La Grande Inter
La Grande Inter
- Jul 20, 2008
- Favorite Player
- Walter Samuel
10 years of FIF
I'll hate it even more if it's in the winter.
The thing about that issue is they bid for it to be held in the northern hemisphere summer, yet when they got it, wanted to change it to winter because they realised it might be a bit too hot. It renders the bidding process farcical.
Bin Hammam was initially banned from football for life in July 2011 after being found guilty of attempted bribery.
The allegations centred around bids to buy votes in the Fifa presidential election of that year.
However his ban was annulled a year later by the Court of Arbitration for Sport which said there was insufficient evidence to support the punishment.
Bin Hammam then quit football saying he had seen the "very ugly face of football".
Fifa issued him with a second life ban in December 2012 for "conflicts of interest" while he was president of the Asian Football Confederation.
In March 2014, the Daily Telegraph reported a company owned by Bin Hammam had paid former Fifa vice-president Jack Warner and his family more than £1m. Payments were claimed to have been made shortly after Qatar won the right to host the 2022 World Cup.
What is up with FIFA picking stupid ass shady situations to force the WC in? Brazil, Russia, Qatar...............3 straight WCs where infrastructure needs to be built up, a public safety issue brought up in the news, or a bribery scheme on top of it. Or a combination of the three.
I know it's good to try and help these countries by bringing such a huge event to struggling economies (Brazil's case), but there has to be a stricter guideline on the footballing infrastructure in the country. Idk how many stories were springing up about whether or not the stadiums would be ready in time etc. It's ridiculous
The point of hosting an event like this, though, is to invest in areas. You invest in, for example, East London, create houses, jobs, offices, new stadia, etc.
It's an investment scheme, under a different brand.