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Discussion in 'FIFA and Tournaments' started by Nico Limmat, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. AlbertCamus

    AlbertCamus Member+

    Colorado Rapids
    Sep 2, 2005
    Colorado, USA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    The weird thing is FIFA and the continental governing bodies don't seem that concerned to host events in front of near empty stadiums. It is one of the problems with the Club World Club and other events. I think they should discount tickets to get full stadiums to make the TV product better. They always tell us the real money is in TV and sponsors anyway.
     
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  2. andregunts

    andregunts Member

    Real Madrid
    Jamaica
    Jun 13, 2018
    Nat'l Team:
    Jamaica
    Yup, when I went to South Africa for 2010 a couple of the games were about half filled. The recessions was going on at the time and FIFA knew before hand. They werent handing out "free tickets" to any locals.

    It was such an awesome time because I got some really good seats at matches I didnt buy tickets before hand for like $5 USD from locals outside the stadium that bought their tickets for cheap.
     
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  3. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    Maybe by 2022 travel to Qatar may be even more restricted than it already is in the area:
    https://www.vox.com/2020/2/26/21150529/italy-coronavirus-south-korea
    "Iran and Italy are also on the list, and over the last week, large outbreaks have emerged in these countries, too.

    With the scope of this outbreak rapidly changing, the researchers just updated their models in a yet-to-be-published study focused on how the coronavirus disease will likely spread from Iran. They found Iran probably has thousands more cases within its borders than we currently know. And they predict that we can expect outbreaks with links back to Iran in Turkey, UAE, Iraq, Qatar and Georgia, among other countries. In Europe, they predict Germany, France, and Italy are also places at higher risk of imported cases from Iran. "
     
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  4. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    The virus probably won't survive the warmer weather that spring will bring in less than two months from now, nevermind 3 springs and 3 summers.
     
  5. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    #3605 HomietheClown, Feb 29, 2020
    Last edited: Feb 29, 2020
    You never know.

    But when Iran is one of your biggest allies in the area and China is providing much of your fuel/ energy and other products...
    ... things could get a lot worse before they get better..
     
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  6. almango

    almango Member+

    Sydney FC
    Australia
    Nov 29, 2004
    Bulli, Australia
    Club:
    Sydney FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
  7. JLSA

    JLSA Member

    Nov 11, 2003
  8. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    Rumors are swirling that the CONMEBOL qualifiers will also be postponed.

    I don't know when they will play them though. Maybe creating a February 2021 FIFA break like the old days? Or creating one in July of 2021?

    It is all one big mess and headache.
     
  9. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    Seems like there is space to move the inter-confederation playoffs to June 2022. Especially if other confederations are behind schedule too.

    Never understood why those playoffs were so early in the first place. I don't even see a big problem with moving them to Sept 2022 if necessary.
     
  10. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    From a tactical stand point if I had to wait from November to June to play a playoff match against a team from another continent I would be a little bit ticked off to say the least. My team could be totally different in half a year's time and their team as well.


    I like the way it is set up for normal World Cups. October you know who makes the Playoffs.
    November you face the team.

    Thanks Qatar.
     
  11. Paul Calixte

    Paul Calixte Moderator
    Staff Member

    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Theoretically, they could just push ALL of WCQ back a matchday (i.e. starting in June 2020 and ending in March 2022), so it would still be the same 3-month gap between the end of WCQ and the playoffs.

    ...except for Concacaf, who planned to have everything wrapped up by October 2021 originally.
     
  12. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    I was thinking about that too but that schedule would step on the Copa America's toes.
    Unless they cancel that maybe.
     
  13. Paul Calixte

    Paul Calixte Moderator
    Staff Member

    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not necessarily - Conmebol would just have the WCQ in the following windows:

    September 2020
    October 2020
    November 2020
    March 2021
    June 2021
    September 2021
    October 2021
    November 2021
    March 2022
     
  14. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    I guess they could still make it work somehow but it is getting complicated.

    And then you still have things like weather to deal with.

    Anyone want to play in UAE or Saudi Arabia in June?

    And then you have Winter in Southern Hemisphere matches.

    Still one big mess.
     
  15. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    Do they have any domed/air-conditioned stadiums in UAE? Or Saudi?

    Anyway, could turn into a big mess but right now its nothing compared to what's happening in UEFA. The 2019-20 league seasons are not gonna finish before the start of the Euros. And /or the Euros will need to get postponed. Heck, I don't even see how they're gonna complete Euro qualifying.
     
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  16. bigsoccertst1

    bigsoccertst1 Member

    United States
    Sep 22, 2017
    Don't forget FIFA dates for intercontinental playoffs.

    The 2022 WC draw is planned for April 2022: 7 months to complete tickets sales and distribution, I guess.
     
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  17. Gistavo Amaral

    Jun 28, 2014
    Recife
    Club:
    Nautico Recife
    Will this Russia/Saudi Arabia clash over oil have any implications on the WC?
     
  18. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    The number of COVID-19 cases are now picking-up in South America. We know by now where those numbers are heading. Copa America 2020 is toast, I'm afraid. I don't think they will bother to try to reschedule for 2021.

    Should only be one Copa every four years anyway.... :cool:
     
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  19. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    Sad that Colombia has only ever hosted one Copa.
    Hopefully 2024 can be in Colombia if it is cancelled all together.
     
  20. andregunts

    andregunts Member

    Real Madrid
    Jamaica
    Jun 13, 2018
    Nat'l Team:
    Jamaica
    Next Summer

    Gold Cup
    Copa America
    Euros
     
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  21. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    Add the Olympics to that.
     
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  22. Paul Calixte

    Paul Calixte Moderator
    Staff Member

    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  23. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    Good point. No way are they gonna finish AFCON qualifying by September as planned. Might have to move the tournament back to summer 2021, after previously moving it from June to January. :ROFLMAO:
     
  24. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    Absolutely! Convince everyone of the benefits of holding the various Nations Cups in the same year/window.

    (And then insist on it being quadrennial) :D
     
  25. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    CONCACAF laughs at this loudest.
     

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