINNING the WC in 2022. That is the one and only thing that will move soccer forward here.
USA! USA! USA!
Let the world play their game wherever they want to. Although it would be nice, we don't need it here.
HighwayCrossingFrog said 12/07, 12:49 PM
ah dude, USA holds thousands of sporting events EVERY YEAR! And no terrorist attacks have occurred! So to say its better to have a terrorist attack over there, than over here, is just a silly statement!
Qatar hosting a month long event, in a region that hates americans and western europeans, is just crazy!
I understand that FIFA is trying to spread to random regions, but it needs to honour traditional countries too!
There hasnt been a world cup in england in our lifetimes.. Sooo to have the world cup in england would just be fantastic! Imagine world cup games at old trafford and stamforbridge! With the big finale at Wembley stadium!
Yes England has horrible beer.. But they have excellent fast food! And their crisps our amazing!
USA has a right to feel snubbed, when a country of 1.7 million with ZERO soccer tradition, neighbouring countries with thousands of terrorists, gets to host the world cup!
And how does russia get the world cup, when their prime minister doesnt even bother showing up?? If the head of state doesnt care, most russians wont either!
NEW NAME said 12/07, 03:31 PM
Silly is you thinking you are more safe in any one country than another during a high profile world event. There was a terror bombing at Atlanta Olympics in '96.
Security will be high in Qatar, and they have the $ to hire all they need.
Qatar is a dynamic, modernizing, rapidly developing country that is among the wealthiest in the world. It has a low crime rate and incidences of violence are rare.
These are not random regions. FIFA is spreading soccer across the globe.
Understanding different cultures is a big part of what the WC has become. Qatar will open itself up to new ideas, brought in by the Foreign fans. Foreign fans will walk away with new understandings of what Qatar is and who they are as a people. This is a Good Thing.
Having the WC games at those decrepit old stades in England is just egotistical Eurocentric thinking on your part. Russia will build new state of the art stadiums that will blow those away.
FIFA went traditional with Germany in '06 - Brazil is pretty traditional too in '14
The US had zero soccer tradition in 94. Give the Qatarians their chance.
Russian women are HOT and Smokin'.
British women have crooked teeth and are ugly.
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