hcbaron OP t1_ixquxb1 wrote

I don't support the organization, but I support the sport. Corruption is present in pretty much all facets of our lives. It's impossible to avoid it all without severely limiting my quality of life. I do not condone corruption at all. In fact, I consider myself a grassroots activist who volunteers abd continuously draws attention to corruption, as that is the first and most important step in fighting corruption. I highly recommend "FIFA Uncovered" on Netflix, if you want to learn more about how FIFA became this corrupt. Knowing how this happened can teach us how to prevent it from happening again.

I condemn the Qatar world cup. It's the height of blatant corruption and sportswashing in soccer. So many lives lost for this cup. But I love soccer. I will not let corrupt people ruin my love for a sport, just like I won't let corrupt people ruin my commitment to build a better country. I fight on!


hcbaron OP t1_ixoyxe3 wrote

>On January 10, 2017, the FIFA Council chose the fourth option and voted unanimously to expand to a 48-team tournament.[3] The tournament will open with a group stage consisting of 16 groups of three teams, with the top two teams progressing from each group to a knockout tournament starting with a round of 32 teams.[11] The number of games played overall will increase from 64 to 80, but the number of games played by finalists remains at seven, the same as with 32 teams. Each team will play one fewer group match than under the previous format, compensating for the additional knockout round. The tournament will also be completed within 32 days, the same as previous 32-team tournaments.[