Congrats on a story that can stand up to any criticism. It's clear that the next time the World Cup is held it won't be about a myriad of nations competing for the honor of winning the world's most coveted soccer award, instead, it will be about a myriad of nations all giving in to a corrupt organization more interested in filling its own pockets than hosting said tournament. I only wish that the nations you mentioned would stand up against said corruption, and break away from FIFA, or at least threaten to do so and make FIFA change its policies. As for saying that the Middle East has never held a World Cup and that we should overlook corruption, size issues, and human rights violations, all because said region has failed to produce a suitable bid is absurd. And as for the comments by hussein, I haven't heard anything quite that ignorant for some time, and since I still have to put with students from the US' public school system, I hear more than my share of ignorant and stupid comments.
And really Brian, thanks for putting the size thing in perspective. I really can't believe that a place the size of Raleigh could ever host the World Cup, not without spending billions on hotels and other services for those who were planning on attending the event.
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