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FIFA Bribery Scandal: Qatar 2022 Issues Casting Shadow Over Brazil 2014?

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posted on Jun, 15 2014 @ 06:15 PM
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There is little doubt that FIFA would have wished for more positive headlines entering the latest staging of their showpiece event. The 2014 World Cup has already proved one of the most problematic for soccer’s governing body, with delays over the building of stadiums and protests in Brazil about the way in which public money has been spent, distracting coverage from the potential action on the pitch and causing plenty of headaches at FIFA headquarters. While events in Brazil will be the immediate concern, there is another issue that refuses to go away and threatens to cast a far bigger shadow over the organization. The release of documents by Britain’s Sunday Times newspaper last week, detailing fresh allegations about bribes changing hands in order to secure Qatar the 2022 World Cup, has ramped up the controversy about the award of the competition to the small desert nation with little history of soccer.


I think an organization that has the power to influence a country to bribe them should be shocking political news. Let me just say going into it as a former soccer player for NCAA that decided not to go pro because of things like this at the college level, this has always been of interest to me. I am adamantly against the exploitation of the players and I vehemetly detest big salaries for a schoolyard game.

FIFA has grown into an entity that doesn't give a rip about the sport; instead it has grown into its own powerhouse entity that can dictate to countries and bully them into going into debt (if necessary) to satiate their own greed. Brazil has come under scrutiny and in some cases pity from the railroading they have gotten from this year's World Cup. Fifa is making a little shy 1.5 billion from them for this World Cup. Brazil could not afford updating the stadiums or building new ones so protesting and riots from the people happened and FIFA's response was Goodfellas.

Hey Brazil, no money to build stadiums and update that 70s design, # you pay me.
Hey Brazil, can't move merch from top blue chip sponsors, # you pay me.

Then they turned on the corporate sponsors the same quip.

Hey Coca Cola, don't like our bribes, # you pay us for advertising OR ELSE.
Hey Addidas, don't like our bullying of Brazil, # you pay us for advertising OR ELSE.
Hey Sony, think you are going to investigate us, # you pay us MORE for advertising we won't show.

All of this coming after the scandal of Qatar bribing their way to host FIFA next: www.businessinsider.com...

Where are the ethics of sportsmanship and the principles of the game? Its bad enough the bribery is going back now a few years and more and more corruption keeps coming out.

With the economies of the world in dire straits, the least ballclubs can do is exploit the countries it heavily owes its bread and butter to. When the world economies fall asunder I doubt they will take all this revenue and aid the people that have supported them. I hope the countries apart of FIFA will leave (even though it isnt likely) and start their own championships in their own respective countries to knock them back down a peg or two.




posted on Jun, 15 2014 @ 06:30 PM
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A schoolyard game?
Are you freakin' kidding me?
Its THE most popular sport on the planet played by billions.
Which equate to big business which equate to big buck's.
Players at the top levels are'nt exploited, that would be the clubs having to fork out huge amounts on salaries.
FIFA has turned into a monster because of that greedy, slimey little sh1t, Sepp Blatter.
The mans as bent and corrupt as anyone ive ever read about.
The sooner the better he's gone from the organisation....



posted on Jun, 15 2014 @ 06:41 PM
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a reply to: SecretKnowledge

Any adult kicking a ball past age 20 is PLAYING A SCHOOLYARD GAME. You can justify the reasons on why is so "top level" but the fact remains that a sport is a kid's pastime.

Top players are exploited. Just because they get millions to play doesn't mean they aren't exploited. Outside of "stars", most players don't get additional royalties from video games and ad merch, or even the promoting of the teams they play for. They get one check and that is it.

Anytime you are considered worthless once you have an injury (regardless of whether or not the injury affects your ability to play) YOU ARE EXPLOITED.

Or do you prefer the term EXPENDABLE.



posted on Jun, 15 2014 @ 06:48 PM
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a reply to: ArchPlayer

its an ancient sport and yes, sadly the industry is corrupt. i have no actual idea what quatar is lol. the Brazilian government clearly spends its public money poorly.



posted on Jun, 15 2014 @ 06:48 PM
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I couldn't live as one of those "footballers" they have went to a country that has used the change from its citizens pockets to build stadiums which won't last and will become white elephants whilst so many of them live in adverse poverty and don't have proper civic amenities or education.

