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  1. The English Football Association has been accused of damaging the image of Fifa in its attempt to win the right to stage the 2018 World Cup. A Fifa report says the FA behaved improperly when trying to win the backing of a key voter. However, Qatar have been cleared of any wrongdoing during their successful bid to stage the 2022 World Cup, thus ending talks of a possible re-vote. Source BBC News website As always, with FIFA, you couldn't make it up.
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  2. If FIFA didn't do anything wrong they would release the full report and Michael Garcia wouldn't be publicly criticising FIFA for misrepresenting his report. FIFA condems itself with it's actions.
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  3. When I first heard the report I posted a link to in the other thread last night, I was furious, but not surprised. During the course of today, my mood has gone from anger to hilarity and now resides somewhere near despair. For the whole investigative process to unravel in little more than three hours from the moment of the summary report being published has taken FIFA to new depths of failure and, as far as I can see this evening, leaves us no further forward at all. If Mr Garcia truly believes that his findings have been misrepresented, then it is his duty, in my opinion, to clearly set out
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  4. As befits a metropolis of 30 million, NOT a single venue should be less than 75,000!!
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  5. No British government will support a World Cup bid for years imho, and today's omnishambles from FIFA only underlines this. The Commonwealths in 2030 would do nicely. For selfish reasons London would be great, but I kind of agree that a smaller city might gain more benefit.
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  6. Again, I see England hosting an event's centennial in 2030, but that's not the one I was thinking. Or would you rather have a Commonwealth Games than go for a World Cup? Because I doubt England would get a shot at both.
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  7. The findings of Fifa's inquiry into allegations of corruption during bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups have been questioned - by the man who conducted the two-year investigation into the claims. In an unexpected twist, lawyer Michael Garcia says the report "contains numerous materially incomplete and erroneous representations of the facts and conclusions". source BBC news website. Can't. Make. This. Up.
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  8. They Called my house asking if you support the 2024 bid
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  9. No need to be all pushy with Tony. His post wan't particularly provocative.
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  10. I am NOT a fan of chopping and changing the Olympic Program- the Olympics is about timeless consistency in some ways. I thought in Sydney they should have capped it at 300 events/ 10000 athletes and no more... Ballroom dancing relies on a judging panel- like ice skating and boxing......so not a good idea (apart from its general craziness).
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  11. Belfast would be a fantastic place for the CwG - quite a number of great venues, with a few upgrades, plus a lot of waterfront land around the Titanic Quarter. I think it is slightly galling to see London even remotely consider a 2025 Expo bid - I shudder to think how the French would digest that confrontation.
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  12. I still rather London NOT host the Comm Games- and let it shine in smaller cities like Birmingham, Cardiff, Belfast etc...
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  13. Let's be fair about what FIFA is "required" to do for 2022. They chose to put the World Cup in Qatar knowing what it might mean for the calendar. And here we are with FIFA in a huge quagmire. They had a number of willing candidates for which this wouldn't have been an issue. The question is not about a requirement.. is it worth that compromise to go to Qatar? Sure doesn't seem like it's worth the trouble. As for the IOC.. think about the circumstances that left us with these 2 candidates. All of these traditional European cities/countries balked at bidding for the Olympics. If they are
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