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FIFA admits 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosts could change because of the ongoing investigation

Wednesday, June 10th 2015 - 06:28 UTC
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Head of FIFA’s audit and compliance committee says World Cup hosts could change as a result of ongoing investigation. Domenico Scala says if any evidence of wrongdoing is found by the ongoing criminal investigations into the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, the rights to host the tournament could be stripped. Read full article

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  • Idlehands

    Let's hope the FA trump the UK government.

    The government knows nothing about football and would be keen on a bid to bring the tournament to the UK. The FA on the other hand can see that both are a poisoned chalice and wouldn't be worth the bother of trying. There's already an anti English sentiment within FIFA so the chances of success are minimal and a victory would only compound that sentiment. We should stay well out of it.

    Jun 10th, 2015 - 08:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    God I hope it doesn't end up in Australia.

    Worthless event.

    Jun 10th, 2015 - 09:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    The fact that FIFA made £2bn profit from 2010 and South Africa spent £4bn to host it highlights how worthless it can be.

    The principle of “spreading it around the world” is a worthy concept but the host nations should have the required stadiums already in place or they just end up building white elephants at enormous cost.

    Any nation that doesn't have 10 stadiums able to be brought up to world cup standards does not really have the sporting pedigree to host such a big event.

    Jun 10th, 2015 - 09:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Idlehands

    Brilliant comment.

    The Olympics is even a greater example. Poor Brazil...

    Jun 10th, 2015 - 11:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    The World Cup 2018 will be held in Russia. And we're hoping that Western countries boycott.

    It is easier to FIFA cease to exist, which relocate the World Cup!

    Jun 10th, 2015 - 12:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    The man has got a point, if they did bribe to get the tournaments they were only doing what everyone had to do to get it. That is how FIFA had the game played.

    Russia will probably go ahead, not so sure about Qatar simply because Russia is much nearer and Qatar has got a host of other problems even before you get to bribes. Hold it in the summer and cook most teams, hold it in the winter and UEFA may not go.

    It always was a stupid decision to hold it there anyway.

    @Idlehands
    What FIFA don’t like is the English press, who have hounded them for years. Especially as it can now be seen the press were right about what was happening.

    “It’s the SUN wot dunit”.

    Jun 10th, 2015 - 03:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @5 “And we're hoping” Who is 'we'? You only speak for yourself.

    I suspect Russia will go ahead but Qatar will have to work hard to keep the WCF's there. I have heard speculation here that the U.K. could host without too much trouble as we have the stands and good track record on hosting large events. I am not so sure it will happen.

    Jun 10th, 2015 - 03:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    2022 can't come to the UK as 2018 in Russia is classed as “Europe”

    It'll go to the USA or Australia if they do strip Qatar.

    Picking Qatar in the first place was hubris. FIFA had become so corrupt that it never occurred to them that this was akin to waving a red flag saying “we're corrupt and we don't care” They became so corrupt they couldn't even be bothered to carry on disguising it.

    I'm doubtful there will be any meaningful reform as the turkeys won't vote for Christmas. For many FIFA members their vote is their nations most powerful influence on world affairs.

    Jun 10th, 2015 - 06:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    While Australia has all the infrastructure in place, I don't think (and don't want) it to come here.

    It interferes with the dominant football codes that Australians prefer and it is onerous in its conditions and expense.

    Jun 10th, 2015 - 11:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    @5
    Aren't most of the individuals charged so far Brazilian?

    7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 7-1 Still funny

    Oh and who could forget this:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-23215676

    I'd keep my mouth shut if I were you

    Jun 11th, 2015 - 08:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Who GAF if FIFA fail to exist?

    Frankly, it's getting boring.

    Jun 13th, 2015 - 12:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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