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>World Cup expanding to 48 teams
>4 more places for Asia
>4 more places for Africa
>only 3 more places for Europe

REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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More shit teams we'll get knocked out by, Great,
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>>73582870
I don't know about Scotland or Wales or whatever backward fucks the English share a group of islands with but England is historically a great team and worthy of respect. A few years of being meh doesn't change history.
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>>73582848
this
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>>73582885
>this entire post
>that flag
>this topic
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>>73582848
>yfw Turkey, Romania and Serbia takes the spots

Scotlel btfo eternally
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>>73582906

>turkey
>taking spot with arda "inshallah i wont get booed" turan, gökhan "i shot the sheriff" töre, emre ">dribble >get beaten" mor
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>>73582848
Source on the place distribution?
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>>73582848
Scotland had your chances in 70's and 80's

PS: Also 2014

Ass: a friend
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>>73582885
Agreed
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How many places for all the other continents?
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>>73582848
Source? How do OFC, COMNEBOL and CONCACAF work?
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>>73582848
Expecting AFC to get at least two more, three if they scrap the inter-confed playoff thing. Half of Asia is already pissed off Australia's taking "their" WC spot.
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>>73582848
>4 more places for Asia

Literally why?
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>>73582885
>Americans knowing squat about football
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well they made the Euro shit, gotta do the same with the WC

cunts
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>>73582994
The sport's growing there, they have a massive TV audience and the AFC is already such a logjam the minnows are trying to vote Australia back to the OFC for taking "their" WC spot.
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>>73582992
You give someone in a high position money and get what you want in return
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They should get rid of qualifying groups now, just have rankings (proper ones, like in Chess) and have the top ranked teams qualifying for the tournaments. This way big teams won't have to play against minnows, we won't have useless friendlies and we can have less international games a year.
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>>73582885
tips
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On current rankings, the (likely 9) AFC teams at the World Cup will be

Japan
Australia
Iran
Worst Korea
Uzbekistan
Saudi Arabia
UAE
China
Qatar

cant wait

>>73582994
Stay furious watching muscular AFC-GODs at the World Cup potatonigger
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>>73583017
Any good teams?
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>>73583017
>Saudi Arabia
>UAE
>Qatar

So Brazil will be taking 4 squads?
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>>73583017
There aren't going to be nine AFC teams at the WC. Seven at most.
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>>73583017
Change Qatar by Thailand considering 48 slots WC only shall be in 2026
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>>73583023
>an Englishman is saying this
>while fielding another World Test XI in the cricket
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>>73583027
lol no, both Africa and Asia will have 9 each. OFC (aka New Zealand) will also get a guaranteed spot. Pandering to the muscular Pacific Island nations is literally the purpose of this excercise
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>>73582954
>>73582989
The allocation is not official yet. But reports from Zurich say it's likely to be:

Europe +3
Asia +4
Africa +4
Oceanic +1
North and Central America +1
South America +2

With the host nation making it 48 teams.
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>>73583037
>(aka New Zealand) will also get a guaranteed spot
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>>73582994
FIFA are following the money.

China will never miss out on a World Cup tournament ever again.

I miss Sepp.
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>>73583035
>cricket
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This is all done purely to get China to qualify, right?
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>>73583038
I don't see the problem with this allocation. Watch euros if you want a Eurocentric tournament.
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>>73582848
>mfw
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>>73582885
>my grandfather is of English heritage
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so there's going to be 16 new places. UEFA will get 3, CONMEBOL will probably get one.

That leaves 12 to be shared by AFC, CAF, OFC & CONCACAF

I can't see CONCACAF getting more than 1 maybe two because there qualification is already laughable.

