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For or against a 48-team World Cup Finals?

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  2. Against (1 votes [25.00%])

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#1 Stuart Sutherland

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 08:12 AM

FORMAT

1st round 16 groups of three 

[instead of eight groups of four countries].

 

Each nation playing two – rather than three – 1st round matches, with the top two in each group advancing to a new last-32 knock out stage.

 

In a tournament that will still last 32 days and still see no team play more than seven games.

 

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#2 Stuart Sutherland

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 12:29 PM

  £££ money, money, money.  

 

48 team world cup finals would get my support if it had a format of where only the 16 groups 1st round group winners go into the knockout round. 

 

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Edited by Stuart Sutherland, 08 January 2017 - 12:30 PM.


#3 Stuart Sutherland

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 12:52 PM

another thing what ever format they use for the world cup finals they should copy of the uefa champions league and instead of prize money based on final position give it out for each win a team has in the finals.

 

this will insentience teams to play for win rather than playing for the draw and try and get through via penalties to next round like Argentina at italia 90 and Portugal did at euro 2016.  Both reached the Final!  

 

at italia 90 argentina only won 2 matches within normal 90 minutes period.

 

Portugal at euro 2016 won only 1 match within normal 90 minutes period.

 

talk about rewarding negative play and punishing positive play..


Edited by Stuart Sutherland, 08 January 2017 - 01:02 PM.


#4 Stuart Sutherland

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 07:46 PM

groups of 3 allow the last 2 teams to 'fix' the result so they go through and the other goes out. Think back to 1982 and Austria/Germany.



#5 Hairy Scot

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 11:02 PM

It seems that not many subscribe to FIFA's master plan.

 

FIFA under fire after agreeing 48-team World Cup expansion

FIFA president Gianni Infantino's decision to expand the World Cup to 48 teams has been criticised
It was confirmed yesterday that FIFA president Gianni Infantino's idea to increase the number of participating nations at the finals from 32 to 48 had been approved by delegates in Zurich, with the plans set to be enforced from the 2026 competition onwards.
However, the European Club Association, which represents the interests of clubs such as Manchester United, Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Real Madrid, has blasted the move, claiming it is motivated by political rather than sporting intentions.
A statement from the body, which represents 220 teams across the continent, said: "The European Club Association reiterates that it is in principle not in favour of an expanded World Cup.
"We fail to see the merits to changing the current format of 32 that has proven to be the perfect formula from all perspectives. Questionable is also the urgency in reaching such an important decision, with nine years to go until it becomes applicable, without the proper involvement of stakeholders who will be impacted by this change.
"We understand that this decision has been taken based on political reasons rather than sporting ones and under considerable political pressure, something ECA believes is regrettable."
And there was plenty of scepticism from others too. New FIFA Now, a campaign group founded by, among others, MP Damian Collins, that is seeking change in the way the governing body operates, claimed the plans were "a money and power grab".
"It will dilute the competitiveness of the tournament and, therefore, the enjoyment of fans," they said in a statement. It is a money grab and power grab. This is straight out of the [former FIFA presidents] Joao Havelange and Sepp Blatter playbooks."
Concern was also expressed in Spain, where La Liga president Javier Tebas fumed about what he suggested was a lack of consultation between Infantino and the clubs.
"Infantino behaves like Blatter," he said. "He also made decisions alone without consulting anyone about them and I'm very angry."
The Football Association stressed FIFA must take into account the wishes of players, supporters and leagues when formalising plans for the new-look competition.
They said in a statement: "The priority has to be consideration of the potential impact on fans, players, teams and leagues and also recognition of the importance of sporting integrity and commercial viability."
Speaking before the outburst of criticism, Infantino claimed he wanted the tournament to be truly global. "We are in the 21st century and we have to shape the football World Cup of the 21st century," he said.
"It isn't any more the 20th century. It is the future, football is more than just Europe and South America, football is global. One event in the same period, once every four years, which will help develop football, the FIFA Council felt this was positive and it will help football developmen


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#6 Stuart Sutherland

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 11:51 PM

yes but the format of the 48 team world cup will use just like the 32 team world cup.

 

maximum of 

12 stadiums

32 days

7 matches (for any team winning the competition).

 

Basically the requirements of players/resources will be the same in the 48 team world cup as they are in the current 32 team format!

 

so apart from the format and the results of matches most things stay the same in the 48 team world cup and the 32 team world cup.


Edited by Stuart Sutherland, 10 January 2017 - 11:55 PM.


#7 Hairy Scot

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 12:09 AM

If it ain't broke don't fix it.


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#8 Stuart Sutherland

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 12:38 AM

the fifa world cup finals got broke the day when the number of teams in the finals got increased from 16 teams. 


Edited by Stuart Sutherland, 11 January 2017 - 12:39 AM.


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 07:38 AM

If it ain't broke don't fix it.

 

but that's what Fifa & Uefa do best Hairy. They tinker with formats etc simply to justify their positions and huge salaries a,d obviously to take the focus off their corrupt activities...ie Qatar is STILL on the cards after the hullabaloo....sweep sweep hoping it will be forgotten about then..........'Oh it's too late to change'.


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 12:54 PM

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 12:54 PM

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#12 Stuart Sutherland

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Posted 19 January 2017 - 03:19 AM

Look on the bright side a 48 team world cup means less bargain hunt on BBC as the BBC will cover New Zealand v Gambia in the world cup instead in each fourth June/july period.


Edited by Stuart Sutherland, 19 January 2017 - 03:22 AM.


#13 Hoopz

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Posted 22 January 2017 - 11:04 PM

Just call it WCF and ditch the qualifying , mental
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#14 Big Juicy Flies

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 04:34 PM

More countries, more broon envelopes.

 

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#15 Hoopz

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 04:39 PM

More countries, more broon envelopes.

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#16 Big Juicy Flies

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 04:51 PM

Love the username :lol;

 

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#17 Lord Bastion

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 06:02 PM

Love the username :lol;


Bit of innuendo......? :D
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#18 Hoopz

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 06:03 PM

Bit of innuendo......? :D


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#19 Hoopz

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 06:04 PM

I just voted against because it sounds better when you say it
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#20 Lord Bastion

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 06:06 PM

I just voted against because it sounds better when you say it

I'm all for it..... more the merrier :D
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