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2002 World Cup Cancelled!!!

06 Sep 01 - 11:03 AM (#543399)
Subject: 2002 World Cup Cancelled!!!
From: Calach

I heard it on the radio!
thw World Cup in Korea/Japan has been cancelled.
FIFA President Serge Blatta has confirmed that Japan have pulled the carpet from the World Cup; they say that since England are "obviously" goint to win, there's no point in holding the tournament at all.
The Japanese government are not unpleased with the loss of revenue from the cancelled event; a senoir official said "The money we save from policing the England games will more than compensate us."
Calach, News On The Mudcat, Tokyo.
(OK, I'm a Scot and a little pissed off after last night's performance, but at least I'm not bitter........RIGHT!)


06 Sep 01 - 11:08 AM (#543406)
Subject: RE: 2002 World Cup Cancelled!!!
From: Mrrzy

Wow - not to disbelieve anything I read on the Internet, I'm going to look for newspaper articles relevant. The hooligans will have a lot to answer for!


06 Sep 01 - 11:12 AM (#543412)
Subject: RE: 2002 World Cup Cancelled!!!
From: Mrrzy

Ap and The Washington Post are silent on this one. Am going to check my international sources...


06 Sep 01 - 11:13 AM (#543415)
Subject: RE: 2002 World Cup Cancelled!!!
From: GeorgeH

PLEASE . . . Please let it be true . .

G.


06 Sep 01 - 11:16 AM (#543418)
Subject: RE: 2002 World Cup Cancelled!!!
From: Mrrzy

NPR and CNN don't have anything either. This is either breaking news or a hoax...


06 Sep 01 - 11:19 AM (#543423)
Subject: RE: 2002 World Cup Cancelled!!!
From: GUEST

Good one Calach :-))
If only it were true
Another unbitter Scot!


06 Sep 01 - 11:19 AM (#543424)
Subject: RE: 2002 World Cup Cancelled!!!
From: Fibula Mattock

Relax guys! Full text is flying round as an e-mail:

(Reuters) -FIFA President Sepp Blatter has today sensationallyannounced that the World Cup finals due to be held in Japan and South Korea next year have in fact been cancelled.

The decision was taken shortly after England's 5-1 demolition of Germany in Munich on Saturday night. "We have taken the unprecedented step of crowning the winners before the tournament has even started" Blatter stated.

It seems the English press have played a major part in the episode.

Blatter continued: "The English press are convinced now that England going on to win the tournament is merely a formality and we have decided to save all the other teams the trouble of going over and competing."

The news has been met with mixed reaction. Brazil, France and Argentina are said to be disappointed by the news as they believed they also were in with a decent chance of winning footballs biggest prize.

But the claim has been shrugged off by ex-England boss Kevin Keegan, who admitted: "France may be without doubt the best team in the world but we are far stronger".

Both the Japanese and South Korean governments are said to be pleased that the tournament has been postponed.

Hay A Sook, the Korean Home Affairs Minister, was quick to point out that the money set aside to combat the hooligan element of the English support could now be diverted to other areas.

"With the money saved we can now afford to build 9784 new schools and 763 new hospitals" he said.

Blatter however would not be drawn on rumours that the 2004 European Championships and the 2006 World Cup will also now be shelved and instead be awarded to England.

Meanwhile, the Scottish Football Association has announced that all matches to be held this weekend will be marked with a minute's silence.


06 Sep 01 - 11:21 AM (#543425)
Subject: RE: 2002 World Cup Cancelled!!!
From: IanC

Mrrzy. It's a hoax. You probably didn't catch the football nuances in the original post.

:-)
Ian


06 Sep 01 - 11:24 AM (#543429)
Subject: RE: 2002 World Cup Cancelled!!!
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull

This was broadcast on Talksport last night, I currently have an ante post bet on France to win, (6/1 Corals) I hope my stake is returned if The World Cup is cancelled!


06 Sep 01 - 11:28 AM (#543434)
Subject: RE: 2002 World Cup Cancelled!!!
From: McGrath of Harlow

Now if it could be the Olympics, that would indeed be fun.

