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Doha got a screw job, they were reasonably capable. They scored higher than Rio

Well, even you yourself have stated plenty of times on these boards in the past, that Qatar was/is too small for an Olympic Games, & has no big Olympic sporting tradition & that they just buy their athletes anyway.

And Doha did score higher than Rio, but as others have stated, "there is no set rule that states that the IOC 'must' accept the applicants in numerical order of their evaluation." Hence, that it's just all politics anyway. Nothing new.

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Its politics, but based on the bid Doha presented they scored above the threshold. I have my doubts and obviously the IOC did too, beyond the weather. We all know that was a flimsy excuse.

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they just buy their athletes anyway.

They should try to buy the games like they do their athletes. It wouldn't be unprecedanted. laugh.gif

But yeah, while there are pros ($$$) and cons (weather, sports tradition, etc.) to Doha's bid, it does all boil down to politics regarding the Middle East.

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March 18 - The bid to stage the 2022 World Cup has burst into controversy with the revelation that Qatar have arranged to be last on the list of FIFA technical inspection visits – several weeks after the other Asian candidates.

Insideworldfootball nderstands that Australia, Japan, Indonesia and South Korea have all been earmarked for July while the cash-rich Qataris will not have their facilities inspected until well into September when the weather - the most controversial aspect of Qatar’s bid - will be cooler than in the previous two months.

The Qatar visit on September 17 means FIFA officials will not be in the Gulf state during its hottest months when temperatures can average over 40 degrees.

The hosts for both the 2018 and 2022 World Cups are being decided at the same time by FIFA on December 2 at a meeting in Zurich.

Football’s world governing body are shortly to release the inspection team running order but it is understood the four European candidates will be visited consecutively in August straight after most of the Asian contenders, with the United States to follow and Qatar last on the list.

News that Qatar have apparently stolen a march on the other contenders will infuriate their rivals, still angered by the fact that the Qataris struck a deal to sponsor the recent African Football Confederation Congress in Angola to the exclusion of all other bidding countries.

While Qatar and South Korea are the only nations officially bidding for just 2022, it is now widely assumed that the World Cup in 2018 will come to Europe, leaving Australia and the USA also banking on the later event with Indonesia likely to pull out altogether.

FIFA insist there is no conspiracy theory and that the visit to Qatar has been deliberately timed so as not to clash with the Islamic holy month of Ramadan when most of the country's officials are given time away from work.

Ramadan, however, starts in August and the other Asian countries in the bidding process are being lined up for July.

http://www.insideworldfootball.biz/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7884:exclusive-qatar-last-on-fifa-inspection-list&catid=62:qatar&Itemid=75

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/\ Leave it to the Bedouins to try to "re-arrange" things under the guise of their faith.

Funny that the U.S. isn't asking for no visits on:

August 10 - some Baptist holiday

Aug 11 - Feast of St. Pancratius

Aug 12 - Fesast of St. Birttany

Aug 13 - Agnostics' Feastday

Aug 14 - Holy Day fo the non-beleivers

Aug 15 - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Aug 16 - etc., etc. well, u get the point..

And the rest of the world continues to accept the muslim B/S??? :angry:

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It's not going there anyway. The FIFA top brass probably didn't feel like going through the motions in 40+ degree heat, and I don't blame them. It's a straight fight between the yanks and the ozzies for 2022.

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Arab Sports Ministers Support Qatar's 2022 World Cup Bid

Qatar's bid to host the 2022 World Cup received the enthusiastic endorsement of the Council of Arab Youth and Sports Ministers during its 33rd convention held in Beirut on April 7 and 8.

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The Arab sports ministers are the latest additions to a growing list of prominent international endorsements and supporters for Qatar's bid. Qatar 2022 has selected a number of legends from the football world as global ambassadors for the bid including Josep Guardiola, Gabriel Batistuta, Roger Milla, Ronald De Boer and Bora Milutinovic.

The endorsement from the Arab ministers follows on from the pledge of support for the bid issued by the Arab Soccer Federation in Riyadh in December 2009.

Qatar, which hosted the highly successful Asian Games in 2006 and will host the Asian Cup football tournament in January 2011, has provided a compact, climate-controlled World Cup that will allow fans to see more than one game per day in a comfortable and exotic environment. Qatar intends to deploy low-carbon cooling technologies for stadiums and training grounds, which can then be used to help develop international football in other countries with warm climates.

http://www.worldfootballinsider.com/Story.aspx?id=33169

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Arab Sports Ministers Support Qatar's 2022 World Cup Bid

Qatar intends to deploy low-carbon cooling technologies for stadiums and training grounds, which can then be used to help develop international football in other countries with warm climates.

http://www.worldfootballinsider.com/Story.aspx?id=33169

And how do they intend to do that with wide-open stadia? :blink: I can understand how it's done at the new Cowboys' stadium in Dallas (OK, outside Big D)...but that's one stadium. So Qatar will build like 9 of those and training facilities as well...when they barely have enough native-born peoples to build their society? And then how do they get rid of all the overstaying Libyans, Pakistanis, Yemenis, etc....sleeper Al Qaeda-cells-to be after the Games?? :blink::blink:

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Blatter: Arab world deserves to host World Cup

DOHA, Qatar — FIFA president Sepp Blatter says the Arab world deserves to stage a World Cup, boosting Qatar's bid to host the tournament in 2022.

