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Re: New World Cup Format
« on: January 11, 2017, 02:37:38 AM »
I think it's great for third tier countries and their fans who only qualify for tournaments once in a blue moon. There was a buzz last summer, not only at the Euros, but back home in Wales and both sides of Ireland, and possibly Hungary @Major Clanger. Teams who always qualify may not understand that lift a country can get during tournaments.
Obviously it's a money thing, but the same countries are going to be in the semi-finals/finals, but with 32 in the knock out stages there are one or two possible upsets.
I can understand English fans reluctance as it could lead to far more Iceland debacles.

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