So for me that leaves AFC & CAF with an extra 4 each and OFC with 1.
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>>73583052
one of the 44% detected
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>>73583056
Nobody from AFC would qualify for the world cup if you put them in CONCACAF
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m-maybe brave Ryan Fraser and brave Oliver Burke can lead us to glory.
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>>73583051
>China
What's the importance of them? I mean in a pan-pacific power-play kind of way.
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>>73583056
CAF already gets 5. Are they like the Eastern Block of South Atlantic?
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La Liga already said is against this and will make its best to avoid it. Probably most of the major european leagues will join.
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>>73583079
¥¥¥¥
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>>73583052
Hope you're shitposting amerilard. This expansion is motivated entirely by money.
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>>73583081
>waaaah why don't we get all the places
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>>73583017
UAE has the GOAT though
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8K-ezZLhemc
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>>73583079
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>>73583086
Never said I agreed with the expansion. I was speaking purely about the allocation of spots.
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>>73583088
Why shouldn't the confederations with the best teams get more spots?
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>>73583082
>>73583095
Oh, I thought it had some global significance.
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>>73583100
Yeah, maybe they should just make a euro tourn... oh yeah.
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>>73583081
>>73583088

they are against it simply because this implies more matches, so players have higher risk to get injured
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Shall there a... expansion draft?
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>>73583079
>What's the importance of them? I mean in a pan-pacific power-play kind of way.

Literally the largest market on Earth.

Not to mention their president has vowed to invest massively in developing football over there so interest on the tournament will only skyrocket
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>>73583113
They should just do what the brit said in one of the threads and use a legitimate ranking system so that they can basically eliminate all those qualifying matches against minnows. Not the BS FIFA ranking, but something more accurate.
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>>73583107
Biggest TV audience in the world. Same with India if they ever decide to stop shitting in paddocks and take soccer seriously.
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>>73583136
They have kabaddi
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>group stage
>16 groups of 3

group stage is fun as hell, fuck them for ruining it
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>>73582848

cant wait to see first 10-0
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>>73583136
fuckong indians
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>>73583107
This is their global significance

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
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Does it really matter? By 2026 the world will be under Putin's control.
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>>73583154
There was a 10-1 in 1982
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>>73583132

are you aware that during 2 years before the WC; there are group qualifications exactly for this?
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>>73583079
>pan-pacific power-play
lol this actual means something to some people. amazing.
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>>73583154
>>73583175
Guys, OFC qualifiers.

>Australia beats American Samoa 31-0
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>>73583175
>Lel Salvador
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>>73582848
>the new format will be 16 (SIXTEEN) groups of 3
>only one team gets eliminated
>knockoffs of 32 teams
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Doesn't groups of 3 leave a lot of opportunity for countries to prearrange draws that'll suit both teams for qualifying?
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>>73582848
terrible decision, the match quality was already pretty shit until at least the quarter finals and now will have to endure even more.
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>>73582848
BLACKED

can't wait for Uganda to win WC 2018 after finishing 3rd in their group but qualifying on goal difference, and beating Libya, Pooland and Canada on their way to the finals.
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>>73583204
Knockout rounds are almost always cagey shit games won in extra time or penalties.

The biggest problem with this revamp is the destruction of the group structures. The groups, with big teams facing off, and everyone still trying to figure each other out, is the best part of tournament football.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZXUse86r1g
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>>73582848

lads, are they going to make it?

>tfw you will witness ak47 flag waving in the most watched event in the world
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>>73583224
It starts in 2026.
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>>73582885
>American """""education"""""
>tf
>tt
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They should add more inter-continental playoffs.
Let 8 or even 16 African teams have a chance, provided they can beat a second class European.
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>>73582885
>tf
>tt
One fluke win 50 years ago doesn't make them great.
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>>73582994
$audi's are pissed at Australia for taking their spot
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>>73583017
China? Aren't those bastards under Syria?

>tfw we will see Germany vs Syria in the World Cup
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>more games=more venues
>2026 tlc wc confirmed
it's coming home lads, Canada can have the Butan vs Sudan and such
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>>73582848
The real issue is the SIXTEEN groups of 3. 8 groups of 6 would be much better.
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>>73583345
Are America going to host solely or with Mexico?
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>>73582848
Fuck Scotland
Learn how to play
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How can you justify giving Asia and Africa an extra 4 (four) places each?
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>>73583365
That means more meaningless games
>5th game qatar vs mozambique to decide the worst team of the group
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>>73583017
>On current rankings, the (likely 9) AFC teams at the World Cup will be
>Japan
>Australia
>Iran

literally the only "decent" teams and thats being modest
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>>73583234
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>>73583035
Qatar "national" team is a joke
UAE less so.
Saudi Arabia is legit nationals.
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>>73583017

What happened to Iraq? They won the Asian Cup in 2007 and seemed to be promising despite everything else going on.
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>>73583079
They will be the the most expensive league in a few years. For some reason the CCP really really likes their futebol.
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>>73583481
UAE did play in 1990 WC
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>>73583234
>The groups, with big teams facing off, and everyone still trying to figure each other out, is the best part of tournament football.
Add another group stage then. I said it yesterday:
16 teams
Group stage 1: 4 groups of 4, top 2 in each group progress
Group stage 2: 2 groups of 4, top 2 in each group progress
Semi-finals
Final
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>>73583379
Learn how to win a tournament properly.
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>>73583017
>China
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>>73583079

fucking buckets of money.
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>>73582994
The whole goal is to get China and India in for the $$$
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>>73582885
>A few years
They won their last title in 1966.
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>>73582848
Can't wait to see Germany getting BTFO by Madagascar.
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>>73583926
>India
>$$$
Pick one
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really, really unfair on all the smaller nations in europe.

the likes of slovenia, scotland, bosnia, ireland, norway etc have such a tiny chance of qualifying now, despite being much better than every team in asia and OFC that are now guaranteed slots.

it's no longer a competition to see who is the best team in the world. it's a meme inclusive invitation tournament to all corners of the globe.
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>>73582848
>mad about what a World Cup should be
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>>73582848
They want to end the South American-European circlejerking. Right in time.
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>>73582885
We already look bad enough in soccer threads without assholes like you shitting the place up. kys
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>>73584009
when did the USA get to the semi?


terrible image. can't even get basic facts right
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>>73583972
India have a large economy due to the sheer size of their population.

Having said that, they'd struggle to get Indians to care about anything other then cricket. Especially considering how shit they are at every other sport.
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>>73584021
Not really a semi because it was a big group, but the USA finished 3rd in 1930

The USA has the same amount of WC medals as England
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>>73584040
also 5 of their 11 players were Scottish, and 1 English
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>>73584009
>Mexico reached as many quarter finals as North Korea
>Mexicans could only perform it at home
Really makes you think
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>>73584021
like in 1906 or something stupid- terrible image
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Mark my words, if Australia holds a world cup, we'll win it.

You heard it here first, screenshot this and we'll post it when it happens.
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>>73584101
yeah its fucking retarded, they're was about 8 teams there.

is usa are considered semi finalists for that, why are the group stahe teams not also quarter finalists?
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>>73584154
You need over a dozen stadiums to host such an event. Even counting AFL stadiums this seems questionable for Australia.
And there aren't any neighbouring countries to help out either.
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>>73582885
Is this you anon?
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>>73584203
Their A-league stadiums are quite nice, also Australia is a 1st world country, if South Africa and Brazil could make 10 stadiums in a year I'm quite sure the aussies can
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>>73582848
oh an netherlands must be really mad that the WC got expaded to only 48 teams.
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>>73582848
I can agree that Asia shouldn't get more spots since they absolutely sucks.

But Africa has made great progress and deserve more spots.

Europe probably is strong enough to have three more spots.

South America if any region should get more teams.

All in all increasing the number of teams in the WC will water down the tournament.

Asia is literally shit tier, can't believe they got 4 more teams.
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>>73582993
If you can't beat a shitty team like Australia then you have no place in the WC to begin with.
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>Concacaf gets only 1 (one) spot while Afc shitters get 4 (four) more.

Fifa really wants China to get in. Well they can go fuck themselves.
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>>73584722
The problem with South America is that, while at least 8 of our teams are group stage level at minimum, that would still mean that 80% of our countries would get into the WC.

Deserved? Maybe yes. Overrerpresented? Also maybe yes.
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>>73583056
You dont even deserve 1 extra spot with how garbage Asia is.
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>>73582994
to give more chances to the big market everybody is fapping over, aka China, a chance to qualify, as well as for the several muslim shitholes whose petromonarchies are pumping infinite money into European divegrass clubs and federations, aka the Saudi, Qatari and UAE
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>>73584735
>31-0
>Asian Champions

Australia are pretty much a top 4 team my man, definitely the darkhorse to win the 2018 world cup and certainly not a team that needs 48 spots to qualify ;)
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Objectively speaking, the new 16 spots should be allocated as

>Europe - 4
>South America - 2 (adding more spots will cheapen qualifying there so 6)
>North America - 2 (Hex must become an Octagon qualifier to compensate for added teams to not cheapen an already easy qualifier)
>Africa - 4
>Asia - 2
>2 playoffs between Europe and the two best seeded teams from other confederations that did not qualify. Most likely will be Europe vs South America or Europe vs Africa.
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>>73584762
combine with CONCACAF, they are trying to push that through anyway
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>>73584722
>south america
maybe one place tops
you only have ten cunts in commiebol
having more than 50% teams qualifying would be a bit silly.
africa and europe are the only ones that would make sense getting more spots
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>>73583175
There was a 7-1 in 2014.
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>>73582994
O I L
I
L
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>>73583038
>Oceania +1
Can't wait to see another Tahiti conceding 10 goals in a single match
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>>73583179
Tahiti in Confederations Cup 2013
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>>73582848
there is a rumor that Conmebol and concacaf will have joined qualification.

CAF: 56 Teams---0WC
UEFA:55 Teams --- 11WC
Conmebol+Concacaf: 51 teams---9WC
AFC: 47 Teams---0WC
OFC: 14 Teams---0WC

Fairest way to divide the WC places?
Only by quantity of confederation members?
Take in consideration historic performances?
Take in consideration actual performance (ranking)?
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>>73582885
Nice proxy
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>>73585391
Why don't OFC and AFC have joined qualification?
Niue, Tuvalu and Kiribati can't take part since they're not in FIFA.
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>>73582885
>A few years of being meh

50 years of hurt
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>>73583038
THE MIGHTY CONTINENTS OF ASIA AND AFRICA GET 4 MORE PLACES

>SA gets 2

Bolivia would score 200 against asians.
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you now realize that this shit will be ever harder to complete
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>>73584836
This is the only answer that makes sense if you want to improve quality.
Sadly, they don't.
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>>73584227
Brazil has teams to fill those stadiums after the WC, Brazil has market for football in general that benefit from those stadiums.

Austrialia has neither
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>>73585441
fucking asians
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>>73582848
Blatter 2 electric boogaloo
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Great they managed to suck the emotion of qualifying for a WC
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>>73585427
It's already hard for Pacific Islands but NZ to travel for OFC competitions. Imagine they needing to travel for Arabic Peninsula or Central Asia, for example.
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>>73585527
Doesn't Brasilia not have a single team in the top division?
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>>73582848
Shit desu. 32 was the ideal number.
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>>73585441
Uruguay confirmed for 7th place!
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>>73585577
I thought AFC was divided into regions during qualification but apparently they stopped doing that in 1990.
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what will the yuro qualifications look like now then? from 9 groups where 1 from each group plus 4 from knockout qualify, to 8 groups where two from each group qualify?
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In every single World Cup ever an Asian/African/Oceanian team has made it to the Quarter Final stage only 3 times(Ghana, North Korea, South Korea)

so why do they get 20 qualifying places?

can someone please explain?
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>>73585621
Same reason Qatar is hosting a WC, money lots and lots of money in bribes.
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>>73585621
South Korea and Ghana even needed help to get there.
North Korea managed despite being the only team from AFC, OFC and CAF to qualify.
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>>73585605
On Oceania case, Australia, New Zealand and Fiji were the only ones from Oceania until 1990, and also counting Israel and Taiwan, who played for Oceania sometimes. Other oceanian countries only has started to play WCQ only since 1994.
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>>73582848

>another anglo that ignores his white privileges
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>>73582870
>Great Britain
fixed that for you
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>>73585621
FIFA desperately wants those shekels from China, India and the Oil Arabs. In the case of Africa, muh votes for the next FIFA Congress and muh poor niggers, I guess.
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>>73584024
at least while india is playing they won't be shitting the streets for 90 minutes
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>>73585621
Gosh, this is like sexism. You take away education and then say women are stupid because there are no inventors. You push the African countries out of the World Cup and then say they are shit because hardly any get to the quarter finals.

Disgusting.
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>>73585868
>german banter
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>>73585665
>North Korea managed despite being the only team from AFC, OFC and CAF to qualify.

Best Korea confirmed.
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>>73585960
Without a bunch of disgusting refball like what happened with worst Korea either
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>>73586324
>eeuu

what a great language you have there, pedro.
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>>73582885
>this post
>this flag
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>>73586324
>every Latino country is spelled the same way as it is in English
>every European country has some fucked up butchered spelling and pronunciation

terrible language. if we show the latinos enough respect to spell and pronounce their country their way, you should do the same to us.
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Are we finally going to qualify lads?
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>>73586324

>EEUU

what did they mean by this?
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>>73586372
it will be our year la
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>>73585621
Fifa doesn't care about quality they only care about money and are desperate for China to make it
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>>73584009
russia reached semifinals as the ussr tho
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>>73585579
Yes, same for Manaus and Cuiabá

The people in these regions don't give shit about their region teams and rather bandwagon teams from Rio de Janeiro or São Paulo.
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>>73586340
>>73586344
>>73586379
>anglo-saxon education
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>>73586324
What's the point of group stage now
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>3 countries per group stage
>Team only needs to play 2 games to qualify for the round of 32
>teams that lose one game and draw the other will advance on goal difference
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>>73586324
>Venezuela in a World Cup

This is just wrong.
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We should do the same for the 4chn cup, so we get granted spots for shit teams like /a/ and es-pee.
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>>73586447
why double the letters though? was EU already taken by something else? Why not use EUA?
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>>73586497
And in a group with Ethiopia. One of them reaching a round of 16 against England, Honduras or New Zealand.
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>>73586539
double letter means plural tho is not always used ie anonymous alcoholics is just AA
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Scotland in Europe

>Euros prior to 2016
>1 team automatically qualifies
>1 team gets play offs
>Finish 3rd every time

>Euro 2016
>2 teams automatically qualify
>1 teams get play offs
>Finish 4th

I think we should give up International football and just focus on... Our incredibly shit league...
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>>73586617
AAAA
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>>73582885
A
FEW
YEARS
OF
BEING
MEH
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>>73582848
Check if its fairier this way

OFC - 0
CONCACAF 5
CONMEBOL 5
AFC 6
CAF 11
UEFA 18

Others by play-off

A man can dream
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>>73583150
>16 groups of 3
>first 2 get through
>32 teams again
>mfw
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16 additional spots

1 to Oceania
4 to Africa
3 to Asia
4 to Europe
2 to CONCACAF
2 to CONMEBOL

That's how it should be.
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we are ready to draw every game bros
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>>73583132
So then when do you get to show your improvement? Friendlies?!
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>>73582994
Because Asia + Africa are the nations that voted overwhelmingly for this, of course they are the beneficiaries. It's just more disgusting corruption in FIFA.
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>>73586836
>4 to Africa
>2 to concacaf
literally why? they never do well at WC, concacaf has outperformed them the past 3 world cups, but they still get more and more bids. it's ridiculous and makes no sense
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I hope with all this shit, they at least make the play-off format, where the worst 32 play eachother home and away. You get your matches, your silly countries being WC, and you let the real World Cup with the best 16.
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>>73583051

Yeah, the Chinks and their Gulf paymasters.

Make no mistake about it.
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>>73586897
There's a lot more nations in Africa, that's why. Same reason CONMEBOL only gets two more. Right now they have 4.5 slots, which turns to 5 if Oceania gets a slot and then they get 7 total. There's only 10 federations in SA so it doesn't make sense to add too many more. Africa probably has more than 50 federations.
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>>73586635
>brazil responding to a post ending in 17 with screams
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>>73586539
Their acronyms are fucked up, vis Buenos Aires. "Bs.As.", why not B.A.
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bring back intercontinental play offs.

there is no fucking way that the likes of Qatar, UAE, China, New Zealand etc should be at the WC unless they can beat a European team in a qualifier.
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>>73586700
>11 spots for Africa

See, shit like this is why you haven't gone to a WC in like 20 years.
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Who can saves us now?

La Liga, EPL and Bundesliga making a boycott? Trump? Putin? Durarte????
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>>73586999

Agreed. But even if such a scenario comes back to fruition, the raghead oligarchs will just rig the whole playoff in favor of their countries, just like they are doing right now in the club game.

It's a lose -lose situation either way.
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>>73583150
no more group of death
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>>73586836
Got to ensure the changs make it.
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>>73586324
not a single good match
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>>73583224
Canada still wouldn't qualify. Not even if CONCACAF had 10 spots.
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>>73583038
Kek, reminds me of this.
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>>73587267
>implying Uruguay wont get Italy and Mexico
>implying Argentina wont get Togo and Qatar
>implying Brasil wont get Honduras and Slovenia
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>>73582885
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>>73582848
ASIA FOR THE ASIANS, AFRICA FOR THE AFRICANS, WHITE COUNTRIES FOR EVERYBODY!
Everybody says there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY white country and ONLY into white countries.

The Netherlands and Belgium are just as crowded as Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by bringing in millions of third worlders and quote assimilating unquote with them.

Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries to “assimilate,” i.e., intermarry, with all those non-whites.

What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problem would be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were brought into EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries?

How long would it take anyone to realize I’m not talking about a RACE problem. I am talking about the Final solution to the BLACK problem?

And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and what kind of psycho black man wouldn’t object to this?

But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide against my race, the white race, Liberals and respectable conservatives agree that I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.

They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white.

Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.
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>>73587911
>ASIA FOR THE ASIANS, AFRICA FOR THE AFRICANS
Oh was that your mindset when you forcibly took over a fuckton of African and Asian countries to extract their resources whilst killing a fair amount of natives? Now that it's happening the other way you're upset?

*sips tea*
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>>73587578
ICELAND STRONK
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>>73585441
its cute how cocky Mexicans south of Mexico are.

>our 10 team confederation is the strongest!
>yes, including shiters like Paraguay and Bolivia!
>Venezuela and Ecuador are on the rise believe me!

Mexicans I sware
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>>73587995
the nigger lover is right
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>>73588091
>tf
>tt
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Next step:

China teams included in the UCL
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>>73588135
>Venezuela

never talk to me again, I am shaking.
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>>73584040
The big group was in 1950. They reached the semis in 1930 but there was no 3rd place playoff then; only later were they recognised as 3rd because they were overall slightly better than the other semi-finalist.

>>73584073
Mexico reached 2 QFs, both at home.

>>73584101
1930.

>>73584185
There were 13 teams. USA topped a 3 team group.
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>>73583079
Dude even the new york times had a section a few days back about Xi's massive investment in soccer in China
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>>73588135
We beat you and Paraguay easily in the Copa America with 10 men lol.
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>>73585621
Senegal made it to the QFs in 2002. Cameroon in 1990.
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>>73583038
fuck me
fucking shit cunts
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>>73585960
Their performance also prompted FIFA to add more AFC/OFC/CAF teams too. The next such team to get past the 1st group stage was Morocco 20 years later.
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>>73582885
>American flag makes this bait post
Guaranteed (You)s. Here's one more lad.
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>muh overreaction maymay

put me in the screencap please!
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32 teams was literally perfect.

How could they do this? ;__;
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>>73583038
>North and Central America +1
Central America can fend for themselves.
But to be really fair to Canada, there should be 3 teams from North America.
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>>73588564
Quebec referendum when
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>>73583496
I meant a joke as in they just hand out nationalities to foreign players.
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>>73583150
>group stage is fun as hell
Kill yourself my man, literally the worst part of every tournament.

I kind of like that they reduced the number of games of the first round, but they will add more literally who countries, as if we don't have enough

>>73583113
That's wrong, they will play the same games.

>>73586947
>There's a lot more nations in Africa, that's why
But they are not better. World Cup should be about having the best teams, not the most diversity
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>>73584009
is not like Europe-South America dominance is gonna stop, just more fodder in the way i guess
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>>73589669
Don't you want to reach the quarter final on foreign soil?
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>>73587023
We didn't deserve it since 1998.
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>>73582885

No just no
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>>73586324
>that group K

English early exit confirmed
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>>73583926
>India

they're the 35th Ranked team in AFC, they split games with fucking Guam. gonna need more than 9 spots
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>>73583022
England wouldn't get out of that group m8
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The WC should have never went past 24 teams. I dare anyone to prove me wrong.
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>>73590764
Correct
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>>73583482
>what happened to Iraq
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>>73582885
If the flags were reversed everyone would be celebrating the witty, cheeky britbong response.

>british humor
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>>73582885
t. Nigel
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>>73582885
People always get their panties (knickers) in a twist whenever an American defends anything English football related

The Brits were right, continentals are a weird bunch of wankers.
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>>73582885

Guys pls ignore him....pls he knows nothing I swear we aren't all this stupid about the sport.
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>>73590764

This.
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>>73589710

They'll be knocked out in the Round of 32 now instead of the Round of 16 like they usually do.
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>>73588332

>We
>Mexicans
>Refuses to talk about how Texas bootyblasted them

Pedro, you need to go back.
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>>73591348
>I-I s-swear Americans know socc...football!
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>>73588564

You fuckers don't even have a National League, why the fuck should anyone be fair to you?
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god we love to complain about fifa then we support them when making a bigger tournament to make the corrupt organization more powerful
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Here is my solution that I have posted many times. I'm (hopefully) sure the Mexicans will agree.

Boot the Caribbeaniggers out of CONCACAF for a little bit and let them have their own qualifying session.

CONCACAF will wait for them to send 2-4 of their top teams to join the 10 main countries that make CONCACAF.

>Mexico
>Canada
>United States
>Costa Rica
>Honduras
>El Salvador
>Guatemala
>Panama
>Belize
>Nicaargua.
Unfortunately, with FIFA being as autistic as they are, we will need to include at least two of the Caribbean Islands to Participate with us since we have been "Blessed" with 6.5 Slots. What could happen is that Nicaragua and Belize could fight for their spot with the 3rd and 4th Place countries from the Caribbean. First and Second place would automatically enter.
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>>73586324
There are some good groups: C,E,G,O
ok Groups:B,J,M,N,P
practically sentenced groups but maybe 1 good game:F, H, I
Shitty groups: A, D,K,L

it could be worse
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>>73586379
EE= Estados
UU = Unidos
Estados Unidos = United States
EE.UU. = U.S.
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>>73591466
'we' don't support FIFA, 'we' just happen to enjoy the sport and unfortunately FIFA as an organisation has a complete monopoly over the international side of the game and so if we want to watch it, 'we' have no choice but to consume their increasingly shitty product
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how does the knockout stage work in the new format?
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>>73591747

Top 2 of the three teams move on to the Round of 32. Then half move on to the Round of 16, then the Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals and then the Final.
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>>73591765
>round of 32
literally every relevant country makes the knockout stage now
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>>73591784

>literally every relevant country makes the knockout stage now

I can think of a country that could fail to do it...
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>>73582848
they killed the wc
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>>73591803
>Englel
>relevant
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>>73582994
Why should Man U get all the Asian revenue?
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>>73591843

Fair Point
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>>73591803
Nah, no way. Some of these countries don't even have professional football teams so field part-time dentists and shit. We'd steamroll it 12-0

E
A
S
Y
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>>73591875

>>Some of these countries don't even have professional football teams so field part-time dentists and shit.
> part-time dentists and shit.

Funny you should mention that...

>We'd steamroll it 12-0

Is this Déjà Vu?
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>>73591784
cute 32
sweet 16
elite 8
final 4
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>>73591953

Best Post.
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>>73591952
I think the post is satire.
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>>73591875
Englel
Are
Shittier
Yanks
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>>73591952

You took the bait...
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>>73582885
England is not bad. It is like Spain.
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>>73592061
England is like Internacional with pedigree
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>>73586367
You also butcher European names tbf
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>>73592051
It's just sarcasm, not really a bait.
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>>73582885

hang yourself.
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>>73582885
oi m8 i wondah who's behund that powst
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>>73582885
>A few years of being meh
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>>73585391
There was a discussion a couple of days ago about that possible merging, the consensus was that if both confederations merge, South America will send 8 of 10 teams at minimum.
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>>73593552
I'm OK with that if FIFA continues with this 48 countries bs and the Americas get enough spots for top South American sides + Mexico, US and Costa Rica. Jamaica, T&T, Honduras and Panama would make it pretty interesting too.
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>>73585527
most of the stadiums that would be used already exist for rugby/league

if we used included AFL grounds up to the RO16 I doubt we'd need to build many/any new ones
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>>73584009
>Venezuela
LOVING
EVERY
LAUGH
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>>73594190
Cricket/AFL grounds are non-starters and if you don't know that you clearly know nothing about football and have never witnessed the farce that is a football game being played on one of >our giant Ovals

