Thursday, September 19, 2013

Bait and Switch.. Money Rules in Sport

In 2010, following lots of palms greased in FIFA, the international governing body, Qatar was awarded the 2022 World Cup. Everyone NOT in FIFA, complained that holding it in Qatar in usual summer break would be a disaster. 
Everyone suspected that it would be switched to winter.. requiring a special schedule change that year. This never happened before even when the Cup was being played in southern hemisphere as it will be in Brazil 2014.
Well... guess what!

BBC: Uefa members back winter tournament in Qatar

Better Blatter 'Comes Clean'   Admits 'Politics played a part'.

Yeah... 'politics' meaning money!

It's inevitable. Politics has always played into these decisions. 
But the real travesty is that this was denied for years and Blatter lied through his nose even as several confederations including ours (CONCACAF) dumped officials for bribe taking.
"We looked like we were corrupt.  But we won't do it again.. Promise!!!!"

Yeah.... right!

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