Qatar 2022

Discussion in 'General Football' started by cwy21, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. tototoner

    tototoner SC Supporter

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    I think that's easy to answer, throw more money at it
     
  2. hellava_tough

    hellava_tough Well-Known Member

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    Haha, yeah usually it would be

    But in this case the risk might be connected to regional powers, with the support of the world's most powerful nation, looking to nobble Qatar through intelligence and militarily means; not exactly something you can just throw money at
     
  3. Danners9

    Danners9 Used in a Squad Rotation system

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    [​IMG]

    So they've opened a case against the head of BeIN sports, who happens to be the PSG chairman, about bribing Valcke over TV rights.
     
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  4. Bus-Conductor

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    What would be even more interesting would be to know who commissioned/paid for the report.
     
  5. talkshowhost86

    talkshowhost86 Mod-Moose Staff

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    My biggest concern is that the report was from Cornerstone Global.

    I'm fairly certain they're the chaps that send me my shaving kit every month, so they've got no business advising on this.
     
  6. ExpatFan

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    About time. Khelaifi, before becoming Qatar's bagman at PSG, was head of Al Jazeera Sport, renamed BeIN to distance themselves from being associated with Qatar's bribed World Cup bid.
    You must all understand the Qatari mindset. Everyone has his price... and if he doesn't, then he's not worth buying. I can tell you... there will be people back in Doha absolutely bricking themselves about this news.
     
  7. Danners9

    Danners9 Used in a Squad Rotation system

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    https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/feb/14/fa-qatar-friendlies-england-partnership

    The Football Association has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Qatar Football Association ahead of the Gulf State hosting the 2022 World Cup.

    Three years after Greg Dyke, FA chairman at the time, described Qatar being awarded the World Cup as “the worst moment in Fifa’s history”, his successor Greg Clarke was in Doha to forge links with the country.

    As part of the cooperation deal, the two countries have committed to exploring the possibility of arranging friendlies across age groups.

    “The FA is pleased to commit to this knowledge-sharing partnership with the Qatar Football Association,” Clarke said.

    “We have a long history of collaboration with various national associations to share knowledge and experience to support the development of football.

    “For Qatar, developing the game across the country is a key objective as they approach the hosting of the Fifa World Cup in 2022.”
     
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  8. worcestersauce

    worcestersauce "I'm no optimist I'm just a prisoner of hope

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    A knowledge sharing partnership? I wonder what knowledge the Qatar Football Association can offer the FA, how to win a world cup bid perhaps?
     
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  9. Danners9

    Danners9 Used in a Squad Rotation system

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    How to offer and how to accept a bribe, which is what this is. The UK and Qatar have an important business relationship and Qatar uses football to expand its reach.
     
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  10. absolute bobbins

    absolute bobbins Vous Êtes Des Assassins

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    fixed
     
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  11. Tucker

    Tucker Caaaaaarl!

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    The FA should be ashamed of themselves.
     
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  12. 'O Zio

    'O Zio Well-Known Member

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    Fucking joke it really is.
     

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