Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 16 of 16

Thread: US-Canada-Mexico World Cup 2026 bid vs. Morocco, vote is today

  1. #11
    Educator
    GreatNews2night's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:29 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Liberal
    Posts
    1,053

    Re: US-Canada-Mexico World Cup 2026 bid vs. Morocco, vote is today

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    I am pretty sure they would require new facilities to be built, they need that corruption money somehow. Not to mention all the other sketchy **** they do. Then there is why should we support one of the most corrupt organizations in the world?
    No, one of the arguments in favor of our bid is that we said we already have the facilities while Morocco only had the promise to build several stadiums. So if FIFA wanted the building part for money laundering and stuff, they would have picked Morocco.

    We won the bid. It's a good thing.

    It's not exactly that we'll be supporting FIFA. The World Cup would happen anyway, somewhere else. It's that FIFA is supporting us, but granting us the bid. We'll make money out of it.

  2. #12
    Sage MateoMtnClimber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    Colorado, USA
    Last Seen
    06-18-18 @ 01:41 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    8,407

    Re: US-Canada-Mexico World Cup 2026 bid vs. Morocco, vote is today

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    They are, the organization functions entirely on bribes and exploiting poor or small countries.
    Bull****.
    "I believe in the goodness of people, sir, and the power of young folks like us to overcome what grown-ups like you might not be able to."

    ―Sylvia Patterson (Fire from the Rock)

  3. #13
    Sit Nomine Digna
    Carjosse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Canadian in Zurich, Switzerland
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 06:29 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    11,614

    Re: US-Canada-Mexico World Cup 2026 bid vs. Morocco, vote is today

    Quote Originally Posted by MateoMtnClimber View Post
    Bull****.
    It is not like basically the entire management of the organization was arrested a while ago or anything.
    Days Since Last Trump Twitter Tantrum: 0

  4. #14
    Bat Chain Puller
    beefheart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    The burning sands of the desert southwest.
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:46 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    21,107

    Re: US-Canada-Mexico World Cup 2026 bid vs. Morocco, vote is today

    I'd love to go to some matches, back in 94 I was in Chicago during a match, and in LA and in San Fran during games....all by chance, all without tickets...
    "In my opinion, if we’re going to fight the War on Terror, a good place to start would be our country’s haunted houses." - Norm MacDonald

  5. #15
    Sage
    PeteEU's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Denmark
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 07:02 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    29,987

    Re: US-Canada-Mexico World Cup 2026 bid vs. Morocco, vote is today

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    They are, the organization functions entirely on bribes and exploiting poor or small countries.
    Not exactly true... the organisation has changed quite a bit since Blatter, and the so called "poor or small countries" are actually running the organisation more and more.

    As for being corrupt.. it use to be sure.. depending on how you define corrupt. Are there deals made still and favours done and expensive dinners done.. sure, thats how most business is done. Take this vote.. no doubt that political and economic favours were being thrown around to get the North American bid over the line, but then again it has been a given the US would have a part in these games since Qatar got the 2022 games... it was always to be either in Africa or North America. Since North America has not had it in over 20 years, then the chances were very good that someone there would get it. Is that corruption that FIFA have a rule on switching continents... /shrug. That would be the same as saying term limits are corruption..

    But saying that, I believe FIFA really needs to kick out those fake countries.. at least their voting rights, because the core problem of certain FIFA members having far too much power (real or not) is still there.

    Look at the FIFA council (as it is now called). It is more fair that it use to be, but then again it aint.

    2 Oceania members are not even from countries, but a US and UK colony. One of the CONCACAF members (North America) is a British colony. As long as this crap still exists... then FIFA will remain tainted. At least they got rid of the 2 guaranteed UK spots in the Executive Committee.. err FIFA Council, but it is still not enough. I have no problems with colonies getting FIFA money, but they should not have any voting rights or power within the body.. that should be reserved for real countries only.
    PeteEU

  6. #16
    Sage MateoMtnClimber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    Colorado, USA
    Last Seen
    06-18-18 @ 01:41 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    8,407

    Re: US-Canada-Mexico World Cup 2026 bid vs. Morocco, vote is today

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    It is not like basically the entire management of the organization was arrested a while ago or anything.
    In 2015? Is that what you're talking about and using to slur the entire organization?
    "I believe in the goodness of people, sir, and the power of young folks like us to overcome what grown-ups like you might not be able to."

    ―Sylvia Patterson (Fire from the Rock)

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •