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31 December, 2010

It's On Like Donkey Kong

In a not so surprising move, the Asian federation supports the move of the 2022 WC to the winter.

Why not surprising? A Qatari national is at it's head. That said, several high powered clubs like Barcelona have said no.
"We have traditions. We have business in place. We have contracts in place," he [AC Milan Director Gandini] said. "It would be complicated. I'm not saying it's not possible but it would require a lot of negotiations, a lot of discussions and it would probably affect not only 2022 but 2021 as well."
And they have a valid point.

But, as we've seen in the past, what FIFA wants, FIFA gets. If clubs and countries wanted to pull out of FIFA, now would be the time. Think about it. Who supports the clubs? And who has more supporters? Clubs or FIFA?

Will it happen? Nope. And sad to say, this may end up costing FIFA, and by proxy Qatar, big. FIFA paid out for the empty seats and lack of complete stadiums for the 2010 WC in South Africa. It may have to do the same to sponsors if contracts are not fulfilled, and that could cost FIFA huge.

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