Posts tagged FIFA

2022 World Cup won't be held in Qatar

…so says a FIFA executive committee member

Just an astounding, exasperating game yesterday.

It also showed how inept and corrupt FIFA is from the Top Corner Office to down on the field.

In Dresden, a red card was handed out to Rachel Buehler without a second thought, yet Brasil’s Erika goes through all kinds of histrionics and it doesn’t even draw a penalty.

In Mexico City, Uruguay goal keeper Jonathan Cubero got no help from the officials when a jerk in the stands shines a laser light in to his eyes before an indirect penalty kick. Again, FIFA’s referee would not bring the game to a dead stop until the laser and the idiot pointing it in to the high school age kid’s eyes were apprehended - continuity of the game and assurance of another Mexican victory were more important than the kid’s eye sight.

Sepp Blatter is still a turd.

that's not enough to get more fans in the USA, Sepp

FIFA’s 20th Century Man, Sepp Blatter, will consider goal technology, but not replay technology for offsides calls. That’s barely palatable for old-school fans and it isn’t enough for fans like me, Americans, who know that technology is missed in one of our own hallowed games.

It seems clear that a Swiss septuagenarian doesn’t see an opportunity in the USA, a nation that has many critics of soccer who dismiss the sport on provinçial terms. It’s hard to believe that Blatter and/or FIFA is turning it’s back on such a great sponsorship opportunities. It would seem that purity - by one old man’s standard - will reign for the next four years.

thedailywhat:

New Meme Alert of the Day: Awful call was awful.
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thedailywhat:

New Meme Alert of the Day: Awful call was awful.

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