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US police power (FBI) turns American FIFA bigwig into common informant

Chuck Blazer turned informer after the FBI gave him a dossier alleging failure to pay tax on huge sums of income | Peter Kohalmi/AFP/Getty Images

Chuck Blazer turned informer after the FBI gave him a dossier alleging failure to pay tax on huge sums of income | Peter Kohalmi/AFP/Getty Images

Owen Gibson (Nov. 5) – Claims that a disgraced former Fifa executive turned FBI informant used a bugging device to record meetings with colleagues at the London 2012 Olympics have led to calls for the Serious Fraud Office to investigate world football’s governing body. The allegations, part of an investigation into Chuck Blazer by the New York Daily News, prompted the Conservative MP Damian Collins to renew his call for the SFO to investigate long-standing bribery and money-laundering allegations surrounding Fifa.

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Soccer players protest summer World Cup in Qatar

qatar_congratulationsTemperatures in Qatar can reach 40C between May and September, although a date for the World Cup has still not been set in 2022. Qatar is one of the main funders of terrorist gangs in Syria.

teleSUR (Nov. 5) – The International Federation of Professional Footballers (FIFPro) concluded its General Assambley in Tokyo Wednesday, with the players saying holding the 2022 World Cup in the Qatari summer represents a huge health risk for players. Continue reading

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Emirates pulls plug on FIFA

Soccer Corporatization(Nov. 3) – Emirates, the world’s biggest international airline, won’t renew its sponsorship of FIFA, allowing its contract with soccer’s global governing body to expire at the end of the year.

The decision comes after FIFA faced corruption allegations linked to votes for the World Cup and its presidency during the period. Emirates is among FIFA’s six top-tier partners. Four have renewed through at least the next World Cup in Russia and another, Sony Corp. (6758), is in discussions about an extension. Continue reading

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Fifa World Cup bidding report cannot be published for legal reasons – judge

fieldofschemes-BurnsRatnerDavid Owen (Oct. 17) – The German judge overseeing Fifa’s investigation into the controversial bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups has insisted that the report cannot be published in full for legal reasons, but promised an overview of the main findings by the middle of next month. Continue reading

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2022 FIFA World Cup likely to be held in winter

Blatter announces Qatar

Blatter announces Qatar

A FIFA task force held a meeting Monday, at FIFA headquarters in Zurich, to discuss the options for the 2018-2024 international match calendar, and more specifically, they discussed over when should the Qatar 2022 World Cup take place. Continue reading

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FIFA: Qatar’s World Cup ‘slaves’

Inhuman abuse and exploitation of migrant workers preparing emirate stadia for the 2022 World Cup, an “exclusive” from the London Guardian. Keep in mind that Qatar is one of the Persian Gulf despotisms that is a client state of American imperialism. Qatar hosts the huge Al-Udeid Air Base, headquarters for US air operations in the region and the directing centre of the air war in Syria and Iraq. It has been one of the leading funders of the terrorist forces aiming to subvert the sovereign government of Syria. Furthermore,  the English Football Association itself spent £21m bidding for the 2018 World Cup, which went to Russia.

By PETE PATTISSON

Link to video: Qatar: the migrant workers forced to work for no pay in World Cup host country

The Guardian (Sept 25, 2013) – DOZENS of Nepalese migrant labourers have died in Qatar in recent weeks and thousands more are enduring appalling labour abuses, a Guardian investigation has found, raising serious questions about Qatar’s preparations to host the 2022 World Cup.

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World Cup 2018: There is truly no limit to the British hypocrisy!

Foot on ballAccording to Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and a vicious supporter of the regime change wars in Libya and Syria, which claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians, it is “unthinkable” that Russia should host the World Cup in 2018 because pro-Russian separatist rebels have been accused by the US-NATO military bloc of shooting down the Malaysia Airlines airplane.

Yet, it was quite acceptable for the United Kingdom, which is responsible for (not accused of) the killing of over 1000 000 Afghans, Iraqis, Libyans, and destroying THREE countries, to have hosted the Olympic Games in 2012!! Continue reading

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