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FIFA president Sepp Blatter has reiterated his view that countries upset at being overlooked for the right to host the World Cup in 2018 and 2022 should accept defeat gracefully.
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With failed A-League expansion, small thinking, authoritarian rule, and wasted time on a pointless World Cup bid, the FFA are holding football back in Australia. I join the ever-growing group of people calling for football-people in a progressive Football Federation Australia.
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It won’t capture the imagination as much as the World Cup bid announcement, in fact there probably wont even be a live announcement on TV and it will only get a passing mention on news bulletins, if it all, but in just 21 days time Australia will be confirmed as the host of the 2015 [...]
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Overheard two kids in the school yard last week. One of the boys, the small one, hands in pockets, dribbling the dirt says, “You heard we lost the World Cup bid?” His mate replies, “Yeah, but mate, have you heard the FFA are going to complete the A-League review?”
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So last week’s predictions were right – this really has been a big few days for Australian football. For many within the football community, the days since Friday’s 2022 World Cup decision have been filled with soul searching, as countless followers of the game look for answers as to what has gone wrong.
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As the dust settles and the blame is shared out for Australia’s inability to win the 2022 World Cup, I’ve struggled to come up with an appropriate analogy that captures what happened. But I think I’ve found one.
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FIFA president Sepp Blatter has defended the decision to hand Qatar the 2022 World Cup ahead of safer options in Australia and the US as a move to expand the game.
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A group of Australian supporters will stage a pub World Cup on home soil following FIFA’s decision to award the 2022 tournament to Qatar.
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Let me start this post by saying (stating) that it is no way designed to inflame some kind of code war. I love football – following both Seria A and the English game since I was a young boy.
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The Australian World Cup bid was naive at best, and stupid at worst. When I first heard that Qatar won the 2022 World Cup, I was surprised – especially knowing that Qatar has such a small population, none of the stadiums are built, and that it doesn’t have a particularly strong football culture.
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German football legend Franz Beckenbauer says he was astonished Australia were eliminated from the first round of voting to host the 2022 World Cup.
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Mr Lowy, Thank you for all you have done for football in Australia, for the personal effort you put into our 2022 bid, and the undoubted time and effort you spent on it at the expense of time with family, loved ones or managing your other interests.
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There were two telling facts that emerged from the FIFA vote on the hosting rights to the World Cup in 2018 and 2022. First, that Russia won the rights to the 2018 tournament. Second, that Australia gained only one vote for its bid to host the 2022 tournament.
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We are all shocked of the loss of the 2022 World Cup bid – and the extent of it. But I am afraid to say the hostile reaction shows that we are a bunch of very sore losers, and it’s rather embarrassing.
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Congratulations to the bold people behind the Qatar bid that won the right to host the 2022 World Cup. The taste this morning is bitter and tinged with a touch of sadness for an opportunity to give the game in Australia a massive shot in the arm.
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There was bitter disappointment yesterday as Australia woke up to find that our 2022 World Cup bid was booted in the first round of voting. Australia embarrassingly received only one vote from the 22 available, with the eventual decision going to the tiny nation of Qatar.
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I am writing this to stir up support from the football passionate and those who just wanted Australia to host the biggest sporting event in the world.
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There is a sense of confusion and anger across the nation as Australia’s bid to host the 2022 World Cup was snuffed by the people at FIFA.
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Attending the live coverage of the announcement from the relative comfort of being in the company of a few hundred people at Federation Square in the wee hours of the morning, I was distraught when Qatar’s name was read out for 2022.
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Let’s be honest, none of us have any idea what’s going to happen in the early hours of Friday morning our time in Zurich. FIFA politics and the agendas which accompany the delegates’ votes makes it near impossible to come up with a certain prediction for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosting decisions.
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