OT: Association Football, MK3

Discussion in 'Parramatta Eels' started by Twizzle, Nov 30, 2015.

  1. 84 Baby

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    Sorry autocorrect. *inciteful
     
  2. Suitman

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    So.....the USA/Canada/Mexico bid won the rights to the 2026 World Cup today.
    The only other bidder was Morocco. No contest really in the end. Particularly considering it is moving to a 48 team World Cup then.

    I watched the two Honduras vs Aust World Cup Qualifiers tonight on Fox 507. Amazing stuff and an incredible atmosphere at ANZ for the 2nd game. Not quite as good as the Uruquay game, but nevertheless, incredible.
    Such a shame that Oz is so caught up and obsessed by other traditional sports. This is the biggest event the world over every 4 years. Absolutely insane in so many countries. Puts the Olympics to bed.
    To us, it's just a side show that is an inconvenience to our local winter sports.
    Such a shame, as I have no doubt we'd be a serious world competitor otherwise.
     
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  3. Gronk

    Gronk Moderator Staff Member

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    Sign of the times is that countries are not interested in hosting the Olympics or FWC. IIRC Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 won their Olympics bids on no contest ballots.

    It just costs too much money and hosts end up with decades of debt for modest return in tourism, trade and prestige. Hence why joint bids are desirable.

    In any event, it seems that to win the support of FIFA for a WC bid, you need to grease the palms of many as it never seems to be a legitimate contest.

    https://www.thenational.ae/sport/au...hance-even-if-there-was-no-corruption-1.94902
     
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  4. Gronk

    Gronk Moderator Staff Member

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    Meanwhile Spain sacks their coach two days before their opening match.

     
  5. Twizzle

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    Cant help but wonder if Madrid made the decision instead of the Spain, football is their religion and their preseason starts soon but Spain will go a long way into the World Cup which will clash with RM's preseason
     
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    Are you talking about the fans, governing bodies or kids/parents when they make their choice of what junior sport to play when you say it's a shame?
     
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    There is certainly a lot more money at stake with Real Madrid than the Spanish national football team.
     
  8. Suitman

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    Bribes are how shit works in most parts of the world. Anyone who thinks the West is corrupt has obviously never been anywhere else. Australian government officials often have to be very creative in accounting for expenses incurred outside of western Europe and North America.

    Soccer truly is the world game.
     
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  11. hindy111

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    Its come around. The greatest event in the world.

    Official world cup thread. Peoples tips and general chat for all footbal.
     
  12. Chipmunk

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    Lining up for head jobs on Gus?
     
  13. Gary Gutful

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    Move this shit to the Association Football thread.
     
  14. hindy111

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    Pick the score soceroos vs France
     
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    Azani is a talent... Will Jedinak start? How will Poland go with a gun strike force?
    Ronaldo last world cup. Messi perhaps last. Brasil firing. Germans efficient. Urguay are my suprise packet.
     
  16. TheParraboy

    TheParraboy Moderator Staff Member

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    will do
     
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  17. Barry O'Speedwagon

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    Move this shit to the Dogging at Games thread.
     
  18. Gary Gutful

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    Great job as always.
     
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    France some, Socceroos none
     
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    He seriously is the best moderator I’ve ever seen here.
     
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