1. SubscriberPonderable
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    13 Oct '21 12:08
    In my opinion the whole thing is a big problem. But no nation (at least none of the nations which have any chance to win) will boycott the event.

    Lets see how the "Winter chamionship" will unfold.
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    @ponderable said
    In my opinion the whole thing is a big problem. But no nation (at least none of the nations which have any chance to win) will boycott the event.

    Lets see how the "Winter chamionship" will unfold.
    The problem in my head is that I don't trust FIFA so I naturally assume this is about corruption.

    If it wasn't about corruption and the question was about moving the timing of the event as a way of maximising the number of countries in the world that are able to host the world's game that would be harder to know how I felt.
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    @ponderable said
    In my opinion the whole thing is a big problem. But no nation (at least none of the nations which have any chance to win) will boycott the event.

    Lets see how the "Winter chamionship" will unfold.
    the way it will unfold, England will win it
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    @ponderable said
    In my opinion the whole thing is a big problem. But no nation (at least none of the nations which have any chance to win) will boycott the event.

    Lets see how the "Winter chamionship" will unfold.
    So many reasons not to have it in Qatar it's shocking they were even considered but then the same with the Saudi takeover at Newcastle, money and corruption win in the end. Russia wasn't an ideal choice either but at the very least they have a semi competitive team and have a history in the game.
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    14 Oct '21 22:49
    Can anyone name one decent Qatar player?
    Apart from Eric Clapton, I am struggling!
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    15 Oct '21 06:50
    To be fair Qatar won the Asian Championship 2019...so they should be at least semi competitive.

    But that BIG Money buys Sports is nothing new. And yes germany had a problem too with buying the 2006 championship, a reason for shame
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    @ponderable said
    To be fair Qatar won the Asian Championship 2019...so they should be at least semi competitive.

    But that BIG Money buys Sports is nothing new. And yes germany had a problem too with buying the 2006 championship, a reason for shame
    2006 was our year.
    Germany won in Brazil.
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    @woofwoof said
    2006 was our year.
    Germany won in Brazil.
    Germany wo in Brazil 2014 (in my recollection) Italy won 2006.

    But that the Championship was held in Germany was due to bribery. And that is a dark chapter in the vita of Franz Beckenbauer, who has been a great footballer (World champion in 1974)
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    @ponderable said
    Germany wo in Brazil 2014 (in my recollection) Italy won 2006.

    But that the Championship was held in Germany was due to bribery. And that is a dark chapter in the vita of Franz Beckenbauer, who has been a great footballer (World champion in 1974)
    Oh, I see what you were referring to in that post.
    I thought you were saying that Germany won in 2006.

    Yes, I agree about the corruption during those years. Much of it can be attributed to Sepp Blatter. The fish rots from the head down, they say.
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