There are protests by the citizens on the streets of Brazil yet not even one footballer (let alone an organisation) has been seen to make any protest whatsoever at this sports spectacle held with the money of an inadequately served public.

These people are looked up to as good citizens and idols yet we can see with the drunken abuse, use of prostitutes, abuse of power, breaking of laws and crashing of motor vehicles that these people are far from good. Past all the smiling faces and waving flags is a corrupt and dirty organisation that makes unbelievably huge tons money from what should be a beautiful and fair game which has its profits help communities and clubs.



posted on Jun, 15 2014 @ 06:55 PM
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a reply to: vjr1113

It would be Qatar, friggin auto spellcheck, lol. Brazil has a host of issues that all stem back to colonization and slavery. Their public spending policies are a result of that. Class Warfare there is a result of racism stemming all the way back to the Portuguese raid on Palmares and the building of the Favelas around the areas the slaves fled to. Then it evolved to policies centered around skin tone and exiling the obviously darker skinned Brazilians to areas that are now controlled by the Red Command. It isn't a simple paragraph response but you get the idea.



posted on Jun, 15 2014 @ 07:08 PM
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a reply to: DodgyDawg

Spot On They get paid enough to ignore the exploitation of themselves and the people of the country the precious organization is using. They could care less the favelas may be going up in smoke, or that armed paramilitary forces are gunning down dissidents in the backdrop of their lovely penthouse suits with all the liquor and prostitutes Brazil has to offer.

Far be it for anyone in the game to comment about it. The closets we have to a commentor is Pele, but he's retired and been out the sport decades.

This is why I think it should be international rules and law about sports clubs making millions of dollars. This should be something limited to extra curricular activities and not a career.



posted on Jun, 15 2014 @ 07:24 PM
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a reply to: ArchPlayer

FIFa Bribery Scandal

When you post:

7th icon from the right with the arrow going right you can pick any title for the link, then cut and paste the url.

Seems to fix links that for whatever reason don't want to work.

And yeah it is a school yard game.
edit on 15-6-2014 by neo96 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 15 2014 @ 09:40 PM
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a reply to: ArchPlayer

According to John Oliver, FIFA and scandals go together like peanut butter and jelly.

Don't know how many of you have been watching his new show on HBO called "Last Week Tonight," but he just did a piece on FIFA the other night. It's both amusing and sickening.

For your enjoyment;




posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 02:49 AM
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Its a lot more than a schoolyard game.
Its training every tuesday, thursday and playing on sunday
Its always checking the back pages first when you buy the newspaper
Its meeting your mates in the pub to watch a match
Its supporting your team no matter how their doing
Its slagging off your mates when their team loses
Its a lot more than a schoolyard game



posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 03:34 AM
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originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: ArchPlayer

FIFa Bribery Scandal

When you post:

7th icon from the right with the arrow going right you can pick any title for the link, then cut and paste the url.

Seems to fix links that for whatever reason don't want to work.

And yeah it is a school yard game.



If the U.S. was actually any good at playing the game, they wouldn't think it was a "School Yard" game.
In honesty, the U.S. are crap when it comes to football.



posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 05:00 AM
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a reply to: SecretKnowledge
Its MERELY a schoolyard game.
Its grown men and women trying to hold on to their youth.
Its ignoring the back pages for something relevant like current news - real news.
Its telling your mates they should be worried about something other than an overpaid shill kicking a ball.
Its ignoring regional teams since their good morning do not put food on your table.
Its ignoring national championships that are trying to put somebody's mate on the street bulldozing their house and building a highway for a raggedy stadium.
Its MERELY a schoolyard game.



posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 05:01 AM
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a reply to: alldaylong

Why should any of us care which country is great at kicking a ball.

But since you're on the subject I think we should care which politician is kicking the can down the road since things like a sport tend to hamper people's attention on which "play" they should be looking at.



posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 05:05 AM
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originally posted by: ArchPlayer
a reply to: alldaylong

Why should any of us care which country is great at kicking a ball.
.


