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    Shock Horror

    So further news showing how corrupt the bidding process for the world cup is.

    As if we didn't already realise it was a ****ing joke anyway.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/26629152

    Qatar's World Cup organising committee has defended its bid to host the 2022 tournament following newspaper claims casting doubt on the process.

    Former Fifa vice-president Jack Warner and his family were paid more than 1m by a company owned by an ex-football official from Qata

    The newspaper claims Warner and his sons appear to have been paid 1.2m by a company owned by Mohamed Bin Hammam.
    Some of the payments were allegedly made shortly after Qatar won the right to host the 2022 World Cup.

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    I think everyone knew this as soon as the country was revealed... We put in a fantastic bid and already have the infrastructure in place yet we lose to a country who has lots more money, corruption is commonplace and to a country who didn't even take into account how hot the temperature will be when the World Cup will be run...

    But as they say.... money talks....

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    Didn't we loose out to Russia? I thought Japan lost out to Qatar.

    IIRC Japan's bid involved setting up holographic projectors in a number of major stadiums around the world, and then streaming the hologram of the game being played onto the pitch to give the illusion the game was being played there

    That bid was rejected in favour of 50 degrees, a country without stadiums and by the looks of things shocking human rights violations.

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    So.... what now...? Bid to pass to USA or will UK actually get the bid as we deserve..?

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    Nowt will happen, someone will be handed an envelope full of pictures of the queen and it will all go quiet.

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    I wonder whether this might be something to do with the fact they have also realised that a country thats melting hot and where beer, shouting, homosexuality and unmarried couples are all illegal may not be the best place to hold a World Cup. Not to mention their total lack of football history of course.

    In a Keegan style, I would love it if the bid process opened again but I cant see it happening
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    They also said because of the heat it would be held Nov/Dec, well thats all the European seasons fooked for that year

    Its as dodgy as fook as no one in their right mind would give a summer football comp to Qatar (or anyone else in the middle east)
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    I'm surprised the figure of $3m is all thats being banded about, is that all it takes to buy the world cup??

    I recon truckloads more cash were used, and a bunch went to the bent shit-hole African countries, where corruption is more a perk of the job than an actual problem.

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