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

  1. mfw13

    mfw13 Member+

    Jul 19, 2003
    Seattle
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Yet he's going to get re-elected unanimously, since he's running unopposed....
     
  2. Hazze

    Hazze Member

    Sweden
    Nov 30, 2021
    Which player do you think will score the most goals?
     
  3. jesta

    jesta Member+

    Feb 9, 2014
    it won‘t .. if FIFA actions from last 15 years haven‘t done it nothing would. football is simply too popular. it unfortunately gets continuously heavilly destroyed by it‘s governing body but it‘s popularity keeps it alive. it all sucks but that‘s how it is.

    12 of my buddies are either already in qatar or will be on their planes tomorrow, bigger part of these boards as well, so it still attracts enough people, no matter what infantino and his crooks do. I do not want to judge what is right and what is wrong, but I am truly sad this world cup is happening.
     
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  4. Paul Calixte

    Paul Calixte Moderator
    Staff Member

    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #5104 Paul Calixte, Nov 20, 2022
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2022
    Hi everyone,

    A quick reminder: TODAY the World Cup begins! (react however your heart feels led, I don't blame you ;) )

    That also means that as of today, the disciplinary measures outlined here are officially in effect. It is your responsibility to be aware of them, and to participate accordingly; in as fast-paced an environment as WC matchday threads, we don't have time to discuss and cajole posters into more amicable behavior. You cross the line, you go straight to timeout (including, but not limited to, matchday thread bans).

    ...no, we're not banning anyone for drinking alcohol, tho :D
     
  5. Hayaka

    Hayaka Member+

    Jun 21, 2009
    San Francisco North Bay, Bel Marin Keys
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Denmark
    Anyone hear as to whether the air conditioning system worked properly during the Qatar-Ecuador match? The players looked generally okay to me.

    Hopefully it will be a non-issue for the entire tournament.
     
  6. Timon19

    Timon19 Member+

    Jun 2, 2007
    Akron, OH
    It was mid-70s ambient. Why would they need A/C?
     
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  7. Hayaka

    Hayaka Member+

    Jun 21, 2009
    San Francisco North Bay, Bel Marin Keys
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Denmark

    It's been mostly in the 90s every day in Doha for the past couple of weeks, with high humidity, so if the A/C didn't work under those conditions, the players would definitely suffer. Fortunately it has cooled off somewhat in the last two days.
     
  8. r0adrunner

    r0adrunner Member+

    Jun 4, 2011
    London, UK
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    I suspect it will be Harry Kane.
     
  9. Timon19

    Timon19 Member+

    Jun 2, 2007
    Akron, OH
    So why would A/C be a concern FOR THIS MATCH?
     
  10. Hayaka

    Hayaka Member+

    Jun 21, 2009
    San Francisco North Bay, Bel Marin Keys
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Denmark
    I didn't know the temperature before I posted. I assumed it might still be in the 90s.
     
  11. Kamtedrejt

    Kamtedrejt Member+

    Internazionale Milano
    Albania
    Mar 14, 2017
    Hamburg
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Albania
    I went for Neymar but could see also some Dutch player. But it's tough to say who.

    If Neymar plays against Cameroon in the third group stage game and doesn't get rested he has a chance to finish the group stage with 3-4 goals.
     
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  12. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    Alot of empty seats at the start of Senegal v Holland - one of the more attractive matches of the group stage. And the stadium only has 40k seats.
     
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  13. r0adrunner

    r0adrunner Member+

    Jun 4, 2011
    London, UK
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Yes, very disappointing, especially compared to Russia which I think finished with 96% capacity occupancy.
     
  14. Hayaka

    Hayaka Member+

    Jun 21, 2009
    San Francisco North Bay, Bel Marin Keys
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Denmark
    Not surprising. It’s a bit of a disincentive to attend a World Cup where there is a good chance you will be sleeping in a tent or a shipping container.
     
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  15. Rickdog

    Rickdog Member+

    Jun 16, 2010
    Santiago, Chile
    Club:
    CD Colo Colo
    Nat'l Team:
    Chile
    And without any chances to have a normal beer at the stands, or for the case being, in your tent as well.

    A WC without beer is like not having a WC at all.
    :confused::mad:
     
  16. ceezmad

    ceezmad Member+

    Mar 4, 2010
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Red Stars
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The stadiums have been nice.

    The metro system takes forever (according to google).

    Thanks goodness for the shuttles and taxi services.

    Got to see 1.5 games on Monday, but those were the only back to back games we had, the rest we will have 3 hours between matches.

    Right now the plan is to find a bar that is not packed to watch ARG vs SA, then make our way to a restaurant near the stadium for the MEX vs POL match.

    Weather was very good yesterday, there was no 1 pm game, so that helped, today feels a little warmer even at 10 am.
     
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  17. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    I will be making my first appearance in Doha tomorrow for Switzerland-Cameroon. Just flying in and out on the same day. I will then be back for the remainder of the group stage next week, staying on the MSC World Europe (cruise ship) where there will be no shortage of alcohol. :D
     
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  18. bigsoccertst1

    bigsoccertst1 Member+

    United States
    Sep 22, 2017
    Some dude tried to test stadium security with a flag that has a rainbow over a christian cross. The dude expected security staff to recognize the banner as one of 20+ found in his country. It did not go well for the dude.

    Moral of the story: *be respectful of your host's sensibilities, you are not in Kansas anymore*

     
  19. NaBUru38

    NaBUru38 Member

    Mar 8, 2016
    Las Canteras, Uruguay
    Club:
    Club Nacional de Football
    Referees are awful. Fifa is getting worse every day, believe it or not.
     
  20. Timon19

    Timon19 Member+

    Jun 2, 2007
    Akron, OH
    TIME CUBE!
     
  21. lamrof

    lamrof Member

    Apr 8, 2005
    The football king and the 20th century world sports man, very sick with cancer. Nice to see they post his name everywhere in Qatar. The #1 ever, no one is close.

    I find it amusing when Europeans claim Messi is GOAT with no world cup to show for it. I tell them, he is your GOAT not the world's.

    [​IMG]
     
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  22. deejay

    deejay Member+

    Feb 14, 2000
    Tarpon Springs, FL
    Club:
    Jorge Wilstermann
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
     

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