Discussion in 'General Football & Other Sport' started by wfc4ever, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    I noticed Qatar have won the Asian Cup beating Japan in the final.

    Have they suddenly found a group of very talented young footballers or nationalising some from South American for example to make sure they can compete in in their own World Cup?
  2. nascot

    nascot First Team

    The UAE have made a complaint about whether some the Qatar players are eligible to play. A few years ago they opened an academy in Qatar and started importing youngsters from all over the world. I guess after a while they'll be eligible to play for Qatar. Not sure if any of the current crop are from the academy though.

    Edit: it's only 2 players that have been questioned, 1 from Sudan and 1 from Iraq so hardly the next big thing!
  3. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    What can I say? I thought it was the right thing to do.
  4. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Probably Pozzo scouts crawling all over these places.
  5. Meister

    Meister Administrator Staff Member

    The best way to solve the Qatar problem is with a darn good blow and clear out.
  6. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

  7. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

  8. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    I'm not sure how it's possible to play a world cup on an invisible line that encircles the whole world anyway. Crazy idea.
  9. What??? Have they sold the rights to hold it to one of their southern neighbours?
  10. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

  11. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    But it doesn't make it acceptable. Corruption and unfairness wherever it may be needs to be rooted out. Barcelona for all their posturing on human rights and the history of Catalonia should be embarrassed to be sponsored by a regime that impinges on human rights every day.
  12. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    It's not acceptable, but it's life. Money corrupts. Always has and always will.

    You can highlight on a forum, but when corruption goes to the very top, it's impossible to stop. Eventually it does get found out, regimes tumble, another takes its place and the sequence starts again.
  13. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    FIFA still keen on having 48 teams at the 2022 World Cup....

    I can see them having the top 16 ranked teams through automaticity leaving the rest to fight it out for the remaining spots across the globe.

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