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Discussion in 'FIFA and Tournaments' started by Nico Limmat, Jun 21, 2019.
well, the fat lady has finaly something to do
It's an analogy. If you want a different one, let's say a school principal commits a major crime. Would you assume that all the teachers are criminals? If anything, I would feel sorry for teachers who aren't criminals if a whole school got bad publicity because of the principal. I known I'm not going to convince you, and as I said I wanted the United bid by far, but the Moroccan bid can be called worse without talking about corruption.
Is there any news about the topic? Does CAF need to make any decisions soon? When will CAF decide their WCQ format and schedule?
‘Toxic’ CAF in danger of alienating sponsors unless it cleans up, says agency source
Zelkifli Ngoufonja calls on Africa to reject FIFA takeover and elect their own leaders
A long-form read on the mess in the CAF (and Infantino's own responsibility).
But would you make the argument that Concacaf is so corrupt that the USA should not be considered a better choice than any alternate choice?
If the dots can be connected in a similar fashion that a corrupt leader of CONCACAF is going to strong arm his way into reaping the benefits of the World Cup and use it in a corrupt manner then sure.
But that has not happened.
But that dots are in your head, well your gut I guess.
Dude did pull a Blatter and paid 20 thousands dollars to some Federation presidents, presumably to get elected.
His arrest is for taking bribes from a French company.
That is what happens when you deal with FIFA, shit the whole organization is corrupt as fvck, yet countries fall all over themselves to bid for the world cup rights.
Where there is smoke there is fire.
Stop... you're making a fool of yourself...
The Morocco FA being close to someone who is crooked was the one making a fool of themselves.
Back to the issue at hand...
African nations dutifully follow FIFA line on World Cup TV rights takeover:
I wonder if beIN Sports USA will still have CAF qualifiers. Even if they have the rights, they might not show Round 1. The Group Stage begins in March 2020.
On a tangential side note, I'm biting my nails wondering if they'll retain the CONMEBOL WCQ, since they've burned all the bridges with Xfinity. Might have to look into Sling TV...
https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/...world-cup-2022tm-live-on-fifa-com-and-youtube says FIFA is streaming CAF WCQs.
Yep - pretty much all of them so far (I think 1 wasn't).
Amazing mix of pitch standards through some of these - the one in Paynesville had a huge part that looked awful.
Has CAF cut its own safety net with its financial tightrope walk?
It's all a very messy affair at CAF...
Osasu Obayiuwana: Who sets Africa’s agenda? – Its elected leaders? Or Europeans?
Interview: Former CAF finance boss lifts lid on Africa’s money pit
FIFA are no longer involved in the CAF affairs and it sounds like Samoura and Infantino ruffled some feathers:
So it sounds like Concacaf has nothing to worry about: the biennial Gold Cup is wildly profitable and infrastructure isn't an issue. A FIFA president actually concerned with fairness would question the US hosting each time, but Infantino's made clear that in his FIFA, profit beats tradition.
https://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/who-we-are/news/project-african-football-to-the-top-of-the-world is titled "Project African football to the top of the world."
https://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/who-we-are/news/fifa-mission-in-caf-successfully-completed is titled "FIFA mission in CAF successfully completed."
I like this... the top clubs will have to join continental league but will have to pay 100m for it. While those clubs can't, for instance, produce proper match highlights video.
Can't wait to see it.
CAF in crisis: PwC audit report finds financial records ‘untrustworthy’ and full of holes:
I guess these are the holes CAF has to plug with annual national team competitions - between the AFCON and CHAN.
CAF are in dire need of a cleansing. Like CONCACAF a few years ago.
Osasu Obayiuwana: Will PwC audit bring a day of reckoning for CAF’s toxic culture: