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Poll Question: Would you be For or Against a biennial world cup?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Daragho Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Sep 2021 at 3:53pm
Originally posted by planning planning wrote:

...anymore than every 2 years devalues the Copa America or the Afcon....

I think having the Copa America every 2 years does devalue it. When it rolls around I always think 'oh, that yoke again. Sure it happens practically ever year, who will win it this time, Brazil or Argentina? Meh, not interested.'
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Best solution for me:

World Cup every 4 years
Keep it to 32 teams
Introduce a Championship World Cup around the same time. 
Have it in a different continent. 

Same with the Euro’s 
Let’s do 16 teams for the A tournament and 16 for the B tournament….

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Boondock Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Sep 2021 at 12:39pm
The 48 team world cup will be a mess, plenty of minnows playing each other. If they wanted to expand it then fine but have the best 48 teams in the world. Have world qualifying or something. Europe will be hugely under represented whereas Asia and Africa will have many extra spaces. Concacaf especially is a joke, Mexico and US just have to turn up to qualify. Makes you think why UEFA just accept it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lassassinblanc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Sep 2021 at 1:25pm
Originally posted by Boondock Boondock wrote:

The 48 team world cup will be a mess, plenty of minnows playing each other. If they wanted to expand it then fine but have the best 48 teams in the world. Have world qualifying or something. Europe will be hugely under represented whereas Asia and Africa will have many extra spaces. Concacaf especially is a joke, Mexico and US just have to turn up to qualify. Makes you think why UEFA just accept it.

Europe get the most representation so far already. Africa despite having 1 less member has half the representation.

If anything South America gets way too many over half of their teams can currently qualify they'll have 6 at the 48 team format.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Trap junior Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Sep 2021 at 1:36pm
Originally posted by lassassinblanc lassassinblanc wrote:

Originally posted by Boondock Boondock wrote:

The 48 team world cup will be a mess, plenty of minnows playing each other. If they wanted to expand it then fine but have the best 48 teams in the world. Have world qualifying or something. Europe will be hugely under represented whereas Asia and Africa will have many extra spaces. Concacaf especially is a joke, Mexico and US just have to turn up to qualify. Makes you think why UEFA just accept it.

Europe get the most representation so far already. Africa despite having 1 less member has half the representation.

If anything South America gets way too many over half of their teams can currently qualify they'll have 6 at the 48 team format.




International football in South America must be so boring.  Copa America every couple of years and they play each other in the WC Qualifiers.  Same teams all the time.  Must be like being a rugby fan with the 6 Nations.  Groundhog Day.
Well the Germans beat them 13-0 and the Czechs beat them 7-0 so that suggests they are tightening things up at the back

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Money spinner. 

Would also kill off all the continental competitions, the euros, concacaf, Copa America, Africa Cup of nations.

Non big nations need these competitions 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote newrynyuk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Sep 2021 at 3:25pm
I'm repeating myself here, but the solution is keep the World Cup at 32 teams, but more spots open to Asian and African countires via inter-continental play-offs with European group runner-ups.

I can't believe Egypt or Uzbekistan would be overawed at the propspect of facing, say, Austria or Norway.  Conversely Czech Republic or Finland would fancy their chances against South Africa or China for a World Cup Finals spot.

And think of the trip opportunities.  Who amongst us wouldn't lke to go see Ireland in World Cup play-off at Soccer City or the Birds Nest Stadium?



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Boondock Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Sep 2021 at 12:10am
Originally posted by lassassinblanc lassassinblanc wrote:

Originally posted by Boondock Boondock wrote:

The 48 team world cup will be a mess, plenty of minnows playing each other. If they wanted to expand it then fine but have the best 48 teams in the world. Have world qualifying or something. Europe will be hugely under represented whereas Asia and Africa will have many extra spaces. Concacaf especially is a joke, Mexico and US just have to turn up to qualify. Makes you think why UEFA just accept it.

Europe get the most representation so far already. Africa despite having 1 less member has half the representation.

If anything South America gets way too many over half of their teams can currently qualify they'll have 6 at the 48 team format.



Europe do not get enough places just look at the world rankings. Africa may have as many countries but by and large they haven't done sh*t. Cameroon 30 yrs ago was supposed to herald a big change and bar 1 or 2 QF appearances it's been rather poor likewise for asia
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Originally posted by Zinedine Kilbane 110 Zinedine Kilbane 110 wrote:

Best solution for me:

World Cup every 4 years
Keep it to 32 teams
Introduce a Championship World Cup around the same time. 
Have it in a different continent. 

Same with the Euro’s 
Let’s do 16 teams for the A tournament and 16 for the B tournament….

Been saying this since Euros were expanded. Amazed it hasnt been done already. Means you could have the B tournament on during "rest" days or cover TV gaps in different regions for the A tournament. FIFA/UEFA/Sponsors would be keen on that I would think.

Wouldnt be for me but could even do a Copa and allow two invited teams to the B continental tournaments. Id say UEFA would be all over having a China/India TV market for a B tournament. 
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