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FIFA: Destroying Football Since 1904

Discussion in 'General Football' started by Robbo, 8 Jan 2014.

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  1. Robbo

    Robbo Terry Venables

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    According to Norwegian media, FIFAs Jerome Valcke confirmed this today.
    He's quoted saying the World cup will probably be held between 15. November and 15. January.

    What a farce.
     
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    Robbo Terry Venables

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    Link: http://www1.skysports.com/football/...up-to-be-moved-from-traditional-junejuly-slot

    FIFA: Qatar World Cup to be moved from traditional June/July slot

    The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will not be held in June and July, FIFA's general secretary has confirmed.

    FIFA president Sepp Blatter has long insisted it would be impractical to hold the 2022 tournament during a Middle East summer.

    And now Blatter's right-hand man Jerome Valcke has gone a step further, suggesting in an interview with Radio France the finals will be played between mid-November and mid-January.

    He said: "The dates for the World Cup (in Qatar) will not be June-July. To be honest, I think it will be held between November 15 and January 15 at the latest.

    "If you play between November 15 and the end of December that's the time when the weather conditions are best, when you can play in temperatures equivalent to a warm spring season in Europe, averaging 25 degrees. That would be perfect for playing football."
     
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    tommysvr Niko Kranjcar

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    ****s
     
  4. Grays_1890

    Grays_1890 Jonathan Woodgate

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    This is mental.

    Giving the World Cup to these obscure places was suppose to be for the good of the game but its having a negative turn. Surely its within the interests of world football to have a well run tournament rather than be clever and change the face of the game just to "bring the game to the world"

    Countries like England, Germany and the like almost get punished for being too prepared in favor of Russia and Qatar, even Brazil are in turmoil....
     
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    Danners9 Luke Young

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    Boycott it. The league seasons will be messed up for 3 years as a result.
     
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    clownfoot Goran Bunjevcevic

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    Does this mean the World Cup will be on over Christmas? I can live with that
     
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    clownfoot Goran Bunjevcevic

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    BBC Sport:

     
  8. braineclipse

    braineclipse Andy Thompson

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    I don't see what the problem is?

    I can see some of the issues with giving it to Quatar in the first place, although I think they've been overstated. Having the tournament in November-January doesn't seem like a problem to me.
     
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    braineclipse Andy Thompson

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    How will that happen exactly?
     
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    galeforce Garth Crooks

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    Actually sounds pretty good.

    It will mess up the season though, have to cram each end although with the WC imminent you could just eliminate the usual international windows to get some game weeks back.
     
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    Jordinho Clive Allen Staff Member

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    I guess the season prior will finish a couple of weeks earlier than usual and the season after will start a couple of weeks later.
     
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    braineclipse Andy Thompson

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    Possibly. To me that doesn't qualify "messing up the league seasons" though.
     
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    Jordinho Clive Allen Staff Member

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    nelto Scott Parker

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    Just play it like the ACN or rugby World Cup or Six Nations. The premiership can carry on regardless.

    Would make for some interesting results!
     
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    galeforce Garth Crooks

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    I don't think it need effect proceeding or following season, just take the pain in the same one.
     
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    milo Tony Galvin Staff Member

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    I'd like to see them doing this instead of having international breaks during the normal season
     
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    Grays_1890 Jonathan Woodgate

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    One of the problems I see is that normally players will have a full season of football under their belts leading into a big tournament. Its what 90% of conversations revolve around "player wants to move to get game time before WC" etc etc. For me as prep alone WC and Euros should be played at the end of a full season
     
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    galeforce Garth Crooks

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    that would be interesting
     
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    Robbo Terry Venables

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    Can't imagine any clubs particularly in favour of letting their best players go abroad to play a three week tournament mid season. What if anyone's star player comes back injured?

    Some teams will potentially have half their squad competing in the WC, while others will have all their players back home, resting and practicing for the second half of the season. How is that fair? At least after a summer WC there is a one-one and a half month break before the seaon starts. That would be impossible to do mid season in addition to the WC month.

    Also; what about preparation time - should that be added to the four weeks the tournament lasts? Three weeks of preparation before the start of the WC in, what, early December?

    Would this mean no Boxing day fixture in the PL? A big **** you to years and years of traditional Christmas fixtures?

    I can see plenty of PL club lawyers being at work already. I think this is a bloody disgrace, with the only one benefitting from it, is the FA delegates whose wealth is now even bigger from more brown envelopes.
     
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    braineclipse Andy Thompson

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    As much of the conversation is about players being worn out by the domestic season before the international tournament even starts, particularly in England. In terms of the World Cup I think it could be beneficial, particularly if the alternative is playing the games in scorching heat too.

    I'm sure players will manage with half a domestic season as "prep" for an international tournament. Wanting to get game time before the World Cup will be an issue in the first half of the season instead of the second one. Doesn't really change anything.
     

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