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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 15 Jun 18 8.55am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by kenbarr

I feel Europe is over-represented right now. Thirteen plus the host country is three too many. This is the World Cup, not the European Invitational. Oceania is not represented at all and deserves one place. Africa and Asia deserve better representation as well. CONMEBOL could get another place as long as they take the three Guyanese (Guyana, Surinam and whatever they call the French one) into their confederation. Ten out of 32 qualifiers is plenty for Europe.

I think that is the nub of the issue. Is the world cup a competition of the best teams in the world in which case Europe is under represented. Or should the WC have representatives from all corners of the earth.

My view is improve the quality of the lesser teams as this will strengthen the WC not dilute it.

 


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View Mr Fenandes's Profile Mr Fenandes Flag 15 Jun 18 9.42am Send a Private Message to Mr Fenandes Add Mr Fenandes as a friend

So if three CONCACAF nations have been given auto-qualification, how many other places will be given to the North and Central Americas? Canada would never qualify and even the US couldn't make it this time around, falling below Panama so why should they get three auto-qualified spots when they are clearly not good enough?

Also seems so dumb with the US hosting it so recently to have it again, especially as WC's only come every 4 years.

48 teams, wonder if Scotland still fail to qualify.

 

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Originally posted by Mr Fenandes

So if three CONCACAF nations have been given auto-qualification, how many other places will be given to the North and Central Americas? Canada would never qualify and even the US couldn't make it this time around, falling below Panama so why should they get three auto-qualified spots when they are clearly not good enough?

Also seems so dumb with the US hosting it so recently to have it again, especially as WC's only come every 4 years.

48 teams, wonder if Scotland still fail to qualify.

According to Infantino, in the 48 team scenario CONCACAF will have 6 countries qualifying with another two potential spots through play offs. It is possible under this that the three hosts will participate in the qualifiers and if one doesn't qualify it will go into the play offs. Since Mexico is virtually certain to qualify outright and the USA would also make it, that leaves Canada to be in a play off. As it stands under the present 32 country system, the final qualifying round consists of 6 countries, with the top 3 qualifying and a fourth going into the play offs, so in the 48 team system those six (Mexico, USA, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama and Trinidad & Tobago) would have all qualified.

 


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View Mr Fenandes's Profile Mr Fenandes Flag 15 Jun 18 10.23am Send a Private Message to Mr Fenandes Add Mr Fenandes as a friend

In that case, why not sack off qualifying and run the whole thing like the Champions League? Everyone in at the start (with byes to the "top 48" nations) a few rounds of eliminators and then on to the group stage > knockout.

 

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Originally posted by Direwolf

How will the Mexicans get across the border?

With passports and tourist visas. the way they should

 


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