It’s football. Use feet, kick ball. What does “soccer” mean anyway?
^ No idea. We should call it football and call the other sport “Bash-n-Smashball”.
The term “soccer” appeared shortly after, being an abbreviation from “Football Association” (from assoc.)
It’s of English origin, I would have expected someone from the UK to know that.
Origin of the word Soccer
^ I’n not into soccer, but here goes.
FIFA is the Federation of International Football Associations, without the é s.
The next tournaments will be in Brazil in 2014, Russia in 2018, and Qatar in 2022.
The cartoon indicates that those with the most money to contribute won the games.
A huge issue is security in Qatar.
Actually, Brazil and Russia might have security issues, but not like Qatar.
It’s more about corruption within FIFA.
A Channel4 (UK) investigation into past corruption aired in the UK practically on the eve of the announcement of the 2018/22 bid winners a few days ago.
Another newspaper investigation by the Sunday Times (UK) had a sting involving 2 current FIFA committee members from Taiti & Nigeria. Thought that used pounds, not dollars but I’m pressed for time.
Hmmm, well. it might be that the $ is universal. The $ denoting monetary unit predates the US using it. Originally it was the Spanish peso? Many countries used in the past and still use it now or similar (double strike or single strike). The Dutch cartoon under ViewsAfrica used a double strike.
In this instance the green of the money would indicate US $, most countries have multicoloured notes, and it is still often used in denoting cash in most places so I’d say in this instance simply a recognised form; but not necessarily corruption.. I don’t think the US spent the most for the 2022 bid.
Apropos this thread, I came across this article in Slate which I think you might find very interesting: