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going to bump this:

http://www.espnfc.com/fifa-world-cup/story/2306213/fifa-are-set-to-confirm-that-the-2022-qatar-world-cup-will-take-place-in-november-and-december

this is going to mess up a lot of leagues if it still goes through (league would need to shut down in October and not start up again until mid January).

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As much as an inconvenience this will be to European leagues, it'll be even worse for MLS since this chews right into the playoffs. I am not looking forward to this.

MLS will be fine. They'll probably just push the start date a month earlier and play in warm weather cities early. The 2022 World Cup being in the winter is the least of its problems.

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As much as an inconvenience this will be to European leagues, it'll be even worse for MLS since this chews right into the playoffs. I am not looking forward to this.

MLS will be fine. They'll probably just push the start date a month earlier and play in warm weather cities early. The 2022 World Cup being in the winter is the least of its problems.

This is what I think will happen. If MLS is still a summer league, MLS will play a congested fixture list from mid-February to early October.The playoffs will be one and done affairs and the league will be done by mid-October in time for players to report to the USA camp.

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Maybe if the Indian slave labor responsible for sustaining Qatar revolts or goes home, there won't be.

Maybe if Western countries started to put serious economic sanctions on countries who support ISIS, there won't be

It's not the issue of countries supporting ISIS, it's western world countries who sit idly back while the Qatari government gets away with slave labour, not paying their workers for months on end, having them live in slums with 5-7 people per room, confiscating their passports so they can't leave, and having the worst safety record on construction sights with ZERO oversight and care about the deaths of migrant workers. Many journalists write these big expose iase on the state of construction within Qatar, and some politicians say a few things how they condemn Qataris for doing this when they are trying to get something else passed. But nothing really happens.

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Maybe if the Indian slave labor responsible for sustaining Qatar revolts or goes home, there won't be.

Maybe if Western countries started to put serious economic sanctions on countries who support ISIS, there won't be

It's not the issue of countries supporting ISIS, it's western world countries who sit idly back while the Qatari government gets away with slave labour, not paying their workers for months on end, having them live in slums with 5-7 people per room, confiscating their passports so they can't leave, and having the worst safety record on construction sights with ZERO oversight and care about the deaths of migrant workers. Many journalists write these big expose iase on the state of construction within Qatar, and some politicians say a few things how they condemn Qataris for doing this when they are trying to get something else passed. But nothing really happens.
Slaves are hardly the biggest issue(for whatWestern interests are, of course) when you're talking about Qatar, Saudi Arabia etc. the real issue is that they support financially terrorist cells in the Middle East and the Maghreb, while also sending hate-preaching wahabite Imams to European banlieus to preach action against Western Countries. But some Presidents are still going to the funerals of the house of Saud.
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Maybe if the Indian slave labor responsible for sustaining Qatar revolts or goes home, there won't be.

Maybe if Western countries started to put serious economic sanctions on countries who support ISIS, there won't be
It's not the issue of countries supporting ISIS, it's western world countries who sit idly back while the Qatari government gets away with slave labour, not paying their workers for months on end, having them live in slums with 5-7 people per room, confiscating their passports so they can't leave, and having the worst safety record on construction sights with ZERO oversight and care about the deaths of migrant workers. Many journalists write these big expose iase on the state of construction within Qatar, and some politicians say a few things how they condemn Qataris for doing this when they are trying to get something else passed. But nothing really happens.
Slaves are hardly the biggest issue(for whatWestern interests are, of course) when you're talking about Qatar, Saudi Arabia etc. the real issue is that they support financially terrorist cells in the Middle East and the Maghreb, while also sending hate-preaching wahabite Imams to European banlieus to preach action against Western Countries. But some Presidents are still going to the funerals of the house of Saud.

Regardless of what his countrymen/relatives do, Saudi Arabia is still ostensibly an ally. You attend the funeral when your ally's head of state/government dies. It's diplomatic etiquette.

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So, um, seriously.

What's stopping UEFA et al from setting up their own challenger to FIFA?

Platini is backing several candidates (including Luis Figo) to make a run for the FIFA presidency this year. The other candidates are the president of Ajax and a Jordanian prince.

The goal isn't to win (too many of the smaller confederations support Blatter), it's to eat away support and leave Platini eligible to run in a few years without having "previous loser" attached to him.

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Platini is worse than Blatter. He opposes the use of goal-line technology.

Yes, but at least he doesn't want players to die in the Qatari heat or completely :censored: the major leagues by hosting the World Cup in the middle of the summer.

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Platini is worse than Blatter. He opposes the use of goal-line technology.

Yes, but at least he doesn't want players to die in the Qatari heat or completely :censored: the major leagues by hosting the World Cup in the middle of the summer.
Actually, Platini is one of the biggest supporters of the Qatar bid, while Sepp wanted to have the WC in the US.

No Le Roi, please. Pretty much every reform UEFA did during his tenure has been a disaster.

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