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FIFA World Cup Host Resolution
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The 2014 FIFA World Cup is over, and once again I feel disappointed because the true excitement happened before the tournament even started.

There have been dozens of FIFA branded video games. Dozens. Yet every one of these titles ignore the all-powerful FIFA in their gameplay. They don’t showcase the scandal, the copious wealth, the controversial remarks. They’re just about soccer. And that’s not enough. That’s not FIFA.

What I bring is the opportunity to dive head first into the most drama-filled element of the World Cup: the bidding war to host the tournament.

Call it the first true FIFA simulation, this mod is an international works project unlockable through popular vote in the World Congress once biology, the technology that discovers oil, is researched. When the resolution passes, civilizations must race to provide the highest production before the project is built (let’s just pretend the hammers are bribes-I-mean-gold). The highest contributor to the project is crowned host of the FIFA World Cup. You get a staggering 20 gold from sponsors - but wait there’s more; the FIFA World Cup won’t actually happen for several more years and you’ve got a lot of work to do.

As the future FIFA World Cup host, it’s your responsibility to build all the infrastructure you promised you would in your proposal. Wanna Kafala? You’re in luck! Just take advantage of your new unique unit: the Migrant Worker! To start off you’ll receive two free Migrant Workers and a Settler in your capital so you can build your own Lusail City.

The Migrant Worker is half the price of the regular worker and can only be bought. With additional movement, they are willing to work long hours without food or water. You hold their passports and salaries so they’ll never stray– if they run too far from your territory and the heat doesn’t kill them, there are literally countless afflictions and human rights abuses that will! They are the foundation on which your brand new stadiums rest on – or at least their bodies will be. But don’t worry when they perish, with 1.4 million units to choose from, it’s a never ending supply of cheap labour!

Will you become an armchair activist as well as an armchair general? The choice is yours!


Context

http://www.forbes.com/sites/chrissmith/2014/06/12/the-biggest-sponsors-of-brazils-2014-world-cup/
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/14/migrant-workers-dying-qatar-world-cup
http://www.economist.com/news/international/21603469-new-light-being-shed-choice-qatar-host-footballs-biggest-event-2022
http://www.ituc-csi.org/IMG/pdf/the_case_against_qatar_en_web170314.pdf
http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/video/2013/sep/25/qatar-migrant-workers-world-cup-host-video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlJEt2KU33I

Notes

- As this mod is structured around the World Congress, it requires the BNW expansion. This is intended to be a conceptual build more than a must-have mod, so don’t be upset if you miss out.
- This has nothing to do with soccer which is a lovely sport. I mean, it certainly isn’t hockey, but that’s not its fault.
- There is a chance that some will take this at face value, so please don't.
49 Comments
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Emperor Hadrius Jun 29 @ 11:26am 
Are you a marxist the whole quoting the open society institute and all, either way your mod sucks the only benefit is 20 gold, people build projects for policies and for techs this just sucks
malolo2 Jun 26 @ 1:43am 
Tried it - works fine, and I appreciate the satire of FIFA's corruption, and the "migranat workers" even the pathetic "non-rewads" compared with other "hosting of sporting events" - but basically it sucks (as a feature of an enjoyable computer game) and I have quietly wiped it from my MOD list and unsubcribed.
23r0 Gaming Jun 9 @ 10:29pm 
@ATLAS - the original name was "Soccer", and it was named so by the British.
Simdata Apr 18 @ 9:31pm 
I like it. Though I would suggest giving a slightly larger prize for the winner. The settler and workers are nice, but 20 gold is a laughably tiny amount. Someone could spend the time building a ccouple markets and banks and start earning more than that each turn. Also, don't you think the silver and bronze contenders deserve at least some form of minor compensation?

That said, i have subscribed and plan on testing it out sometime. I look forward to any updates and any other mods you make.
Wahsayah Mar 19 @ 7:34am 
I love you OP.
Huscurian Jan 19 @ 10:01pm 
@Atlas it is soccer. The English called it soccer at first until they changed it to football. Wikipedia would show you how the British called it.

Get over it.
10276 Jan 7 @ 6:49am 
Lol. :-). How long till FIFA get this taken down. Humourless bunch, no.
⺈ĐꚆѓøčĶ῭Ǭج৴. Oct 29, 2014 @ 6:26pm 
Unsubscribed, took me like 10 turn with 6 cities in order to do it and the reward sux very hard. Those worker should not lose hps at least.
Whylkipp Oct 18, 2014 @ 12:44pm 
Good Mod though
Whylkipp Oct 18, 2014 @ 12:44pm 
It's not 'soccer' it's FOOTBALL.

Sorry to be that way but it just annoys me when Americans and Canadians call FOOTBALL 'soccer' .