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World’s Biggest ‘Vagina’

Qatar’s new Al Wakrah World Cup stadium resembles the female genitalia

Among the World Cup stadiums to be built for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, one specific design might have gone wrong. AECOM Technology Corporation unveiled the design for Qatar’s new Al Wakrah sports stadium, and it immediately fell under criticism for its resemblance to female genitalia.

The design was initially ‘conceived’ as an ancient dhow boat that Qataris traditionally used for pearl diving. The end result fell short of that representation and it has now become the world’s largest vagina.

Here is the photo and below is the video released by AECOM Technology Corporation for you to judge.

The one stadium where a fan can actually be excited saying: I am going in!

The one stadium where a fan can actually be excited saying: I am going in!

 

 

p.s If you are offended by the word Vagina,
     blame the biology class at school
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LNFR – Lame Transfers

It is already a week into the transfer window, and I am not impressed. Reports are coming in from everywhere linking the worst with the best and the ugly with the beautiful. It feels like “panic signings” are about to be the trend this January. And while the whole world is anticipating the opening of the Asian Cup – Qatar 2011, the scouts are awaiting its end to grab the better of the tournament. I have no hopes that the next Maradona will be born in Qatar, but some Zidane “wannabes” may be on the verge of fame.

  1. Ronaldinho is searching for a club, in Brazil, when European teams are not listening.
  2. Gabriel Milito is looking for regular playtime. Can he be Chelsea’s own Coloccini?
  3. Mancini is finally offloaded back to Brazil. Even Leonardo couldn’t have faith in him.

    Mancini

    You wish it was the other Mancini leaving, right?

  4. Sepp Blatter is leading the efforts for a World Cup in winter for Qatar 2022. How about a World Cup in winter for Russia 2018, too?
  5. Oguchi Onyewu will leave Milan soon after having attended all the fashion shows in Milan and missed all the games for that.
  6. Kolo Toure and Emmanuel Adebayor bust up is good for Mancini. Now the Citizens have a clue of whom to buy.
  7. Ipswich Town sacked Roy Keane. Another twist in the Roy Hodgson dilemma?
  8. Juventus are shopping for a striker after Džeko’s snub and Quagliarella’s severe injury. I heard that Christian Vieri is about to come out and play for Boavista.
  9. Mourinho proved his point: Levante 2-0 Real Madrid. Now give him his striker, and no, Benzema cannot score regularly.

    Inter Dilemma

    Moratti: "Can you make Milito score again, or shall we sell him to Mourinho?"


LNFR – New Year’s Transfer Revelations

In 24 hours the transfer window will open. Whether players moving will be able to play with their teams the moment the gate of fortune opens or in 48 hours of their signing, there will be players already tearing and shrugging off their jerseys at the zero hour. Cassano is not one of those; he already did before the New Year.

  1. Fabio Capello is supporting the alleged efforts to play Qatar 2022 in the winter so that players do not find it “hard to relax”. He is apparently happy with the results of the levels of relaxation England had in South Africa 2010.
  2. Leonardo says he doesn’t feel guilty for changing sides in Milan. We all feel the pity for the Argentinean era coming to an end.
  3. Kaká always preached and revealed that Jesus Saves. It is in 2011 that he will be the savior for Manchester City – Chelsea – Internazionale – or us from the prevailing image of Cristina.

    The Glory Days

    Kaká - Will he belong to anyone?

  4. Liverpool has done it again. I heard Standard Chartered are about to grant the needed loan amounts.
  5. Edin Džeko is Mancini’s newest fantasy. Well, at 192 the Bosnian might take the citizens up to those needed heights.
  6. Diego Maradona is latest name to be added to the Mark Hughes nightmares. The Cottagers need the shock.
  7. David Beckham to the Spurs? Finally David Bentley will meet his idol.
  8. Ronaldinho is in Dubai. It is of no coincidence that Milan are playing Al Ahli.
  9. Mauro Boselli is out of favor. The Latics are offering the best deal for 2011; is anyone shopping?
  10. No Pippo Inzaghi? No problem. Please meet the 20 year old prodigy Bojan Krkić. (I have to share one post I recently read and enjoyed and stayed neutral about it: The Offside Barcelona)

    Why Bojan can still be a success at Barça

    Would a loan move help him realize his potentials?


LNFR – Diego and More

Who is better than Diego to make the headlines? El Pibe de Oro is always and forever will be the media crush. You can make good money throwing rumors involving his name. His latest news comes in the shape of a new row with the never wanting to resign Grondona. Here is the story and these are the LNFR of today:

  1. Grondona still cannot get over the fact of Maradona’s early addictions. An addict would not have hired another one; right? Get a life!

