FIFA: Re-run of 2022 World Cup vote a possibility

Discussion in 'USA Men: News & Analysis' started by LiverAndPineapple, May 19, 2011.

  1. LiverAndPineapple

    May 7, 2008
    Wow. Let's get Blatter re-elected. Don't want Bin Hammam anywhere near this.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/...-a-possibility-says-sepp-blatter-2286380.html
     
  2. El Michael

    El Michael Member

    Dec 17, 2009
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  3. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34ag4nkSh7Q"]YouTube - ‪I See Nothing - Sgt Schultz‬‏[/ame]

    We have to start somewhere, and the way to start is to follow the British lead and abstain from voting for either Blatter or Bin Hamman, showing some independence (from Warner and his CONCACAF 'voting block') and proper disdain for the two candidates.
     
  4. El Niño Orgulloso

    Jul 5, 2009
    Houston, TX
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    This is Blatter's way forcing Mohammed Bin Ham to drop from the race.

    Until that happens, all this talk will continue. It is in the US interest for the Arab to keep going, maybe Blatter will punish him for it, by taking away the World Cup that Quatar bought fair & square. :)

    Blatter is ruthless, lol!
     
  5. Maximum Optimal

    Maximum Optimal Member+

    Jul 10, 2001
    There is a deal here for bin Hammam to cut. Let's see if he stays in the race.
     
  6. FC Tallavana

    FC Tallavana Member+

    Jul 1, 2004
    The desert
    Why wouldn't they want to hold another vote? I would think another round of bribes would be great for FIFA officials.
     
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  7. Soccer888

    Soccer888 Member

    Mar 28, 2011
    I hope it happens, MLS will gain so much from a 2022 World Cup in the USA.
     
  8. whitecloud

    whitecloud Member+

    Jan 25, 2009
    Gulf Shores, AL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm not sure MLS really benefits that much. The league is nearing a mature level with 20 teams, most of the league playing in their own stadiums, and attendance and tv revenue at their best levels. Hosting another World Cup isn't suddenly going to see MLS teams abandoning their own stadiums to play in 70,000 seaters. We've moved past needing the World Cup to grow the league. We might even have moved past needing the Cup to grow the game.
     
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  9. england66

    england66 Member+

    Jan 6, 2004
    dallas, texas
    This is a tricky one....Blatter could get him to drop out yet have Qatar keep 2022....interesting to see if Blatter is that "transparent"....
     
  10. lurking

    lurking Member+

    Feb 9, 2002
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think you may not be cynical enough. ;)

    No seriously.

    It could be a flat out warning to anyone who runs against him, you come at me, I cut you off at the knees. If Hammam doesn't have the votes anyways, and he probably doesn't, Blatter may demand other considerations from Hammam and his allies. It doesn't do him much good to force a guy out transparently if Blatter was already going to win, but this gives him a ton of leverage on Hammam that he can use to squeeze him for even trying.
     
  11. england66

    england66 Member+

    Jan 6, 2004
    dallas, texas
    Why do Gulati and Blazer continue to back the biggest, most blatant crook in world soccer, Jack Warner and, by extension, Blatter...??....why...?? they KNOW he's a crook...
     
  12. Matt in the Hat

    Matt in the Hat Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 21, 2002
    Brooklyn
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Don't want it. Not interested in any more FIFA tournaments.

    We should support the Aussies in full if a re-vote happens.
     
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  13. Maximum Optimal

    Maximum Optimal Member+

    Jul 10, 2001
    There is something to be said for our supporting Australia if a re-vote happens. It seems to me our paramount interest should be to exploit these scandals to get as comprehensive a set of reforms as possible for FIFA. And our ability to accomplish this will be enhanced if we cannot be accused of acting in a self-interested manner. So let's pass on 2022 and back the Aussies if it comes to a re-vote.

    If it turns out that Australia's hosting the WC in 2022 rules out a bid from China or some oil-rich Middle Eastern country in 2026, well that's just um shall we say incidental.
     
  14. Wessoman

    Wessoman Member+

    Sep 26, 2005
    Austin, TX
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hehehe.

