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Char Aznable
03-12-2010, 08:26 AM
Russia gets 2012 World Cup, Qatar 2022

One World Cup in the freezer followed by the oven - very clever :) I was hoping for Spain-Portugal and Ozzie, at least then can go and enjoy holidays, now change of plans - both countries also I am not interested to visit.

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2010/12/3/nation/20101203000239&sec=nation

currymee
03-12-2010, 08:38 AM
What !!!! England Lost ?????????

Totoro2010
03-12-2010, 09:10 AM
I heard from Radio:

Russia gets 2018 World Cup, Qatar 2022

Don't know why The Star announced different :confused:

currymee
03-12-2010, 09:26 AM
HAHAHAHA ... STAR BLUR SOTONG !! - Totoro, you are right - it is for 2018 and 2022 - 2012 - is LONDON OLYMPICS :D

Naka
03-12-2010, 09:27 AM
I heard from Radio:

Russia gets 2018 World Cup, Qatar 2022

Don't know why The Star announced different :confused:

You are right and Oz only got 1 vote......... :D :D

jan tomaswaki
03-12-2010, 01:44 PM
I heard from Radio:

[B]Russia gets 2018 World Cup, Qatar 2022[/B:

Did you all know Malaysians are also involve in helping Qatar in the bid including me?

Sentinel
03-12-2010, 02:06 PM
How did Qatar win? Read HERE! (http://sports.yahoo.com/soccer/news?slug=ro-worldcupvote120210)

geordie
03-12-2010, 06:56 PM
Wonder if Mr. Blatter has been to Qatar at the height of summer ..... :D

Sentinel
03-12-2010, 09:12 PM
Wonder if Mr. Blatter has been to Qatar at the height of summer ..... :D
Zinedine Zidane definitely did, and paid a handsome fees.

geordie
03-12-2010, 10:24 PM
Ahhhhh .... the Al-Thani family - everything BOLEH family :p .

I don't know how the players could play 45 minutes each way. I could barely breathe the moment I stepped out of the Doha airport in the summer :( . Moscow in the summer is no comparison, I would think.

choopy
03-12-2010, 11:30 PM
Architectural Wonders of Qatar's World Cup 2022 Stadiums.


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fonzie
04-12-2010, 10:54 AM
Here are the facts extracted from FIFA's website on the voting for the World Cups for your info...

There are 24 members on the Executive committee and a secretary-general, as listed below:-

1. President - Joseph Blatter - Switzerland
2. Snr. Vice President - Julio Grondona - Argentina

VPs.
3. Issa Hayatou - Cameroon
4. Chung Mong Joon- Korea Republic
5. Jack Warner - Trinidad and Tobago
6. Ángel María Villar Llona- Spain
7. Michel Platini - France
8. Reynald Temarii- Tahiti
9. Geoff Thompson - England

Members
10. Michel D'Hooghe -Belgium
11. Ricardo Terra Teixeira - Brazil
12. Mohamed bin Hammam - Qatar
13. Senes Erzik - Turkey
14. Chuck Blazer - USA
15. Worawi Makudi -Thailand
16. Nicolás Leoz - Paraguay
17. Junji Ogura - Japan
18. Amos Adamu - Nigeria
19. Marios Lefkaritis - Cyprus
20. Jacques Anouma - Côte d'Ivoire
21. Franz Beckenbauer - Germany
22. Rafael Salguero - Guatemala
23. Hany Abo Rida - Egypt
24. Vitaly Mutko - Russia

Secretary General
Jérôme Valcke - France

This is the voting process of elimination till a winner is declared by absolute majority :-

2018 FIFA World Cup

Round 1: England 2 votes, Netherlands/Belgium 4 votes, Spain/Portugal 7 votes and Russia 9 votes (as no absolute majority was reached, the candidate with least amount of votes, England, was eliminated)

Round 2: Netherlands/Belgium 2 votes, Spain/Portugal 7 votes and Russia 13 votes (Russia obtained an absolute majority)


2022 FIFA World Cup

Round 1: Australia 1 vote, Japan 3 votes, Korea Republic 4 votes, Qatar 11 votes, USA 3 votes (Australia eliminated)

Round 2: Japan 2 votes, Korea Republic 5 votes, Qatar 10 votes and USA 5 votes (Japan eliminated)

Round 3: Korea Republic 5 votes, Qatar 11 votes, USA 6 votes (Korea Republic eliminated)

Round 4: Qatar 14 votes and USA 8 votes (Qatar obtained an absolute majority)

You be the judge on the buzz in the sports media after the decisions were made public.....

It is interesting to try to read the minds of the committee on where and how soccer is heading and evolving. To me, it is a question of going with the old school (sticking with traditonal hosts, perceived economic/political stability/infrastructure etc) or venturing into unknown territories. It brings back concerns most of the soccer fraternity has when South Africa was the host nation recently. And see the results. Sometimes, aspirations are hard to reconcile at that moment in history, but innovations and risk-taking are some requisites to dream the impossible....

I think it was a tough call on the need to popularise soccer around the world and a traditional view on realising returns on investment objectives. Let's hope the game is not tainted nor World Cup soccer interest is not diminished by all these...

Cheers!

currymee
04-12-2010, 10:18 PM
Malaysia should team up with Singapore and do a joint bid, sure win one !! Sporean efficiency and cleanliness in official presentation and Msian experience in Govt level corruption (behind the scene) - wins hand down in 1st round with 24-0 majority !! :D