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    Re: FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Sepp Blatter Isn’t Among Them

    Quote Originally Posted by austrianecon View Post
    South American, Central American.
    tl/dr... American fits the bill for those of us with no nationalist axe to grind.
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    Re: FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Sepp Blatter Isn’t Among Them

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    There have been only isolated incidents of actual match fixing, and most of those have occurred in third world countries. The game itself is fine - the people who run it are modern day gangsters.
    This.

    It's not about cheating in the sport, it's about cheating in the organisation of the sport. FIFA could disappear tomorrow and football's popularity would remain, probably increase. FIFA doesn't represent the sport, it's a parasite on it.
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    Re: FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Sepp Blatter Isn’t Among Them

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    tl/dr... American fits the bill for those of us with no nationalist axe to grind.
    It fits the bill for complete ignorance. There are two different federations in the Americas.

    CONCACAF stands for Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football.

    CONMEBOL which in Spanish Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol or in english: South American Football Confederation.

    So even the federations in this part of the world recognize the difference. Plus there are 7 continents. Of which two are North America and South America. So right there under your position you have to make distinction between North American and South American. There is no such thing as American.

    Btw, what do you call people with no nationalist axe to grind from New Zealand? You call them Aussies? No, cause you call them Kiwis.
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    Re: FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Sepp Blatter Isn’t Among Them

    I am a big sports fan and I could care less about this story.

    Corruption is rampant in FIFA, the Olympics and probably every other major sports hierarchy. So what? Politicians do it all the time. Corporations do it all the time. EVERY major organization does it to some extent.

    It amazes me how incredibly naive sports fans are. They think that because it's a sport that it should/will be more honourable.

    Lololol...please.

    Even if they fired every single person working for FIFA, there would still be massive corruption the second the replacements thought the spotlight was off of them.

    It's called 'life'...and corruption is a huge part of it.
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    Re: FIFA Inquiry Yields Indictments; U.S. Officials Vow to Pursue More

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    FIFA scandal: Putin accuses U.S. of 'illegally persecuting people'

    Putin rips U.S. over FIFA corruption case - CNNPolitics.com

    "The USA definitely (has) nothing to do with this," the Russian President said of FIFA, which is based in Switzerland. "This is yet another obvious attempt to spread their jurisdiction to other (countries)."

    "Our American partners use their own methods for their ulterior purposes,"

    "They are illegally persecuting people," he said of U.S. authorities. "I do not rule out the possibility that the same goes for this situation with FIFA."

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    Re: FIFA Inquiry Yields Indictments; U.S. Officials Vow to Pursue More

    Re: the Quatari death toll so far.
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    Re: FIFA Inquiry Yields Indictments; U.S. Officials Vow to Pursue More

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Lulz. Peas in a pod. Best buds.

    A newly emboldened Sepp Blatter, who now thinks he has the Russians behind him, is now being defiant. He is essentially saying he can't police everyone and none of this is his fault.

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    Re: FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Sepp Blatter Isn’t Among Them

    Quote Originally Posted by austrianecon View Post

    Btw, what do you call people with no nationalist axe to grind from New Zealand? You call them Aussies? No, cause you call them Kiwis.
    We're not discussing nationalities, but continents. Kiwis are Australasians, or Oceanians.
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    Re: FIFA Inquiry Yields Indictments; U.S. Officials Vow to Pursue More

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    Re: the Quatari death toll so far.
    Wow! That is a horrible indictment of FIFA and Qatar, right there.
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    Re: FIFA Inquiry Yields Indictments; U.S. Officials Vow to Pursue More

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    Re: the Quatari death toll so far.
    It gets even more upseting from the fact that the the entire World Cup in Qatar is a catastrophic waste of money. Because the Qatar doesn't have one ready stadium for the world cup so every stadium have to be brand new. That at the same time the country is very small and it's people are not intersted in fotball/soccer so their will be little use of the stadiums after the Word Cup. The same goes for the infrastructure that Qatar have to spend enormous amount of new infrastructure that the Qatarian people will have little use of after the World Cup. So the Qatarian will spend up to 200 billion on a two week of propaganda for the regime with little use for the people after the tournament. That at the same time the regime are to arrogant and cruel that they not only will let thousands of workers die but also don't care for the bad PR it will lead to.

    Also having the World Cup in Qatar will be very bad both for FIFA and fotball/soccer. That having the World Cup in a larger coutry could have led to a much larger interest, sponsorships and attendance to the games. That at the same having the World Cup in the winter will be very bad both for messing up the schedule for national fotball/soccer leauges and at the same time result in competion from other sports. For exampel I guess you Americans will have less interest for the World Cup then you at the same time can watch NFL, Baseball, NBA, NHL and other leauges.

    Why The Qatar World Cup Is Going To Be A Disaster - Business Insider
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