Jump to content

Football World Cup in Qatar


MiloMorai

Recommended Posts

  • Replies 127
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

I think it’s disgusting that it’s being held in a country that treats women like shit and more or less enslaves foreigners. And I’m disgusted by all the libs who will watch it anyway because having an interest in soccer is a major status thing for a lot of “I’m a citizen of the world, man!” types in the US. Same people who won't eat tuna that's not dolphin-safe but will happily snort coke that was smuggled up the colon of an 11-year-old Colombian slave [end rant] 

Edited by Angrybk
Link to comment
Share on other sites

https://www.insidesport.in/fifa-world-cup-indian-man-arrested-for-destroying-portugal-flag-raised-by-cristiano-ronaldo-supporters-check-video/

Quote

 

The video of the man tearing apart the European nation’s flag went viral on social media after some online platforms claimed that the man, allegedly a BJP supporter, destroyed the flag as he mistook it for the flag of SDPI, a political party.

The Social Democratic Party of India (DPSI) was floated by the now-banned Islamist outfit Popular Front of India (PFI) a decade ago. The incident was reported from Panur Vaidyar Peedika on Tuesday evening.

Police, however, said the man may be a BJP supporter but he did the act in an inebriated state. “He is not an active worker of the BJP and he does not have the history of creating troubles,” a police officer told PTI.

 

Flags of other nations including that of Argentina and Brazil have also been erected at the junction by the football fans of these nations, they said.

The man was released on station bail after charging him under relevant sections of the Kerala Police Act, they added. The BJP has not reacted to the allegations. Football fever has gripped the state ahead of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, Angrybk said:

I think it’s disgusting that it’s being held in a country that treats women like shit and more or less enslaves foreigners. And I’m disgusted by all the libs who will watch it anyway because having an interest in soccer is a major status thing for a lot of “I’m a citizen of the world, man!” types in the US. Same people who won't eat tuna that's not dolphin-safe but will happily snort coke that was smuggled up the colon of an 11-year-old Colombian slave [end rant] 

They also don't like the LGBTQIA+. No booze in the stands except the private boxes either.  This went into effect 48 hours before the 1st game.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 11/19/2022 at 1:38 PM, Angrybk said:

I think it’s disgusting that it’s being held in a country that treats women like shit and more or less enslaves foreigners. And I’m disgusted by all the libs who will watch it anyway because having an interest in soccer is a major status thing for a lot of “I’m a citizen of the world, man!” types in the US. Same people who won't eat tuna that's not dolphin-safe but will happily snort coke that was smuggled up the colon of an 11-year-old Colombian slave [end rant] 

I nominate this for "Post of the Year" for 2022.

@FlyingCanOpener talk about this frequently.  It seems like a lot of them aren't even sports fans but like soccer because 1) MLS marketed toward their demographic and 2) many conservatives hate soccer, so libs love it out of contrarianism. 

During the Take-a-knee brouhaha, some libs on my fb even posted that other countries don't play their national anthems at their games?

OH?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Doing so does not increase your chances of winning 50-fold; in the process you're actually weakening your chances as the talent base shrinks and you get 48 teams with zero chance and two (California and Texas, probably) with a still somewhat worse team. Case in point, I can't even remember if Northern Ireland, Scotland, or Walse ever qualified for a world championship, and even when they did, survived even the first round. It makes no sense whatsover, but then again, in Britain making sense is optional.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This whole thing has been shameful...

Given everything we had heard about Qatar and the known corruption of FIFA, I was certain some player or a country or two would have finally said "enough is enough" and sat this one out.  But... nope.

In years past I would have watched a game or two if there was nothing else on.  This year... no thanks.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

8 hours ago, AETiglathPZ said:

Also, what is it with a whole country having to win against a portion of a country like a state? USA versus Kingdom of Wales? That is just cheating the system. If the UK gets to bring 4 teams then the USA gets to bring all 50.

Well, given that the whole US can't even beat Wales, with a population less than 1% of that of the US, and for which Football isn't even the number one sport, you need to consider how much of a drubbing your national psyche could stand.

More seriously, the whole thing with there being separate national Football Associations for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland is an historical oddity - primarily caused by their being the first four National Football Associations in the world. (See the first few Background paragraphs from the wiki page, below.)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_national_football_team#:~:text=Despite football being the most,Championship%2C as well as various

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

23 minutes ago, DB said:

Well, given that the whole US can't even beat Wales, with a population less than 1% of that of the US, and for which Football isn't even the number one sport, you need to consider how much of a drubbing your national psyche could stand.

More seriously, the whole thing with there being separate national Football Associations for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland is an historical oddity - primarily caused by their being the first four National Football Associations in the world. (See the first few Background paragraphs from the wiki page, below.)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_national_football_team#:~:text=Despite football being the most,Championship%2C as well as various

 

Romans did, those Silurian wankers ;)

https://www.maciejdakowicz.com/cardiff-after-dark/

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

11 hours ago, Skywalkre said:

Given everything we had heard about Qatar and the known corruption of FIFA, I was certain some player or a country or two would have finally said "enough is enough" and sat this one out.  But... nope.

Best three words joke I know?

"FIFA Ethics Committee"

Never gets old.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

12 hours ago, Skywalkre said:

This whole thing has been shameful...

Given everything we had heard about Qatar and the known corruption of FIFA, I was certain some player or a country or two would have finally said "enough is enough" and sat this one out.  But... nope.

In years past I would have watched a game or two if there was nothing else on.  This year... no thanks.

It would be the same as asking an American player to sit out the Superbowl or World Series if they were held every four years.

 I will be watching just to see England loose on penalties.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

They somehow managed to maintain defense. Germany had control of the ball the majority of the time and made goal attempts twice as often. Japanese side came off with more vigor upon entering the second half than in the first half, which ended 1:0 in Germany's favor. IIRC the commentators said that 5 of the Japanese players in the field played in the German league, with another 3 on the bench, two of whom swapping in later.. something like that. So it seemed like quite a lot of experience playing with the Germans. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, futon said:

They somehow managed to maintain defense. Germany had control of the ball the majority of the time and made goal attempts twice as often. Japanese side came off with more vigor upon entering the second half than in the first half, which ended 1:0 in Germany's favor. IIRC the commentators said that 5 of the Japanese players in the field played in the German league, with another 3 on the bench, two of whom swapping in later.. something like that. So it seemed like quite a lot of experience playing with the Germans. 

I remember the commentators saying that, thanks for reminding me. Lets hope you play as good when you play Spain.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just now, Stuart Galbraith said:

Yeah, nice work Japan. You are improving Englands chances immeasurably. Who knows, we might get to yet another semi final penalty shootout. :D

 

Oh god not penalties. Kill me now !!!  

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...