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Isn't Japan and South Korea in roughly the same time zone as Australia? If that was a factor, those countries shouldn't have hosted the World Cup in 2002. I also suspect that if China ever bids for the men's World Cup, FIFA isn't going to worry about the European ratings.
maybe that's why Australia was dropped - the experience of 2002?

I have to say it's a darn better choice than Qatar.....plus with the Aussie winter, you could play games at times to suit the TV crowd. After all, bums on seats....hmmm outside the prawn sandwiches crowd, the income from the arena is a drop in the ocean compared to TV income - wouldn't you agree?
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~four weeks if you make the QFs and go out on penalties And why do you think Australia was out of the running for 2022 pretty quickly? Because the European audience is the key audience for the tournament and watching live is key.
But successful RWCs and Cricket WCs have been held in Australia and NZ and I never had a problem watching any of the games.
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Re: Mr Joseph Sepp Bellend Blatter - FIFA corruption

Now the latest admonition to come from Blatter's lips, anyone that questions Qatar's winning the right to stage the World Cup is racist. Why don't the the European football federations just pull out of FIFA? Without them FIFA would be nothing anyhow.
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Now the latest admonition to come from Blatter's lips, anyone that questions Qatar's winning the right to stage the World Cup is racist. Why don't the the European football federations just pull out of FIFA? Without them FIFA would be nothing anyhow.
The like of sponsors; Adidas and Coca-cola are non too pleased. If they pull the plug that would reduce FIFA's funding significantly.
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Old 10.06.2014, 10:20
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Now the latest admonition to come from Blatter's lips, anyone that questions Qatar's winning the right to stage the World Cup is racist. Why don't the the European football federations just pull out of FIFA? Without them FIFA would be nothing anyhow.
the sad truth is that they listen to their client which is the football audience (TV, paying fans etc) who couldn't care less apart from the occasional murmur of press report. FIFA gets away with all their corruption for this very reason.
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Old 11.06.2014, 19:56
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Re: Mr Joseph Sepp Bellend Blatter - FIFA corruption


Pokes fun but how bloody true?
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Old 11.06.2014, 20:42
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Re: Mr Joseph Sepp Bellend Blatter - FIFA corruption

President of Europe Coca-cola 'concerned ' about FIFA corruption allegations.
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Re: Mr Joseph Sepp Bellend Blatter - FIFA corruption

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/27805019

seems he remains untouchable for now
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seems he remains untouchable for now
Wouldn't have expected anything else! Such a loser.
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Re: Mr Joseph Sepp Bellend Blatter - FIFA corruption

Here's an interesting article from the latest Private Eye (1368 - I won't link directly to the article as it won't work when the next issue comes out) about that fine upstanding organization FIFA and the paragon of virtue at its head.

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World Cup tickets, Issue 1368

STRANGE but true: every one of the World Cup’s 3m tickets comes via a modest two-storey office building on a business park in Cheadle Royal, south Manchester – some through the front door, others through the back door and into the black market.
The proprietors, Mexican brothers Jaime and Enrique Byrom, chums of disgraced bribe-taker and former Fifa president Joao Havelange, who have enjoyed exclusive World Cup ticket concessions for many years, are now guaranteed them for another decade under their latest deal with Sepp Blatter and his scrupulously honest executive committee. Whether the tournament is staged in Qatar, North America or Australia, the boys in Cheadle are certain winners.
Black market
Over the years the Byrom brothers have done some excellent business with the stupendously corrupt former Fifa vice-president Jack Warner from Trinidad. In 2006 they agreed to let him have more than 5,000 tickets to be resold into the rackets. They were caught by auditor Ernst & Young; but Fifa’s leaders cleared Warner, told his son and business partner Daryan (now a co-operating witness with the FBI) not to do it again, and tickled the Byrom wrists.
Unabashed by the 2006 scandal, four years later the brothers again agreed to supply Warner with tickets for him to resell into the black market. Blatter could not claim ignorance, since email correspondence with Warner was copied to Fifa and a company called Infront – a sports marketing outfit run by Blatter’s nephew Philippe, who gets big chunks of World Cup TV rights to resell. These are awarded by uncle Sepp and his Fifa colleagues.
A loan from Uncle Sepp
Meanwhile, the Byroms have granted Infront a 5 percent stake in their subsidiary company Match, which has 450,000 tickets to resell to corporate hospitality clients in VIP boxes. These include 32,000 for Brazil games and another 12,000 for the final.
Not much World Cup business eludes the brothers: Blatter also gives them the business of supplying accommodation to fans. Having lost $50m in South Africa in 2010 as fans stayed home, they have to make big profits in Brazil. Here again Uncle Sepp is helping.
Two years ago Blatter Snr gave the company jointly owned by the Byroms and his nephew a loan of £6,210,128 from Fifa “to fund the obligation for Match Services AG to provide accommodation services for the 2014 Fifa World Cup Brazil”. Better still, the loan is interest-free! Oddly, however, this sweetheart deal has still not been reported in Fifa’s accounts. Shome oversight, shurely?
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Re: Mr Joseph Sepp Bellend Blatter - FIFA corruption

There is of course only one good way to make them know how you feel about the corruption- switch off your TV. When the TV ratings drop to zero and the sponsors stop to make money, they will soon get the message- a lot better than complaining on EF
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Hardly a viable solution.
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Re: Mr Joseph Sepp Bellend Blatter - FIFA corruption

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exactly, my point exactly: switch off the tv, don't buy any merchandise, don't pay for any games. that's the only way
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Hardly a viable solution.
Why?
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Comparable to turning your wife off. Yes, sometimes I would like too but the repercussions would be unbearable.
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because 99% of fans will put their dislike of blatter/fifa aside to support their team

i think only the sponsors have the clout to get FIFA's attention, a fan boycott would take too long to get momentum and be unlikely to gain critical mass, note how the Qatar situation is finally coming to head only when coke/adidas etc expressed concern
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Both would be even quicker. Sponsors really on sales and viewing ratings.
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of course yes, but a fan boycott of sufficient size is just not going to happen. the average fan loves their team more than they hate fifa
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Aiding and abetting - so nothing will ever change then- they just get away with murder, again and again. Not much of an incentive.
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Now the latest admonition to come from Blatter's lips, anyone that questions Qatar's winning the right to stage the World Cup is racist. Why don't the the European football federations just pull out of FIFA? Without them FIFA would be nothing anyhow.

Seems Joseph has got a threatening letter from the latest terror group ISIS in Iraq telling him to drop Qatar or there will be repercussions.

Could not happen to a nicer guy.
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