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007Dale
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Seems likely this ridiculous farce is going to be approved tomorrow. If you ask 130 nations that have never qualified for the World Cup if they'd like a better chance of qualifying, funnily enough, they're going to say yes.


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Seems likely this ridiculous farce is going to be approved tomorrow. If you ask 130 nations that have never qualified for the World Cup if they'd like a better chance of qualifying, funnily enough, they're going to say yes.



It's going to be like the cricket WC. Whereby it's pointless until you get to a certain stage in the competition. This'll be the last 16 in future WC.


007Dale
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The voting system at FIFA is akin to having each state in the USA with the same number of electoral college votes. It's actually hugely undemocratic because on a per-player basis, the smaller
Nations have more say. A footballer in Montserrat has far greater representation than a player in Germany.

Each nation should have a block of votes equating to the number of players (all players, men & women, pro and amateur) it has registered.

That way, for example, Germany may get 100 votes, compared to Poland, 40 say and Aruba 2.


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Not surprisingly it's been approved but doesn't start until 2026!


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Not surprisingly it's been approved but doesn't start until 2026!

Not only approved but passed unanimously according to Sky. Now why would the big footballing nations vote for it? Could they have had some sort of financial carrot dangled in front of them, unlikely as that might sound with FIFA involved. Pirate


007Dale
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Not surprisingly it's been approved but doesn't start until 2026!

Not only approved but passed unanimously according to Sky. Now why would the big footballing nations vote for it? Could they have had some sort of financial carrot dangled in front of them, unlikely as that might sound with FIFA involved. Pirate


Germany were going to vote against it.

Split of places forecast to be:

Europe 16 (+3)
South America 6 (+1.5)
Africa 9 (+4)
Asia 9 (+4.5)
Concaf 6 (+2.5)
Oceania 1 (+0.5)
Host 1


007Dale
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Which means group p in the USA 2026 World Cup could realistically contain:

Wales
Uzbekistan
Gabon

Looking forward to that, or perhaps:
Slovakia
Guatemala
North Korea

Although you could still be lucky enough to see:
Brazil
Germany
Nigeria


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As long as we avoid Iceland Sly


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Buy shares in Panini.


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Split of places forecast to be:

Europe 16 (+3)
South America 6 (+1.5)
Africa 9 (+4)
Asia 9 (+4.5)
Concaf 6 (+2.5)
Oceania 1 (+0.5)
Host 1


Wake me up when it gets to the knockout stage.


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Not surprisingly it's been approved but doesn't start until 2026!

Not only approved but passed unanimously according to Sky. Now why would the big footballing nations vote for it? Could they have had some sort of financial carrot dangled in front of them, unlikely as that might sound with FIFA involved. Pirate


Germany were going to vote against it.

Split of places forecast to be:

Europe 16 (+3)
South America 6 (+1.5)
Africa 9 (+4)
Asia 9 (+4.5)
Concaf 6 (+2.5)
Oceania 1 (+0.5)
Host 1



What's going to be the point of the conmebol qualifiers?
It's going to be as rediculous as the Euro qualifiers. When a South American country actually hosts the competition it'll be even worse.


007Dale
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There has been talk of combining the American Qualifying, but for that concaf have requested 14 combined places (2 more than in the forecast)


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Interesting point about the qualifiers. European and Conmebol qualification currently seems very overblown in terms of number of group matches. With each federation now having more qualifying places, it should enable them to re-jig and reduce the number of games needed to qualify. Certainly, to retain the existing 10 team mini-league that Conmebol operates in order to produce what will now be a minimum of six qualifying nations seems massively inefficient.


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Interesting point about the qualifiers. European and Conmebol qualification currently seems very overblown in terms of number of group matches. With each federation now having more qualifying places, it should enable them to re-jig and reduce the number of games needed to qualify. Certainly, to retain the existing 10 team mini-league that Conmebol operates in order to produce what will now be a minimum of six qualifying nations seems massively inefficient.
With Venezuela & Bolivia constantly propping up the qualifying group. Realistically it's 6 from 8 and that's being over generous to Peru.I think that they should merge conmebol & concacaf. Plus they should also merge Asia & Oceania. Then the qualifying system would make a bit more sense. But they are never going to do this, because there's too much self interest and money swilling around.



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Split of places forecast to be:

Europe 16 (+3)
South America 6 (+1.5)
Africa 9 (+4)
Asia 9 (+4.5)
Concaf 6 (+2.5)
Oceania 1 (+0.5)
Host 1


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Top 48
Europe 27
S America 8
Asia 3
Africa 6
Concacaf 3
Oceania 1


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This means New Zealand will be in every World Cup Finals from 2026 on.



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007Dale
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If 2014 was a 48 team World Cup the additional 16 teams would be:
Iceland
Sweden
Ukraine
New Zealand
Jamaica
Panama
Senegal
Tunisia
Burkina Faso
South Africa
Venezuela
Uzbekistan
Jordan
Lebanon
Qatar
Oman


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And Scotland will fail to qualify Laugh. There aren't many countries left that have the infrastructure to hold such a large event. The stadiums might exist but what about the extra beds for the fans of those 16 extra teams. As for the proposed split, Asian nations nearly always struggle at World cups. Other than Japan, South Korea and Australia, they do seem to be target practise for most European and South American nations. The 1 place for Oceania just means New Zealand and not much point of an Oceania qualifying competition.


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Surely that is as true today as if the Oceania winners actually could qualify without a play off.



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This means New Zealand will be in every World Cup Finals from 2026 on.

And China.
Infantino says its not about the money but with the biggest TV audience in the world who wants to bet that China may get to host the World Cup ASAP.


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Doesn't look like Uruguay will be hosting the centennial World Cup in 2030.


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I have had a cursory look around, and not surprisingly I have failed to find a **** about the World Cup.
Therefore, I would like to start a list of fellow football people who have also failed to find one.
Starting here......


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I have had a cursory look around, and not surprisingly I have failed to find a **** about the World Cup.
Therefore, I would like to start a list of fellow football people who have also failed to find one.
Starting here......

OK I give up on the missing word. But then, I love the World Cup and have had great fun attending in the past.


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But then, I love the World Cup and have had great fun attending in the past.

Well there's your mistake right there. Enjoying your football? And life in general? Don't be ridiculous...Crazy


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Doesn't look like Uruguay will be hosting the centennial World Cup in 2030.


With 48 teams to accomodate, the number of potential hosts must be rather limited.
Or if joint hosts are found, will each have a bye to the finals?


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