Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
What They're Saying
November 13th, 2010 2:33AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  fifa, spain, world cup 2022


"My real worry is what will happen if Qatar legitimately won the bid of 2022? Because it looks to me that in order to prove to some that there is no corrupted collusion between Qatar and Spain, it is necessary for them to lose the bid! Is that a smart or smear campaign against Qatar and Spain?"

-- Qatari Mohamed Bin Hammam, the Asian Football Confederation president, lashing out at rumors that Spain-Portugal and Qatar have colluded in an attempt to win the Dec. 2 vote of the FIFA executive committee for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosts. Spaniard Angel Maria Villar-Llona passed a note to Bin Hammam at last month's FIFA executive committee meeting, saying, “Congratulations, vamos a ganar." The note has been interpreted as Villar-Llona telling Bin Hammam that their respective countries are going to win their dual bids, but others say it merely meant that the bidders were only going to escape FIFA sanctions on collusion charges. It has been widely reported that Spain and Qatar have organized an alliance that includes Villar-Llona, Bin Hammam and five other executive committee members, posing a serious threat to U.S. hopes of winning the 2022 World Cup bid. (World Football Insider)



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Minnesota and New York top charts    
[NASL: Week 2] On a night when four of the five games were played before sellout ...
Dempsey involved in eight straight Seattle goals    
[MLS: The USA 20] Clint Dempsey, who had five goals in his last two games for ...
Luis Suarez interviews Paul McCartney    
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Liverpool-born Beatles legend Paul McCartney was set to perform a concert ...
FC Dallas and Real Salt Lake set pace    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] A week after losing its first game of the season, FC Dallas rallied after ...
Rampone shows off hoops moves, nets first pro goal    
[NWSL: Week 2] Christie Rampone scored her first goal in a pro career that dates back ...
Kickers rally to earn draw with Pittsburgh    
[USL PRO: Week 5] The Richmond Kickers rallied from two goals down at home to tie ...
Altidore helps Sunderland to stunning win at Chelsea    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Jozy Altidore's tally for the season is still one goal (in now 28 English ...
What They're Saying    
"I saw it on the computer and I understand why they can be talking if it ...
What They're Saying    
"Miami's greatness is about the interaction of a vibrant culture and the water. We will earn ...
Strikers will test measure of progress at Carolina    
[NASL: Week 2] The Fort Lauderdale Strikers, seventh and fifth in the NASL's two half-seasons, will ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives