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  • Don't get too excited about the FIFA ExCo member predicting a 2022 World Cup venue change

    Brooks Peck at Dirty Tackle1 day ago

    FIFA executive committee member Theo Zwanziger is making headlines for his prediction that the 2022 World Cup will not be held in Qatar. But before this is taken as a major sign that FIFA will change the host nation after four years of controversy and protest it's important to note exactly what Zwanziger said and his history of speaking out against Qatar.

     First, here are Zwanziger's latest comments. Note that he prefaces his statement by saying "I personally think." This is an important distinction from someone who is often out of sync with his cohorts. From Reuters:

    You might remember that FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke made headlines of his own back in January when he spoke out of turn and said that the 2022 World Cup would not be held in June/July because of the Qatar heat, but that was quickly shot down by other FIFA executives.

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  • This is how Louis van Gaal looks when Man United lose to Leicester City

    Brooks Peck at Dirty Tackle2 days ago

    That look when you go from 3-1 up to 5-3 down.

    That look when you have Falcao, Rooney, Van Persie and Di Maria up top, but Rafael, Marcos Rojo, Chris Smalling and Tyler Blackett at the back.

    That look when Man United lose after having a two-goal lead for the first time in the Premier League era on your watch.

    That look when Man United lose at Leicester for the first time since 1985 on your watch.

    That look when Mario Balotelli is laughing at you.

    Man utd ... LOL

    That look when even Filbert, the Leicester City mascot, is making fun of your team.

    That look when you suddenly regret not taking the "easier" Spurs job.

    That look when you just want David Moyes to hug you and say that he knows how it feels.

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    Brooks Peck is the editor of Dirty Tackle on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him or follow on Twitter! Follow @BrooksDT

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