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Arena The *Official* 2022 FIFA World Cup Thread

Discussion in 'Community' started by Darth_Omega, Nov 14, 2022.

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Who will win the tournament?

Poll closed Dec 5, 2022.
  1. Argentina

    15.6%
  2. Brazil

    12.5%
  3. England

    12.5%
  4. USA

    6.3%
  5. France

    12.5%
  6. Germany

    18.8%
  7. Spain

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Canada

    9.4%
  9. Other

    12.5%
  1. Darth_Omega

    Darth_Omega Force Ghost star 6

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    Welcome to the FIFA World Cup 2022 thread.

    This thread is for discussion of tournament events, human rights situation and workers deaths in Qatar. Any other football discussion, whether it be the Super League, Manchester City, Bayern Munich, PSG, Real Madrid or Unión Deportiva Ourense (who are they?) related should still go in The Beautiful Game thread.

    The qualified teams:
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    Some useful links:
    How has Qatar treated its foreign workers
    Football
    FIFA World Cup
    FIFA Official Website

    Previous official world cup threads:
    2002
    2006
    2010
    2014
    2018
     
  2. FatBurt

    FatBurt Sex Scarecrow Vanquisher star 6

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    Love the World Cup but have minimal interest this time round

    I was dubious about Russia but watched some of it as although it was won under dubious circumstances, they do at least have a footballing heritage

    Qatar however is a worse decision
     
  3. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral VIP star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP - Game Winner VIP - Game Host

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    This thread is likely to be 80% of how I follow the World Cup this year. I've made the conscious decision to not watch a single minute on television, due to Qatar and and the surrounding human rights issues.
     
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  4. AutumnLight91

    AutumnLight91 Jedi Master star 4

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    I'll keep track of the game, excited USA is in, though I know they do terribly.



    Though I do hope the Qatar team tumbles very badly in play and is out in group
     
  5. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One star 8

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    After 36 years, it is our time.

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  6. Jedimarine

    Jedimarine Force Ghost star 5

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    Wouldn't it be amusing if Canada or USA were to go on deep runs in the tournament...

    And NO ONE is watching.
     
  7. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 8

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    Feb 27, 2013
    Dear friends,

    Imagine being so desperate for work that you left your family behind to live in a squalid camp, toiling in the desert heat for as little as $1 an hour. Then you died, alone, and your family got nothing.

    Imagine that those who treated you like a slave would rake in billions while the family you left behind spiraled down deeper into poverty.

    FIFA decided to let Qatar’s despotic regime host the World Cup, and since then thousands of desperate and vulnerable migrant workers have reportedly died.

    That’s 39 modern-day slaves who died for every goal expected to be scored.

    FIFA is under pressure to set aside $440 million for these workers - the same amount that will be awarded to the competing teams. Rights groups, footballers, and even some of the World Cup’s top corporate sponsors are part of the push. But with less than two weeks until kickoff, we need to make this call massive to get FIFA to do the right thing. So sign now and we’ll deliver your voices straight to FIFA.

    Despite warnings, FIFA chose a host country well known for using forced labor and for abusing poor and desperate migrant workers. FIFA helped create this problem, and now it has to help solve it.

    Getting a huge organization like FIFA to do the right thing can feel like an uphill battle. But public pressure works, especially when it starts to hurt profits. Even four of the World Cup’s top corporate sponsors – Budweiser, McNasty's, Coca Cola, and Adidas – support compensating workers. And so do 84% of football fans who are likely to tune into the matches, according to a recent poll.

    We only have days before the lights go up on the first game, shifting global attention to the matches, and not the people who worked - and died - in the sweltering heat and inhumane conditions to make the Qatar World Cup a reality. Don’t let FIFA profit off abuse. Sign now to demand that they set aside $440 million to compensate migrant workers.

    Avaaz stands up for human rights and workers’ rights around the world. Already in 2015 Avaaz urged Qatar to end its modern slavery ahead of the World Cup, receiving almost a million signatures. In the years since, the Qatar government has taken steps to address these issues, but more can be done!

    With hope and determination,
    Bieta, Nate, Christine, Miguel, Ahmed, Luis, Marta and the rest of the Avaaz team.

    Please follow the link below. We’re reading fast approaching 100,000 signatures.
    Thank You
    YNWA

    https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/make_fifa_pay_locked/?cGrBtqb
     
  8. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 8

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  9. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 8

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    World Cup 2022: A desert World Cup blighted by a dust-storm of controversy':-

    'Now is All' is the official Qatar World Cup slogan. A message, perhaps, to focus on the present - and the on-field action that is about to begin. To move on from the past. If only it were that simple.

    www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/63570556
     
  10. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/63674631 - with only days to go before the first match Qatar have banned beer sales in the stadiums. Only beer available will be Budweiser's no-alcohol version. Alcohol will be available for those in the hospitality suites but not those in normal seating. Needless to say Budweiser (a major sponsor) were not pleased.
     
  11. vin

    vin Chosen One star 6

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    They knew what they were doing. Too late for FIFA to do anything about it.
     
  12. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Yeah. I doubt they'd have gotten the WC if they'd made that plain at the beginning. I don't see Qatar hosting any other similar events any time soon as a result though.
     
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  13. ma_petite

    ma_petite Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    That just seems like an insane loss of revenue for them and doesn’t make any business sense.


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  14. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral VIP star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP - Game Winner VIP - Game Host

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    Getting this one in before Diggy does

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  15. FatBurt

    FatBurt Sex Scarecrow Vanquisher star 6

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    Qatar aren't interested in getting the beer money. They're beyond wadded with cash already
     
  16. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 7

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  17. CairnsTony

    CairnsTony Force Ghost star 5

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  18. Blobofat

    Blobofat Chosen One star 8

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    Dec 15, 2000
    I haven't missed a world cup in 40 years. This is no world cup. It's a sick joke. **** it and **** Qatar.
     
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  19. MotivateR5D4

    MotivateR5D4 Force Ghost star 5

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    I'm just waiting for the inevitable articles about low viewership.
     
  20. FatBurt

    FatBurt Sex Scarecrow Vanquisher star 6

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    Fanzones are apparently Fyre Festival levels of grim. What odds do we get on Woodstock '99 in Qatar?



     
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  21. Glitterstimm

    Glitterstimm Force Ghost star 5

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    Incredible quantities of cringe right here

     
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  22. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Heard that earlier. Yeah, that's best avoided.
     
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  23. godisawesome

    godisawesome Skywalker Saga Undersheriff star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    “Today I feel a migrant worker…”

    …The old English teacher I me wants to point out the horrible syntax misunderstanding is just like rubbing salt in the wound - it makes it sound less like a statement of empathy, and more like announcing a depravity you’re looking forwards to…
     
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  24. gezvader28

    gezvader28 Chosen One star 6

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    Why has Joe Lycett shredded £10,000? I mean how does it help or is it a stunt?
     
  25. FatBurt

    FatBurt Sex Scarecrow Vanquisher star 6

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    Its a bit of both. He's calling out Beckham as being a gay icon and still taking Qatari money

    He's basically shredded 10k of his own cash to highlight and increase awarenebss