Qatar should give FIFA back the World Cup

Dipti

How does typing out your response in caps make it more effective?! Ouch, I can almost hear you screaming that out...
I should think treating labourers like your menial slaves with no rights should be more hurtful to a 'nation's pride', perhaps?!

Sobieski

Look like Arabian Business is becoming an anti-Qatar propaganda machine.

If you want to criticize, apply the same standard to everyone and don't be selective.

What about all the previous world cups, winter and summer Olympics, all the other major events taking places in the GCC countries ? ? ?

Telcoguy

> Look like Arabian Business is becoming an anti-Qatar propaganda machine.

kind of

> If you want to criticize, apply the same standard to everyone and don't be selective.

Great advice!

> What about all the previous world cups, winter and summer Olympics,

You mean like Moscow in 1980 (boycotted by most western countries) or all the doubts about Brazil readiness for the world cup and olympics? The parliamentary commission investigating (with little success) the deaths of construction workers during Italy rush to finish the stadiums? or India's commonwealth games a few years ago?
Or even the somehow muted criticism of South Africa when they got the World Cup ? I agree they got a free pass

Big world events attract scrutiny. Big news

Are you sure that your lack of memory of previous criticism is due to a vast media conspiracy? Or maybe you simply did not pay attention (selection bias anyone)?

> all the other major events taking places in the GCC countries ? ? ?

Like what?

ceepee koya

You rightly said David...
but you should know that this is what others including AB wants to happen...

There are other factors needs to investigate in view of the current political polarization particularly amongst rich GCC / ME countries Vs Qatar and they might be fueling deliberately in stead of looking thru a more broader vision. probably these thugs don't need any positive attribution to be feathered on Qatar.....though FIFA awarding to a GCC country should be considered as a recoginition for all such as South African event considered as an African event.

Bob

Good grief. Looks like very few commentators here actually read the article. Instead you've taken this as another excuse to just howl long and hard about the injustices you feel exist when anyone even talks about the 2022 WC award to Qatar, followed up by a whole scoop of paranoia mixed in with what you perceive to be anti-Qatar, anti-Gulf, anti-Arab sentiment.
This article has merely reported the facts surrounding the latest FIFA move to question the original award to Qatar for a summer tournament and opined that given the inevitable moves FIFA will now make, it might be a sensible course of action for the Qatari delegates to pre-empt FIFA's likely decision to change the dates and instead hand the award of the tournament back with good grace.
Streuth! Some of you would have the journalist hanging from a lamp post and yet you've not even read his article properly!

Well Wisher

being true to oneself is always better as practically it would be hell of job to host world cup during scortching heat so it is better to return it with thanks instead of even hosting in winter as it would lead to another kind of mind game by europeans

David Matyus

This is pure journalistic rubbish designed to fuel the current firestorm discussions in the global press concerning FIFA and Qatar's right to hold the 2022 event. Mr Bhoyrul and AB.com should be totally ashamed of their negative and provoking statements which can only do harm to this issue.

Ceepee Koya

You rightly said David...
but you should know that this is what others including AB wants to happen...

There are other factors needs to investigate in view of the current political polarization particularly amongst rich GCC / ME countries Vs Qatar and they might be fueling deliberately in stead of looking thru a more broader vision. probably these thugs don't need any positive attribution to be feathered on Qatar.....though FIFA awarding to a GCC country should be considered as a recoginition for all such as South African event considered as an African event.

Ann

First thing, my comment was not published completely. How come?
Second thing, Paul, are you mocking the essence of your civilization voting system?!!! Didn't your civilization impose its ethics and structure on others so we all become civilized like you guys!!! And now when we play your game by your own rules and we win suddenly its not democratic any more. Ah... of course... its only democratic when you guys win!!!!!!

Telcoguy

Hi Ann,
First, your comment was not published because someone at AB decided it was not fit to print, I am sure mine will also be mutilated. There is not such a thing as right to free speech here, you should know
Second, "One Country, One Vote" is not really the "essence of Paul's civilization voting system" It actually reminds me of the Ancien Regime's voting system (the General Estates). In fact giving a country like Luxembourg (or Qatar or Comoros) the same weight as USA (or Nigeria or Brazil) is not "essentially democratic". You may want to think a little about this
While I do not want to disrupt your enraged indignation (is that the essence of your civilization?) I am afraid that once again there is no basis for that, I am sorry as I am sure you are truly enjoying your indignation at our flagrant hypocrisy and all that
So finally, I personally doubt that Qatar can organize this, based
purely on their track record. And moving it to winter would open a new can of worms.

Philip

Just another silly article from AB. "Its leaders have quietly turned it into one of the world?s richest nations" These are natural resources which the leaders had no part in the creation of and generally foreign companies found, extract and ship out of the country. Just lucky pitching up their tents in the right spot years ago.
As for the world cup, FIFA and Qatar must be deluded if they think it can be hosted in the city state at any time of the year. Qatar wants to ban perfumes and aftershaves that contain alcohol ! what is it going to do with 20 or 30 thousand Europeans supporting their country wanting a cold beer?

F backer

Philip,

Many countries have vast natural resources but they have hardly benefited the nation due to corruptions, lack of will etc. in this case qudos to Qatar leadership. Its not about being just lucky.

secondly who said alcohol is a must in every event.Cultural differences are bound to happen when it comes to world wide hosting. Qatar has mentioned they will allow alcohol sales in fanzones. I think this is good enough.

Lets stop looking at these nitty grities and allow the world cup hosting to travel far and wide accross different cultures who are accomodating like in this case Qatar is for the event.

abusidra

I smell jealousy. Best of luck Qatar.

Ann

I really don't understand why there is an argument in the its place. Qatar was allowed to bid. The WC committee new about the heat issue. Qatar showed how it will handle it. The committee was impressed. The Committee awarded Qatar the bid. Qatar won WC 2022 fair and square. Decision is FINAL.
People, clubs and nations must respect the democratic voting process which awarded Qatar the bid.

Telcoguy

I am confused now, so democracy is good for FIFA but bad for Qatar

Seriously guys, whoever is doing the censoring of the news should remove these appeals to democracy.

Just a reminder for Ann, clubs may decide nto to release their players for the WC and FIFA will be unable to do anything about it

Paul

democratic vote?! lol
I've heard it called several thing$ but never "democratic vote"!


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