    I can't believe what I am reading, because I LOVE THIS.

    The US dropping out of 2022 in a revote completely destroys a mythology that will be batted around the Arab world that the Americans cried foul, got a revote, and get a World Cup. The US knows that supporting Australia will guarantee CONCACAF getting the 2026 World cup (Go USA) and shut Asia out for another 3-4 cycles.

    Even worse, FIFA will have to play in a timezone that is not conducive to European TV, and businessmen would be wary of Australia considering their bid didn't exactly impress. The businessworld will want the USA- The midday games, the big numbers, etc. Because they remembered 1994. The idea of FIFA begging for the US to host the world cup while we sat on the sidelines would be superb.

    Maybe the US will take the bid, but insist that our games be played in US primetime, at night, completely European unfriendly. Players would like it after the near heatstrokes of 1994, and the US audience would make 1994's numbers pale in comparison.

    The only thing funnier would be if Australia were so sickened by everything they too abstain. With a revote, the corruption will be completely on the table, and now FIFA would be forced to play it's world cup in 2022 in Qatar, knowing that it was bought.

    Honestly, I hope the US gets the 2022 World Cup. But I'd gladly give that up if I can see Blatter, Warner, and Bin Hammam all squirm with digraceful resignation, get caught in bankruptcy, or get placed behind bars. So, any revote is a win-win, and by not having one, FIFA's credibility is still lower than Dominique Strauss-Kahn's.
     
  15. StevenTacle

    StevenTacle New Member

    Apr 8, 2011
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Does Qatar even have a national team?
     
  16. papermache16

    papermache16 Member+

    Jan 30, 2009
    Club:
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    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Brazil B Team...
     
  17. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
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    More like a Brazil ZZZZZZ team.:D
     
  18. Maximum Optimal

    Maximum Optimal Member+

    Jul 10, 2001
    Actually, this is one more reason to be concerned about bin Hammam winning. FIFA can make further changes to the rules about when a player can become eligible to play for another country. Under bin Hammam, changes that undermine the integrity of the product on the field are something that we should be concerned about.
     
  19. StevenTacle

    StevenTacle New Member

    Apr 8, 2011
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Even Brazil's Z Team can still beat them. Asuming such team exists.
     
  20. whitecloud

    whitecloud Member+

    Jan 25, 2009
    Gulf Shores, AL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  21. Matt in the Hat

    Matt in the Hat Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 21, 2002
    Brooklyn
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No. It has 50
     
  22. schrutebuck

    schrutebuck Member+

    Jul 26, 2007
    Nah we just naturalize the best of the rest of the world as well. ;)
     
  23. StevenTacle

    StevenTacle New Member

    Apr 8, 2011
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's either the dumbest post I've seen or the worst joke I've seen.
    And what I mean when I say "Do they have a national team"
    I ment that in a sarcastic way.. You never even here about them.
     
  24. Matt in the Hat

    Matt in the Hat Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 21, 2002
    Brooklyn
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Accurate. America has 50 national teams

    Canada
    Mexico
    United States
    Belize
    Costa Rica
    El Salvador
    Guatemala
    Honduras
    Nicaragua
    Panama
    Anguilla
    Antigua and Barbuda
    Aruba
    Bahamas
    Barbados
    Bermuda
    British Virgin Islands
    Cayman Islands
    Cuba
    Curaçao
    Dominica
    Dominican Republic
    French Guiana
    Grenada
    Guadeloupe
    Guyana
    Haiti
    Jamaica
    Martinique
    Montserrat
    Puerto Rico
    Saint Kitts and Nevis
    Saint Lucia
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    Saint-Martin
    Sint Maarten
    Suriname
    Trinidad and Tobago
    Turks and Caicos Islands
    U.S. Virgin Islands
    Argentina
    Bolivia
    Brazil
    Chile
    Colombia
    Ecuador
    Paraguay
    Peru
    Uruguay
    Venezuela
     
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  25. schrutebuck

    schrutebuck Member+

    Jul 26, 2007
    Which one are you talking about - North America, South America, or USA? Waiting for mods to close
     

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