By that statement, we should just put any end to any competitive sport.
Be it international or domestic.



posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 05:08 AM
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Don't be so ridiculous..

Exploited? Even low tier players in the English league can expect to earn salaries exceeding £100,000 a year. Once you get into the Championship and Premiership, you can expect salaries of no less than £10,000 a week just for sitting in the reserves. Premiership first teamers can expect 5 times that, at a minimum - the best can pull in £200,000 a week.

And a "school yard game"? Sounds like a typical American jibe at "soccer", to be honest. At least the games don't drag on for 4 hours, involve time outs every 5 minutes, change the whole team depending on whether you defend or attack or be so inundated with commercialism that the "half time show" is more talked about than the game! Not to mention the billions that play the game the world over..

Anyhoo, as for the OP - yes FIFA is corrupt as hell and it's only the European FA's that seem to want to stand up to them. Sep Blatter has a lot to answer for and refuses to stand down, instead seeking re-election for yet another term.

I can envisage a time where UEFA breaks away - the loss of the European leagues and nations will be a blow FIFA will not recover from - that's where the money is and it's where all the worlds players want to play.



posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 11:58 AM
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a reply to: ArchPlayer

LOL
There's no point me replying with any more you're obviously not a football fan.
Have a great day...



posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 12:01 PM
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a reply to: stumason

And the little weasel will probably get re-elected again because he earns them all so much money with his money making schemes. And of course all those brown envelopes...



posted on Jun, 17 2014 @ 07:41 AM
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If you want to know how FIFA grew into the corruption riddled monster it is now then I created a thread a couple of weeks :

World Cups and FIFA – “For the Good of the Gain”?


It's really just a thumbnail sketch of how FIFA officials have blatantly committed fraud and the media have reported on it whilst no one takes any real action to stop it going on. They haven't for forty year.

Unfortunately the people that can do anything about it reluctant to take action.

* National Governments do little about FIFA as part of FIFA's statute is to ban any nation that where political interference is made into the sport.

* FIFA is based in the secretive nation of Switzerland. Commercial bribery was not actually against the law until a couple of years ago.

* The National Football associations are crippled by the 1 nation 1 vote policy. Even if Europe collectively wanted to change FIFA radically it can only drum up a quarter of all the votes.

Qatar does not deserve a World Cup because it has no history in the sport, no famous players, no clubs of any repute, a dubious human rights record, many of it's laws are highly restrictive and finally it's too bloody hot to even stand out in the open for 90 mins in June & July.

The only conclusion you can draw from how the 24 men decided where the 2022 World Cup would be hosted is that they were 'persuaded' by illegal financial inducement to vote for Qatar or they are mentally challenged.

I suspect little will change after FIFAs 'internal review' later in the summer. The only way I can see Qatar getting the World Cup taken away from it is for Europe to withdraw en masse (that's not going to happen) or for fans across the world to state they will not travel to Qatar.


edit on 17/6/14 by mirageman because: edit



posted on Jun, 18 2014 @ 06:34 AM
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a reply to: alldaylong

Being honest we should. That money could be better spent elsewhere, like infrastructure and technological development into generational survival.



posted on Jun, 18 2014 @ 06:41 AM
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I should tell you the same thing: Don't be so ridiculous..

Just because players, no matter what their pay scale is or tier are making a higher salary does not mean they are not exploited. They are slaves to their ballclub and organizations and injury or not, they are expected to WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN! If they are injured or hurt, the hell with them. This is seen in EVERY "professional" sport the world over. There are more important things these players can be doing with their lives than kicking or catching a ball.

I don't care if its football/basketball/soccer/baseball/cricket/tennis/golf....its all SCHOOL YARD GAMES. I don't care the rules, the time outs, the commercialism for profit, it all boils down to "how i spent my childhood and can't let go". These are recreational at best and no one should be making careers with bloated pay for them.

No one is going to stop FIFA until the world participation stops. The UEFA would never have the balls to break away because I suspect the kickbacks and money laundering are too good for them to stop. Also gives a lot of countries free and clear opportunities at urban renewal without human rights backlash. Brazil is a prime example.



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