    El Diego

    #InDiegoWeTrust

  2. Messi wants either Iniesta or Xavi to win the coveted Ballon d’Or. He knows it’s their one chance. Diego says modesty is for the weak but charity is good.
  3. Marouane Chamakh says his role model is Didier Drogba. Wenger should start teaching sex education at his kindergarten.
  4. The person Liverpool needs to keep an eye on against Blackpool is Howard Webb. Enough said; Google his revelations.
  5. Mario Balotelli thinks he is the world’s second after Messi. Listen to the chants un-super Mario, you are not even 100 places behind, yet.
  6. Van der Sar may retire at the end of the season, or at least that’s what Sir Alex said. I always wanted the news to come the other way round.

    Sir Alex Ferguson

    Serving the "Red Devils" since 1986 (image source: BBC Sport)

  7. David Silva thinks the Premier League is more entertaining. So true now he can enjoy a taste of Barcelona and Real Madrid’s seats.
  8. Didier Deschamps is an emerging candidate to head Liverpool. Let’s hope he brings Brandão with him when that happens so no one would walk alone.
  9. Andy Gray, a former Villan, believes that Messi will “struggle in a cold night at the Britiannia Stadium.” Don’t you love fortunetelling? Stoke City in a Champions League game? WoW!
  10. Karim Benzema scored a hat-trick yet again; two of a kind in one month for memories to remain forever. Now he can say that 2010 was a great year.
  11. David Beckham is pondering a move. I can see a USA to Qatar one is in the horizon. Let’s hope he survives till 2022.

    David Beckham

    When the bids are lost, join the winning bidders - #Qatar2022


Who Won the World Cup Bid?

He said: “For 2018 and 2022 we go to new lands, because the FIFA World Cup has never been in Eastern Europe or the Middle East.” He, FIFA President Joseph “Sepp” Blatter, might now be the most hated personality in England, Holland, Korea, Spain, and other bidding nations, but he wanted to end his reign on a high note somewhere else in the world. He wanted to be remembered as the President who brought the World Cup to Asia, Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe, because he believes this is the legacy that will remain amongst whatever he tried to do. He planned his reign to serve Football as he claims, but he will not be the man who spread Football in the world because Football, as he said, started ages ago in China before he was even born.

He is not the subject of the post, but he is who provoked it. He is too powerful that he was the biggest winner when the FIFA Executive Committee chose Russia to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup and Qatar to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. What did he win? Why did he win? What did other countries lose? What did the hosts win? What is the real win for Football? I might not be the person to answer all of that, and if I wanted to I would need a hundred and ten posts to cover all the aspects, but still I need to share some observations on what happened.

I had my money on England for 2018 and Qatar for 2022 and it was a 50% ego boost by the time the results were announced. I didn’t want to believe that the 2018 bid would be lost by the English the day the BBC Panorama documentary attacked the FIFA officials, but apparently that documentary did some damage. Reports say that England was out of the race from the first round of voting; what a shame. However looking into the facts, and there are few or maybe none, I can fully understand that Abramovich’s presence and money are stronger than Putin and Arshavin is still playing when Beckham is nothing but a Top Model. I may also accept that no one was in favor of having a joint bid like Spain and Portugal’s but I have to admit that the Russians were watching closely and used the same KO pitch of the Qataris and showed the world, in one simple slide, why Russia has to host the Cup. I personally wasn’t impressed with the English presentation.

Moving on to the 2022 incidents, away from all the jokes about the Arab money and the power of oil fields, there was one person who brought the cup to Qatar; Sheikha Moza bint Nasser Al-Missned. Sheikha Moza captured my whole senses with her speech and presentation. She started off saying: “When, when do you think is the right time for this to come to the Middle East?” and she pointed at the World Cup trophy. She continued saying: “The time has come, the time is NOW.” Powerful words, spellbinding speech, great confidence, and a slide showing the distribution of the World Cup hosting countries away from the Middle East region, have contributed solely, form an objective point of view, in winning the bid. Even the Russians captured that slide and used it in their winning presentation.

Sheikha Moza with the World Cup trophy

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani and his wife Sheikha Moza bint Nasser Al-Missned after the announcement

Soon, and maybe just after publishing this post, I will have doubters of what I am feeling and talking about. I know there are many facts that contributed in every nation’s chances, but I will not dig behind all of them. I don’t want to go into politics and say Qatar won so China will be denied the chances of even bidding for the 2026 World Cup. I don’t want to mention that the 1994 World Cup in the USA failed to push the game forward in that part of the world. I cannot say that experimenting in a new Continent was a success story in 2010. I refuse to acknowledge the power of what two nations managed to produce in 2002. I need to believe that 2022 was won because a country will be rebuilt.

Sepp Blatter, you won. There is no one better to acknowledge this fact but Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al-Thani, Chairman of Qatar 2022 Bid Committee, when he stated and directly addressed you saying: “Thank you for believing in change. Thank you for believing In expanding the game. Thank you for  giving Qatar a chance. And we will not let you down. And you will be proud of us, you will be proud of the Middle East. And I promise you this.”


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