Blatter, in Doha to meet with Qatar's soccer officials, praised the bid's infrastructure on Saturday. He says the government's successful hosting of the 2006 Asian Games showed it was capable of organizing big international events.

He was careful not to openly endorse the Qatar bid, saying there was a long way to go before the hosts for 2018 and 2022 would be announced in December.

AP

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Blatter: Arab world deserves to host World Cup

DOHA, Qatar — FIFA president Sepp Blatter says the Arab world deserves to stage a World Cup, boosting Qatar's bid to host the tournament in 2022.

Blatter, in Doha to meet with Qatar's soccer officials, praised the bid's infrastructure on Saturday. He says the government's successful hosting of the 2006 Asian Games showed it was capable of organizing big international events.

He was careful not to openly endorse the Qatar bid, saying there was a long way to go before the hosts for 2018 and 2022 would be announced in December.

AP

You're an absolute douche Sepp Blatter.

Yes the Arab world has a part to play in world football, but not in the form of Qatar.

In the future, even Suadi Arabia, Pakistan, Iran (?) would be pushing it. Can we count Eygpt? Turkey?

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Except even women spectators, including Mrs. Blatter, would have to wear chadors and burkhas.

This is another of you racist, bigot post, anti-Muslim post.

You are entirely free to have and share your opinion about the Muslim world.

Making up facts in order for them to suit your fantasies is another matter.

Hopefully, you have never been to either Egypt or Turkey and we'll call you just ill-informed. Otherwise it is just pure lies and it makes you a very sad person.

And before you give me your usual "scr*w you, I don't give a sh*t about your opinion", be assure that I am not trying to change your mind just trying to make sure that no one will believe that what you just posted is a fact.

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Though we have just had Iran's women's football team thrown out of the Youth Games because they all "wanted" to wear Muslim headwear during matches. Baron's post wasn't that helpful but there's bound to be some friction in choosing a Middle Eastern host, and that's before we even get into whether it's responsible to let such a small country build a handful of large stadiums.

Turkey would be a very good bet for the future, and I suppose in the next few decades Africa will be in the running again; Egypt might well be doable by then. But Qatar...hmmm....and Iran....well, LOL is the only thing that comes to mind.

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Though we have just had Iran's women's football team thrown out of the Youth Games because they all "wanted" to wear Muslim headwear during matches. Baron's post wasn't that helpful but there's bound to be some friction in choosing a Middle Eastern host, and that's before we even get into whether it's responsible to let such a small country build a handful of large stadiums.

I think if the Iranian gals had their individual choice between keeping that dishrag on their heads or playing, I think they're modern-thinking enough to dump the rags and play. It's the (mostly male) overseers of their society and institutions that want to keep their women in shackles and such strictures so they retain their subservient role in their society. I actually feel sorry for those young gals. And they don't have the chutzpah to stand up to their male overseers either.

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they still do not spell out how they plan organize this event.

They can't. Because, like their athletes and audiences, they will be using imported foreign workers, granted overnight Qatari citizenship.

Edited by baron-pierreIV

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They can't. Because, like their athletes and audiences, they will be using imported foreign workers, granted overnight Qatari citizenship.

As much as I am against much of the way a lot of Musilm women live, we have to recognise that the wearing of certain clothing and the way gender plays a role in socity in a lot of these countries is widely accepted, understood and encouraged.

In the most part, Musilm women would be outraged if they were forced to move away from thousand-year-old tradition.

While I do not agree with how their societies operate, I respect their cultural identity and wouldn't force anything upon them.

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As much as I am against much of the way a lot of Musilm women live, we have to recognise that the wearing of certain clothing and the way gender plays a role in socity in a lot of these countries is widely accepted, understood and encouraged.

In the most part, Musilm women would be outraged if they were forced to move away from thousand-year-old tradition.

While I do not agree with how their societies operate, I respect their cultural identity and wouldn't force anything upon them.

A, what do the 'foreign worker' remarks have to do with wearing the hajib or burkha?? I think you got mixed up in your retorts. Loosen that burkha, man...it's cutting off the oxygen in your brain!! :D:D

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Qatar reveals stadia plans for World Cup 2022 bid

Qatar on Wednesday announced plans to build three new stadia and upgrade two more if its bid to host the 2022 World Cup is successful.

The new stadiums planned include Al-Shamal, which will accommodate 45,120 and will be located in the north of Qatar, the 45,330-seater Al-Khor stadium in the north east and the Al-Wakrah stadium, which will house 45,000 fans in the south of the country.

In addition, two existing stadiums will be expanded if Qatar wins the right to stage the FIFA World Cup. These include doubling the capacity of the Al Rayyan stadium in northwest of Doha to a capacity of 44,740 and doubling the capacity of the Al Gharafa stadium to 44,740.

“These plans show just how serious, innovative and focussed we are about hosting a FIFA World Cup that will deliver a fantastic experience for players, fans and the media," said Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, chairman of the Qatar 2022 bid.

"Our stadiums will have zero carbon cooling equipment utilising solar technology to ensure the temperature is no higher than 27 degrees Celsius, ensuring optimum playing conditions and a comfortable environment for fans.”

Hassan Abdulla Al Thawadi, chief executive of the Qatar 2022 bid, said the new stadiums would be linked with a new metro system and integrated into the bus network.

http://www.arabianbusiness.com/587031-qatar-reveals-stadia-plans-for-world-cup-2022-bid

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^^^ All of those capacities seem to be a bit small. Isn't the final supposed to seat 60,000 or more? Do they have other venues beside these five stadiums?

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