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After all of the hullabaloo, who here still thinks soccer/futbol is an absolute bore?

 
 
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 31 Oct, 2023 02:10 pm
Futbol fans! Are you excited to see another cruel, corrupt and malicious authoritarian state be awarded for their all around ... (well let's not beat around the bush) Evilness?

Saudi Arabia to host 2034 World Cup – what does it mean for football?

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FIFA and its president, Gianni Infantino, tell us regularly how the role of world football’s governing body is all about developing the sport across the world. FIFA’s website also tells us FIFA “is modernising football to be global, accessible and inclusive in all aspects. Not just on one or two continents, but everywhere”.

Now, mere reader, you might be wondering how being “inclusive in all aspects” translates to Saudi Arabia, where Amnesty International reported over 100 executions between January and October 2023 and where LGBTQ+ people are discriminated against in law, but that, according to FIFA’s president, is actually very exclusionary of you.

Other clues for why FIFA might enjoy a World Cup in Saudi Arabia may be traced back to an interview with Jerome Valcke, the former FIFA secretary general (later convicted by a Swiss court for accepting bribes), who said in 2013 that sometimes “less democracy is better for organising a World Cup”.


So? What are the Vegas odds on the survivability of this round of Middle Eastern slave labor used to build the World Cup infrastructure for Saudi Arabia?

About the same or will more slaves die during Saudi Arabia construction process than in Qatar?

Remember! It's just a game. The World's favorite deadly game if you will.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 31 Oct, 2023 02:47 pm
@tsarstepan,
I am disgusted with what has happened in the world of FOOTBALL.

The Saudis should never be allowed to host it.

Sports washing doesn't cut it.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 8 Nov, 2023 09:00 am
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:

Futbol fans! Are you excited to see another cruel, corrupt and malicious authoritarian state be awarded for their all around ... (well let's not beat around the bush) Evilness?

Saudi Arabia to host 2034 World Cup – what does it mean for football?


We have live poll sign!
Poll: 2034 World Cup?

Vote early. And with your $10k FIFA bribe? You can vote often as well.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 2 Dec, 2023 08:38 am
Germany have been crowned Under 17 World Cup winners after they beat France. (As in the final of the European Championship, the German U17 juniors also won against France in the final of the World Cup.)
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 21 Feb, 2024 02:03 pm

Plans to turn White Stadium into a soccer palace has sparked a huge controversy — and a lawsui
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The Emerald Necklace Conservancy are hopping mad — and raising valid concerns — about the city’s plans to transform White Stadium, in Franklin Park, into the new home of Boston’s expansion women’s professional soccer team.

Angry enough, in fact, that on Tuesday the conservancy sued Mayor Michelle Wu and other guardians of the stadium, charging that the city is ramming through an ill-considered proposal that will do harm to neighbors of the park, particularly in Roxbury
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