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Entire Russia squad being investigated by FIFA

...for doping during the 2014 World Cup.
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  • Russian deputy PM says that the Russian football team has never been guilty of doping.
  • Cool. Can't wait for the World Cup there.
  • cabbles said:

    The choices for the next two world cup hosts are looking better and better. Well done FIFA

    100% this

    2018 we can all go and get our heads kicked in after one of their officials endorsed violence among football fans as 'it's just what they do'

    2022 we can admire plasticity at its best and celebrate Beyoncé giving us a song at the World Cup final whilst remembering that migrant nobodies died building the stadium they play it in

    So here's to violence and migrant deaths - hooray for FIFA
    Least 2026 should be a good year for FIFA to regain some credibility with Mexico | USA | Canada coming together to host which should be an easy decision to get the FBI off their backs

    2030 will be a free for all again though, especially when ASEAN (see below link) wins!!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIFA_World_Cup_hosts#2030_FIFA_World_Cup
  • cabbles said:

    The choices for the next two world cup hosts are looking better and better. Well done FIFA

    100% this

    2018 we can all go and get our heads kicked in after one of their officials endorsed violence among football fans as 'it's just what they do'

    2022 we can admire plasticity at its best and celebrate Beyoncé giving us a song at the World Cup final whilst remembering that migrant nobodies died building the stadium they play it in

    So here's to violence and migrant deaths - hooray for FIFA
    Least 2026 should be a good year for FIFA to regain some credibility with Mexico | USA | Canada coming together to host which should be an easy decision to get the FBI off their backs

    2030 will be a free for all again though, especially when ASEAN (see below link) wins!!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIFA_World_Cup_hosts#2030_FIFA_World_Cup
    WTF that's 10 countries. Are they all expecting a place in the tournament?
  • cabbles said:

    The choices for the next two world cup hosts are looking better and better. Well done FIFA

    100% this

    2018 we can all go and get our heads kicked in after one of their officials endorsed violence among football fans as 'it's just what they do'

    2022 we can admire plasticity at its best and celebrate Beyoncé giving us a song at the World Cup final whilst remembering that migrant nobodies died building the stadium they play it in

    So here's to violence and migrant deaths - hooray for FIFA
    Least 2026 should be a good year for FIFA to regain some credibility with Mexico | USA | Canada coming together to host which should be an easy decision to get the FBI off their backs

    2030 will be a free for all again though, especially when ASEAN (see below link) wins!!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIFA_World_Cup_hosts#2030_FIFA_World_Cup
    WTF that's 10 countries. Are they all expecting a place in the tournament?
    Not to mention the World Rankings are as follows for each

    Philippines (126) | Thailand (127) | Vietnam (131) | Malaysia (155) | Singapore (157)
    Myanmar (163) | Laos (172) | Cambodia (174) | Indonesia (175) | Brunei (188)

    They'd all get spanked at the World Cup Finals seeing that none of them (other than Thailand this campaign) have got close to the World Cup... Qatar in five years is going to be a perfect example of how pitiful the host country will be at actually playing the game compared to the other Nations that Qualify - Thankfully there have a been a lot of "bids" over the years that dont actually go anywhere.
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  • I'm convinced football is rife with doping at the top level.

    Targeting the Russian national team is politics.
  • It's been going on in the prem for years now
  • It's been going on in the prem for years now

    That's a pretty big statement. Care to elaborate?
  • There's loads online about it collymore has been going on about it at top level clubs in the uk Spain Germany and Italy for the last two years

    Arsenal and Chelsea used to regularly do the blood spinning
  • I still think Leicester players ran like greyhounds, the season they won the league. #justsaying.
  • All you have to do is point to the Spanish doctor/Barcelona blood samples a few years ago.

    That was a major scandal that was swept under the carpet sharpish.
  • They were pretty awful so I'd suggest they get their money back...
  • cabbles said:

    The choices for the next two world cup hosts are looking better and better. Well done FIFA

    100% this

    2018 we can all go and get our heads kicked in after one of their officials endorsed violence among football fans as 'it's just what they do'

    2022 we can admire plasticity at its best and celebrate Beyoncé giving us a song at the World Cup final whilst remembering that migrant nobodies died building the stadium they play it in

    So here's to violence and migrant deaths - hooray for FIFA
    Least 2026 should be a good year for FIFA to regain some credibility with Mexico | USA | Canada coming together to host which should be an easy decision to get the FBI off their backs

    2030 will be a free for all again though, especially when ASEAN (see below link) wins!!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIFA_World_Cup_hosts#2030_FIFA_World_Cup
    WTF that's 10 countries. Are they all expecting a place in the tournament?
    Not to mention the World Rankings are as follows for each

    Philippines (126) | Thailand (127) | Vietnam (131) | Malaysia (155) | Singapore (157)
    Myanmar (163) | Laos (172) | Cambodia (174) | Indonesia (175) | Brunei (188)

    They'd all get spanked at the World Cup Finals seeing that none of them (other than Thailand this campaign) have got close to the World Cup... Qatar in five years is going to be a perfect example of how pitiful the host country will be at actually playing the game compared to the other Nations that Qualify - Thankfully there have a been a lot of "bids" over the years that dont actually go anywhere.
    Having been to most of the countries on that list, I can confirm it'd be a f****** disaster.

    Laos can't even manage proper roads, let alone hosting a tournament.

