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  •  No. Qatar was picked because they paid for votes (4+ / 0-)
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    CrissieP, BYw, rtaylor352, Jen Hayden

    Quite simple -- Qatar's bid was successful because of corruption and graft -- promised benefits to the countries voting for Qatar and possibly even money paid directly to national representatives.

    It had nothing to do with Asia, and there was no bid from India -- nor could there be. India does not have the stadia or the money to build them.

    Also, public transport isn't really even a consideration for Qatar. Qatar lacks the hotel capacity, so most fans will stay in other countries and fly in for games.

    I have no idea why  you raised goal-line tech. You can be sure that going forward all Cup matches will use goal-line tech, wherever they're played.

    Also, it's rubbish to believe Qatar's b.s. about air conditioning outdoor stadiums, but FIFA Pres. Blatter is correct in noting that the temps will be too hot throughout the country -- for tourists and for players training. Qatar has money, but few people. Putting a World Cup there was foolishness. Hopefully this is a prelude to a re-vote...and an honest vote.

    Coming Soon -- to an Internet connection near you:

    by FischFry on Sat Jul 20, 2013 at 09:59:19 PM PDT

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