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    Putin already knew Russia was going to win on wednesday. And then he boarded a plane two hours before the vote took place on thursday.

    I've no problem with Russia as the WC host, but I don't harbor any illusions, the choice was about gas Rubles - otherwise England should have won. England's chance of winning after the BBC (and other British media) accused the FIFA of corruption didn't help either, I'm afraid. But I bet the BBC alreadt knew England was not going win this time. And now the tabloids declared a cold war on Russia.

    The Low Countries bid didn't stand a chance, even though it survived the first round. The decision which country hosts is always in the hands of higher powers - and among other things, they see to it that the African and Caribbean votes are bought.

    Qatar also tried to host the opening race of the Tour de France 2009 (!), they proposed to build a tunnel, several miles long. The race would take place in the tunnel. The Tour de France organisators declined, officially because of the difficulties of transporting the whole circus to the Middle East and back to France again. They're willing to pay any price, if they want something over there in Qatar.
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    Chlodovech.... I hate your avatar.....can you possibly have something that is Germanic rather than that dark garb? Your choice of course and its only a little protest coz the image gives me the creeps..
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    I believe Qatar is playing the part of regional host, meaning some of the games (leading up to the final) will take place in neighboring oil sheikdoms, such as Kuwait, Bahrain & the UAE. Don't many Europeans already winter in those countries?

    Bill Clinton was lobbying hard to get the WC for America, but hardly anyone in America cars about the WC, except for immigrants who cheers for their home countries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Untersberger View Post
    Chlodovech.... I hate your avatar.....can you possibly have something that is Germanic rather than that dark garb?
    I'm just a sucker for everything remotely medieval, or possessing a medieval atmosphere. And it's that dark time of the year again over here, I'm all snowed in, and the avatar reflects my mood.

    Quote Originally Posted by Untersberger
    Your choice of course and its only a little protest coz the image gives me the creeps..
    Well, if you're putting it that way, I'll change my avatar. I wouldn't want any members to have nightmares about the Holy Inquisition.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aemeric
    I believe qatar is playing the part of regional host, meaning some of the games (leading up to the final) will take place in neighboring oil sheikdoms, such as Kuwait, Bahrain & the UAE. Don't many Europeans already winter in those countries?
    I don't know Æmeric, that's not the case, I think. The 32 qualified teams will play all their games in Qatar, unless I'm missing something. And I'm under the impression that retired, succesfull selfmade men from NW-Europe might go to their second house in southern Europe around this time of the year, mostly to France, Spain or Italy - but the Middle East? Hmm...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chlodovech View Post

    I don't know Æmeric, that's not the case, I think. The 32 qualified teams will play all their games in Qatar, unless I'm missing something.
    Are there enough stadiums in Qatar to hold all of the matches?

    And I'm under the impression that retired, succesfull selfmade men from NW-Europe might go to their second house in southern Europe around this time of the year, mostly to France, Spain or Italy - but the Middle East? Hmm...
    I know the European Tour have some of their tournaments in the Gulf States in the winter months. I was also under the impression that the Gulf sheikdoms had become destination resorts for Europeans - weird as it sounds. Sun & shopping. A lot of those real estate developements, like in Dubai, were marketed to Europeans. Or maybe it is just certain Europeans nationalities (Britons for example) who are attracted to the Persian Gulf as a vaction destination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Æmeric View Post
    Are there enough stadiums in Qatar to hold all of the matches?
    I´ve read that most of them doesn´t exist right now. They need to build them first and then they want to deconstruct them after the World Cup and ship them to Third World countries.

    A look on Google Maps proves that Katar (the German word for it) is nothing else than a giant sand dune with Muslims.

    http://maps.google.de/maps?hl=de&q=K...-8&sa=N&tab=wl

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thusnelda View Post
    I´ve read that most of them doesn´t exist right now. They need to build them first and then they want to deconstruct them after the World Cup and ship them to Third World countries.
    It's a good thing. For all we know, they've never seen metal and plastic parts down there, and might think it's something edible. That way, half of them cease to complain about hunger, and the other half dies from lead poisoning.
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    They will have trouble with fans drinking alcohol on the streets, ladies wearing skimpy cloth, people making remarks about their muslim attitudes.

    it seems more an explosive mixture: muslim austerity and soccer festival.
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    Wasn't a british couple once jailed for publically kissing/holding hands in Dubai?
    I suppose that Qatar is not that different from Dubai.

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    As far as I know FIFA always cared more about money than sports and competition. For them football is one big industry where you make money by selling games and overpriced tickets. Football hooligans on Birmingham derby made problems right before FIFA would decide weather England is able to host World Cup so that might be the reason why England isn't the host.


    Qatar wasn't big surprise for me, even Bosnia has bigger football tradition. They also built good looking stadiums and they find solution to their extremly hot climate. They will have air conditioning on the outdoors stadium .
    I heard talk about Qatar removing their ban on alcohol during World Cup but that won't happen. You can't be seen drunk in public and you can't even kiss on the stadium . For me Qatar is a big NO when it comes to World Cup.
    Football is supposed to be place where you can get a beer and watch your favorite team compete against other teams in sporty manner, where there are no politics, all kinds of commercials, fights and things such as that, but football today is nothing like that (especially in my area).

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