There are only 2(two) good rectangular grounds in Australia and those are Suncorp and Allianz
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>>73585527
>Brazil has teams to fill those stadiums
>Amazônia
http://www.businessinsider.com/brazil-world-cup-stadiums-one-year-later-2015-5
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>>73585442
More $$$, my man. More $$$.
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>>73585527
Also nowhere to build new stadiums

Melbourne is the sporting capital of Australia and doesn't have a single half decent rectangular stadium and the value of the real estate needed to build a new stadium would be greater than the GDP of Uruguay
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>>73586617
>double letter means plural

This is retarded

>"united" in spiclish is plural

But not as retarded as this
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>>73594622
Less retarded than having a maple leaf in your flag.
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>>73594622
>The State(((s))) (((are))) United
How is that not plural you stupid leaf
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>>73582885
>a few years
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>>73582885

>American flag
England BTFO once again
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>>73582848
I also feel like its to also allow the USA and Canada to not only have a better footing but to keep the attraction going within the USA because usually once the USA is knocked out people start tuning out by the numbers. Thus less financial returns for both the parties involved to set the broadcast up.
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>>73583073
But they're not in CONCACAF. so fuck you.

prepare for banter every World Cup you fat seppo cunt.
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>32 team knock out bracket

Well, at least, we'll have more chances to see shit like this.

>I'm still mad
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>>73594409
The MCG field is bigger than a soccer field. Just paint a rectangle and stick some soccer nets on either end, boom, a rectangular stadium.
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>>73582885
Son you are disappoint.
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>>73585621
Because Italy are cheating pieces of shit and Australia easily deserved to win in 2006.
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>>73596269
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cS6Wqt00gTc
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>>73587995
didn't realize we had 200 year olds posting on spee
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>>73596269
>couldn't score 10vs11
>concede a dumb penalty with a clumsy challenge
>still couldn't get over it after 10 years
git gud or git rekt Mark
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Champions Hockey League already works with 48 teams in 16 groups of three followed by knockouts
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016%E2%80%9317_Champions_Hockey_League
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>>73596410
At least they get four matches each.
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>>73596253
jesus christ if that were my national team in your place I'd be screaming in rage
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Go to 64 teams and revamp the qualifying so it's not a breeze.
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>>73594312
>baseball country
>never made into FIFA WC

really makes you think
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>>73594357
>the only ones that didn't fuck up are the 2 from the south

Really makes you think
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>>73586324
>Holanda
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>>73582935
You know full well any of the weakest fringe players in the Turkey squad would walk into the Scotland first XI
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>>73582885
Excellent post
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>>73586324
>Ethiopia - Venezuela

hunger games
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>>73582885
top kek
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>>73582885

One of the best bait posts of the last 2 years
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>>73597473
Kek'd
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>scotland presses for another 8 teams to go to the euros
>make it almost impossible to qualify unless you are san marino-tier
>fail to qualify

>scotland supports expanding the world cup for another 16 teams
>europe only gets three places anyway

karma
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>>73597390
no era penAAAAAAALLl
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>>73582885
>A great team
>Worthy of respect
>A few years
>Being "meh"
>Muh history
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>>73597999
DELETE THIS
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>>73597999
>>make it almost impossible to qualify unless you are Netherlands-tier
FTFY
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>>73597390
Países Bajos is too fucking long
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>>73597473
My sides
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>>73588332
7-0
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>>73586367
>latinos
Marca is from Spain, retard amigo
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>>73586686
What happened in the 70s?

>1998
That team wasn't bad, they just had to face >us in the fucking round of 16. Couldn't be helped.

2010 is when the real decline began
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>>73599452
1974: eliminated by Poland at Wembley
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iebi0LOilvA
1978: eliminated by Italy
1982: almost eliminated after this (Norway team was amateur then)
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=england+norway+1981&spfreload=1



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