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Buzz
12-02-2010, 03:51 PM
I would not be surprised if the US never bids again and I would not blame them! I am gonna need a drink... (of tea, don't drink alcohol. LOL) I am sooo disappointed! :wuzrobbed

Karen-W
12-02-2010, 04:11 PM
It'll be a looooong time before the US bids again. I suspect it will also be a looooong time again before England bids as well. I also expect that this will be the last time we see Presidents, former Presidents or Prime Ministers participate in bid presentations since the Obamas bombed out with the Chicago Olympic bid and now Clinton & Cameron bombed big time with their respective World Cup bids.

It's a shame, really, that the two best bids lost out. Only proves that, no matter what the IOC says about rooting out corruption, it's still alive and well in sports.

Jackie Sparrow
12-02-2010, 04:28 PM
Acceptable time differences :cheer:

Buzz
12-02-2010, 04:46 PM
I wonder if Israel qualifies for the 2022 World Cup is Qatar will let their team and fans in and keep them safe...

NeilJLeonard
12-02-2010, 05:16 PM
Acceptable time differences :cheer:
That's about it, though I really have little negative to say about Russia.

NJL (...and, the time differences aren't all that great here...:(...)

riveredge
12-02-2010, 05:29 PM
Qatar? :lol: Seriously? Australia would have been a better choice. It's hard to go to Qatar, I don't even know if drinking in public is legal and not to mention the weather is bad!

Aaron W
12-02-2010, 05:56 PM
Qatar? :lol: Seriously? Australia would have been a better choice. It's hard to go to Qatar, I don't even know if drinking in public is legal and not to mention the weather is bad!

I guess it will be played entirely indoors because of the intense heat in Qatar? I wonder if a special law will be created to allow foreigners to drink in public? After all, the World Cup is a huge party and who the hell wants to party without alcohol? Nuns?

Squibble
12-02-2010, 06:11 PM
Ooh! Qatar! Should be lovely at that time of year! And lots of fun! I hope there are lots of scantily clad Israeli women fans there, drinking beer in the streets!

:summer: :40beers: :nopryde: :grope:

allezfred
12-02-2010, 06:52 PM
It's hard to go to Qatar

Errr (http://www.qatarairways.com/qa/en/routemap.html) :huh:

equatorial
12-02-2010, 07:07 PM
OMFG! Russia!!! I am so happy for my country. Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Buzz
12-02-2010, 08:52 PM
Still cannot get over Qatar winning the WC. The US did finish 2nd which means it was not really snubbed so much as Qatar did a much better job of lobying/vote trading/bribing officials etc. Most of Qatar's quoted population of 1.7m, that is over 90%, is guess workers who send money home so I am not sure if they will be able to afford tickets. Public drinking is not allowed but Qatar says it will have special areas where foreigners will be allowed to drink. IN addition Qatar has only one airport and no trains only buses. The WC in that country will be a logistical nightmare. Hope I am wrong about all that.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/9250612.stm

Gil-Galad
12-03-2010, 12:34 AM
After all, the World Cup is a huge party and who the hell wants to party without alcohol? Nuns? Have you seen that Formula One Finale where in Abu Dhabi where they wanted to celebrate with wasting all that lovely champagne by showering each other with it - and then it didn't work, because there was only rose water in it? I totally loved that moment! Hah, wouldn't it be great to celebrate a sober World Cup? All the livers that will be saved, all the brian cells!

I am so happy for Russia. They are going to do a great job. It's fantastic that they are planning a stadium in Kaliningrad - that just might minimise my traveling costs if I decide to watch a game or two. It would have been really stylish to have a few games in Vladivostok though, that way both the Asian football fans and the European football fans would get a chance to attend some games.

Buzz
12-03-2010, 12:59 AM
It would have been really stylish to have a few games in Vladivostok though,

:wideeyes: Now that would be something! Although it would have been neat if that city's team made it to the CL so I could send Chelsea to Siberia. hehehe It is the only way Man U could retain the EPL title this year. :slinkaway

zhenya271
12-03-2010, 01:58 AM
Happy for Russia, but hard to believe that Qatar would be very tolerant for even world-class athletes health-wise and how can climate controlled outdoor stadiums be very environmentally friendly?

ross_hy
12-03-2010, 03:34 AM
What a disappointment for the US bid. Between this defeat, New York 2012, and Chicago 2016, when will we ever host another major international event? I guess it will be at least 2022 Olympics or 2026 World Cup.