    South East Asia is, in my opinion, the most beautiful part of the world. It is not exactly big on infrastructure though....
  • cabbles said:

    The choices for the next two world cup hosts are looking better and better. Well done FIFA

    100% this

    2018 we can all go and get our heads kicked in after one of their officials endorsed violence among football fans as 'it's just what they do'

    2022 we can admire plasticity at its best and celebrate Beyoncé giving us a song at the World Cup final whilst remembering that migrant nobodies died building the stadium they play it in

    So here's to violence and migrant deaths - hooray for FIFA
    Least 2026 should be a good year for FIFA to regain some credibility with Mexico | USA | Canada coming together to host which should be an easy decision to get the FBI off their backs

    2030 will be a free for all again though, especially when ASEAN (see below link) wins!!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIFA_World_Cup_hosts#2030_FIFA_World_Cup
    WTF that's 10 countries. Are they all expecting a place in the tournament?
    Not to mention the World Rankings are as follows for each

    Philippines (126) | Thailand (127) | Vietnam (131) | Malaysia (155) | Singapore (157)
    Myanmar (163) | Laos (172) | Cambodia (174) | Indonesia (175) | Brunei (188)

    They'd all get spanked at the World Cup Finals seeing that none of them (other than Thailand this campaign) have got close to the World Cup... Qatar in five years is going to be a perfect example of how pitiful the host country will be at actually playing the game compared to the other Nations that Qualify - Thankfully there have a been a lot of "bids" over the years that dont actually go anywhere.
    Qatar finished bottom of their group in the Asian Cup here in 2015 and were pretty dire even against mediocre opposition.

    I think that one of our posters @QatarNapsy may be able to give more guidance on how they are planning to be more competitive at the World Cup but hard to see anything other that absolute spankings unless they somehow get a 'favourable' draw.....

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  • Interesting enough 2 weeks ago FIFA president was in China, China have offered to host the 2022 WC should tensions in the gulf escalate.
    Weirdly enough the next day China largest shipping company stopped all shipments to Qatar.

  • cabbles said:

    The choices for the next two world cup hosts are looking better and better. Well done FIFA

    100% this

    2018 we can all go and get our heads kicked in after one of their officials endorsed violence among football fans as 'it's just what they do'

    2022 we can admire plasticity at its best and celebrate Beyoncé giving us a song at the World Cup final whilst remembering that migrant nobodies died building the stadium they play it in

    So here's to violence and migrant deaths - hooray for FIFA
    Least 2026 should be a good year for FIFA to regain some credibility with Mexico | USA | Canada coming together to host which should be an easy decision to get the FBI off their backs

    2030 will be a free for all again though, especially when ASEAN (see below link) wins!!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIFA_World_Cup_hosts#2030_FIFA_World_Cup
    WTF that's 10 countries. Are they all expecting a place in the tournament?
    Not to mention the World Rankings are as follows for each

    Philippines (126) | Thailand (127) | Vietnam (131) | Malaysia (155) | Singapore (157)
    Myanmar (163) | Laos (172) | Cambodia (174) | Indonesia (175) | Brunei (188)

    They'd all get spanked at the World Cup Finals seeing that none of them (other than Thailand this campaign) have got close to the World Cup... Qatar in five years is going to be a perfect example of how pitiful the host country will be at actually playing the game compared to the other Nations that Qualify - Thankfully there have a been a lot of "bids" over the years that dont actually go anywhere.
    Having been to most of the countries on that list, I can confirm it'd be a f****** disaster.

    Laos can't even manage proper roads, let alone hosting a tournament.

    South East Asia is, in my opinion, the most beautiful part of the world. It is not exactly big on infrastructure though....
    Never let practicalities like roads or areas that are partial to natural disasters get in the way of the global game expanding its footprint
  • There's loads online about it collymore has been going on about it at top level clubs in the uk Spain Germany and Italy for the last two years

    Arsenal and Chelsea used to regularly do the blood spinning

    I thought that was more to do with the Saturday night drugs...
  • These acusations have shook me to the core. Has Jeremy got a solution?
  • edited June 26
    FIFA and the IAAF are great examples of why any idea of world government is a bad idea. They are not the exception but the norm.

    How can it be that anyone has allowed a world governing body for football? What an awful idea. Countries can come to an agreement on basics such as rules and the like without needing some corrupt global organization answerable to nobody with their own anthem.
  • FIFA and the IAAF are great examples of why any idea of world government is a bad idea. They are not the exception but the norm.

    How can it be that anyone has allowed a world governing body for football? What an awful idea. Countries can come to an agreement on basics such as rules and the like without needing some corrupt global organization answerable to nobody with their own anthem.

    I don't disagree but I don't know of anyone who is Team World Government/New World Order...


  • Qatar finished bottom of their group in the Asian Cup here in 2015 and were pretty dire even against mediocre opposition.

    I think that one of our posters @QatarNapsy may be able to give more guidance on how they are planning to be more competitive at the World Cup but hard to see anything other that absolute spankings unless they somehow get a 'favourable' draw.....



    Yep, its something i've been involved with out here for the past 6 years, so feel fairly qualified to comment on it.

    There's been a huge focus on youth football over the past 5 years or so which was put in place by the QFA here with a view to 2022 and 2026 world cups. It involved placing the elite academy boys into professional clubs in Europe to train, live and study on short term placements (1 month to a season), something i was and still am actively involved in.

    Slowly but surely the standard of youth football has improved to the point where Qatar won the 2016 U19 AFC tournament (equivalent to age group Euro champs) for the first time. Also, last month a schoolboy squad won an invitational tournament, beating Germany in the final, so theres talent coming through

    That U19 group is now together as the olympic/U23 squad, and have been involved in the senior national team. Results in world cup qualifiers have not been great, but improved last time out with a 3-2 win over South Korea. Obviously the progression of this group is key for their 2022 aspirations.
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  • I'm really surprised that Qatar Clubs havent signed a ton of uncapped South Americans with the offer of Qatari citizenship so they can represent them come the 2022 World Cup
  • What makes you think they haven't
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