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18 December, 2010

Ha Ha, Fooled You

On the back of UEFA's Plantini commenting that the option to move the 2022 World Cup to the winter was certainly an option (although, no one remembers that in the bid, nor do they remember anything about a joint bid which somehow is now being floated as games throughout the Middle East), comes Sepp Blatter now supporting the idea:
“I definitely support the idea to play in winter here. It is important to play when the climate is appropriate and I’m thinking about the footballers, not only the fans but the actors.”
Funny he should say actors (I'm looking at you Ronaldo). That aside, why is anyone even bothering to bid? Why don't they just tell us where and when they would like a World Cup, and which country is going to host it? Oh, that's right, money in the ol' pocket.

This has gone from farcicle to ludicrous. They refused to address the issue of heat, location and safety during the bidding, yet afterwards, are free to make changes. You know, while we're at it, I hear the Qatar Foundation bought ad rights for Barcelona. We should have one of the games there while we're at it.

Honestly, I don't know how much else FIFA can fiddle with the bidding unless we are somehow seeing a precursor to the Carribean, as a whole, bidding for 2030 (cause we all know now that China has 2026, and they haven't even bid yet). Can you imagine one game on Barbados, then flying out to Antigua for the 2nd round? I'm just throwing it out there, because I hear that Jack Warner is still younger than Sepp and neither votes for the US anymore.

Need an outside opinion on it? Okay, then. Here's our favorite highlight provider Ian Halloway's take:


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