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Increaed World Cup numbers?

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Stupid. Bad enough the Euro's had an increase, the format doesn't need changing.
 

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Having two tournaments on different continents running along side each other is just ridiculous.
 

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UEFA's Europe-wide Euro 2020 is the only idea worse than this.
 

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I don't see the problem with increasing the number of participating nations...as long as Blatter is out!
 

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Having two tournaments on different continents running along side each other is just ridiculous.

I think its an awesome idea. Whats better than football?

MORE FOOTBALL!!
 

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UEFA's Europe-wide Euro 2020 is the only idea worse than this.
Why? Less money spent by a single country (or two) and less travelling for the fans depending where you are.
 

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Why? Less money spent by a single country (or two) and less travelling for the fans depending where you are.
Less travelling? Anyone who wants to go to multiple games?
 

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I don't think it would be the end of the world

If it was increased to say 40 sides, Europe may only get 2/3 of those spaces, have 8 groups of 5 instead of 4, and there you go.

Don't see much problem with it
 

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I used to always prefer the European Championships over the World Cup. You always had a couple of big nations in each group which meant entertainment from the offset.

Now that UEFA have increased the participants it simply dilutes the quality.

Don't get me wrong, I love watching football. We all do, that's why we're on here talking about it.

But more isn't always better.

The World Cup works fine as it is - why change it?
 

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What I think would be good is to have less automatic qualifying and more intercontinental play offs. Allowing smaller nations the chance to compete whilst not taking away places for the bigger nations.
 

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I prefer the Euro's. Usually a better host country, better teams and less shite. Pretty much every game is a guaranteed decent one instead of Honduras vs Iran.
 

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My own view is the World Cup should just be scrapped completely.

I'd create region competitions......America......Asia/Oceana.....West Europe.....East Europe....Africa

Then have a mini league every 4 years with the 5 winners to determine your world champions.


Is far too much international football, well too much football overall thesedays.
 

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I prefer the Euro's. Usually a better host country, better teams and less shite. Pretty much every game is a guaranteed decent one instead of Honduras vs Iran.

Games between the big teams can be just as dull though. I quite look forward to the smaller games.
 

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Never voting for Big Dave as Fifa President.
 

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why do we need a World cup though?

a big waste of time which drags on the summer with about 20 odd useless games due to the ridiculous OTT draw set-up to protect numerous nations to give a Tournament set-up so certain teams get through and then you get the actual worthwhile competition when you get to the last 4 sides.

completely pointless.
 

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They could increase the teams but make it straight knockout, so the upsets really make an impact. Often in group stages a small team can pull off an upset but they'll go out when they falter against the other 2 nations they're pitted against, and the team that loses their initial encounter go on to get results, and you're back to the status quo again. We had Spains collapse and Costa Rica as the exceptions this time though.
World cups would be very short for England fans though.
 

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why do we need a World cup though?

a big waste of time which drags on the summer with about 20 odd useless games due to the ridiculous OTT draw set-up to protect numerous nations to give a Tournament set-up so certain teams get through and then you get the actual worthwhile competition when you get to the last 4 sides.

completely pointless.

Most tournaments these-days are seeded though. Imagine Brazil, Argentina, Germany and Spain all in the same group? You could end up with a dreadful semi-final line up.
 

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The World Cup is fine the way it is. Group stage and all that. Don't ruin it by inviting fucking San Marino to it like Platini did with the Euros!

Saying this I'm really looking forward to Euro 2016.
 
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My own view is the World Cup should just be scrapped completely.

I'd create region competitions......America......Asia/Oceana.....West Europe.....East Europe....Africa

Then have a mini league every 4 years with the 5 winners to determine your world champions.

Is far too much international football, well too much football overall thesedays.

Scrap the World Cup? Are you off your head!?

Might as well bin off the Olympics as well while we're at it.
 

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