For an international games event that I think sounds a lot more appealing, click here for the Island Games, held in the Isle of Man in July - and noone seems to have even mentioned them in the mainstream media in England.


06 Sep 01 - 11:44 AM (#543445)
Subject: RE: 2002 World Cup Cancelled!!!
From: KingBrilliant

World Cup - what World Cup? Have I missed something?

Kristin


06 Sep 01 - 11:51 AM (#543449)
Subject: RE: 2002 World Cup Cancelled!!!
From: GeorgeH

No, KB, you ain't missed very much at all . .

G.


06 Sep 01 - 12:06 PM (#543463)
Subject: RE: 2002 World Cup Cancelled!!!
From: Art Thieme

World cup is God's jock strap.


06 Sep 01 - 12:14 PM (#543475)
Subject: RE: 2002 World Cup Cancelled!!!
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull

Looks like England are going to win it anaway, a psychic bloke on the radio said so!


06 Sep 01 - 06:22 PM (#543849)
Subject: RE: 2002 World Cup Cancelled!!!
From: Mark Cohen

All I can say to England is, you'd better watch out for Costa Rica...! (I say that, of course, because they just shut out the powerful US team--and I think their hooligans (juliganos?) may rival yours.)

And how many people actually took this very clever joke seriously? (I'm referring to the World Cup "cancellation", of course. My post is no more serious, but not that clever)

Aloha,
Mark


06 Sep 01 - 07:28 PM (#543904)
Subject: RE: 2002 World Cup Cancelled!!!
From: sophocleese

For all those wondering what is being discussed you can check out this site.

Personally I want to see if Portugal plays with the same gorgeous goalie that played in Euro 2000. Unfortuneately in this country and this part of the country I cannot watch many of the matches as they are not broadcast on any channels. Naturally, because I have a whole world of choice, I can watch either, Tennis, Golf, Tennis, Baseball, Tennis, Extreme Sports or Tennis instead.


06 Sep 01 - 07:42 PM (#543916)
Subject: RE: 2002 World Cup Cancelled!!!
From: Bill D

gee, I hope the International Curling Championships aren't in danger!...or the Tiddley-Winks Games!!..

(lordy...some hoaxes are too silly to contemplate. If the World Cup had really been cancelled, you could see the glow as Brazil melts down into a wrathful puddle all the way to Picadilly Circus!....)


06 Sep 01 - 09:33 PM (#544040)
Subject: RE: 2002 World Cup Cancelled!!!
From: catspaw49

...........gawd, I hate Soccer...................

Spaw - Soccer Dad/Uncle


06 Sep 01 - 10:14 PM (#544063)
Subject: RE: 2002 World Cup Cancelled!!!
From: Mark Cohen

That's a red card for you, 'Spaw!

Mark - referee (under-12-year-old players only, so far!)


06 Sep 01 - 10:24 PM (#544069)
Subject: RE: 2002 World Cup Cancelled!!!
From: catspaw49

I'll give it to Columbus' own Brian McBride, as he is now out of the WC and out for at least the season with the "Crew"......He'll appreciate it I know.

Spaw


28 Jun 02 - 11:47 PM (#739252)
Subject: RE: 2002 World Cup Cancelled!!!
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull


29 Jun 02 - 02:11 AM (#739296)
Subject: RE: 2002 World Cup Cancelled!!!
From: michaelr

John, I suppose you resurrected this to bask in the glow of your dead-on prediction?

;-) Michael


29 Jun 02 - 12:19 PM (#739424)
Subject: RE: 2002 World Cup Cancelled!!!
From: Bill D

well, MY prediction of Brazil melting down into a wrathful puddle may yet come true...for different reasons.


29 Jun 02 - 02:23 PM (#739466)
Subject: RE: 2002 World Cup Cancelled!!!
From: katlaughing

You beat me to it, Art...I was going to say it belonged to Atlas!*g*


30 Jun 02 - 04:23 AM (#739686)
Subject: RE: 2002 World Cup Cancelled!!!
From: michaelr

kat - he beat you to it by 9 months! Art's post is dated 9-6-01... back in the days of innocence.

:-) Michael