Qatar should give FIFA back the World Cup

Ronald

South Africa lost a fortune on the World Cup, Fifa, lead by that ghastly despot Blather, walked all over the country, the laws and the people and made promises of investment in soccer and other upliftment projects, almost none of which has seen the light of day. It is accept in SA that people took huge bribes, Cape Town is saddled with a falling down white elephant of a stadium it cannot afford to keep open and only Fifa made a profit, as always, from colonising. If Qatar had any sense they would realise they have lost the battle and the war. Not even Kazakhstan will send a team.

rafiq

Qatar should start Nitaqat-style cleansing to eradicate paid propaganda like this.

chalky6766

@rafiq- "paid propaganda", "Nitaqat-style" cleansing, this is the World Cup your statement precisely personifies your clear misunderstanding of the situation at hand. This is football not some kind of East vs West battle.

Hdee

I think it would be better to get out with clean hands , rather than falling into losses . The $5M that was given away is nothing compared to the Billions that Doha would be spending in the coming years !

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!!!!!!


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