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Discussion in 'General Football' started by Spurslove, Nov 21, 2016.
Of course, it was Bilbao. My mistake.
I'm not so sure Putin bears any such feelings about protecting or promoting the name of Russia. If he did, he would never have let the name of Russia descend down the shitter in the entire world of sport. State sponsored doping of athletes, with more names being 'outed' seemingly on a daily basis from Pyeongchang and little or no public condemnation of their notorious band of army trained thugs poisoning international football tournaments.
If there are any serious problems with gangs of trained thugs at the next World Cup, the modus operandi is generally to blame anyone else for them.
Several media reports (not sure on the accuracy) are reporting the Russian authorities are permitting cocaine etc in the stadiums.
Obviously people take.it before anyway. But how will they know what is a hazardous substance and what is potentially dodgy?
Hopefully this row wil escalate and England will boycott the World Cup. International football is just shit and I'd like our better players to have the summer off and not have to tolerate the mediocrity that is the England Team.
It's just a shame that player's ultimate aim is to represent their countries, especially in a World Cup.
Not much you can do about that.
Unless your name is Ryan Giggs.
But Wales were crap when Giggs was playing (still are) and never made it to a major international tournament.
Everyone should boycott it. The overwhelming likelihood is Russia will win it anyway. Why? Because Putin will pay alot of money to make it so. And FIFA is all about the money. He has a habit of fixing sporting events. Just look at the KHL. Its openly being fixed in favor or Putin’s favored team “for the good of the motherland.” Dont forget, he also had the WC host bidding fixed(as did Qatar, tbf).
I'm boycotting it on account of Russia being full of ****s.
Gonna be a shit WC
We will. England players haven't been turning up to World Cups since 1994.
Germany is apparently considering joining an England boycott - the editor of Bild (think the Sun in German) has just said his paper would support it.
We can also count on Scotland being behind an England withdrawal
Ireland sends her approval!
Denmark needs all the help she can get, so we're in.
I don’t mind binning off this and the next one.
To be honest I wouldn't mind if England boycotted all future World Cups. Russia, Qatar, a 48-team tournament, I'm getting to the point I couldn't give a shit about international football.
Wonder if there could be an ‘alternative WC’ hosted by UK/Germany/Spain/US and with all the boycotting nations?
And even then it was as spectators.
That would be cool. Do one in 2022 as well.
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