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January 10, 2017, 07:53:55 PM
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Redartin


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January 10, 2017, 07:58:32 PM
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Major Clanger


Even though we might benefit from it, I think it's an awful idea. 32 was more than enough, the tournament was very straightforward too.
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January 10, 2017, 08:20:42 PM
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Would this not also stretch the resources of the host country, putting the possibility even further out of reach for countries that are not either a global super power or rich oil barons? x
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January 10, 2017, 09:03:55 PM
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£££££££££££££££££

No doubt the 16 groups of 3 will be seeded/fixed so the bigger countries are pretty much guaranteed a place in the next round. Looking forward to enthralling groups such as Brazil, Uzbekistan and Tahiti

January 10, 2017, 10:27:09 PM
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Macca77


It's a fucking stupid idea, Fifa is stupid, the people in charge are cunts

January 10, 2017, 11:42:37 PM
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cantoffee


It's awful.

Obviously this helps Canada potentially qualify but I still think it's a load of old shite. All about money, way too many teams now.


January 10, 2017, 11:57:20 PM
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£££££££££££££££££

No doubt the 16 groups of 3 will be seeded/fixed so the bigger countries are pretty much guaranteed a place in the next round. Looking forward to enthralling groups such as Brazil, Uzbekistan and Tahiti

But if England were drawn in that group they'd make a pigs ear of it
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January 11, 2017, 12:04:05 AM
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£££££££££££££££££

No doubt the 16 groups of 3 will be seeded/fixed so the bigger countries are pretty much guaranteed a place in the next round. Looking forward to enthralling groups such as Brazil, Uzbekistan and Tahiti

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January 11, 2017, 12:20:58 AM
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Scotland will still fuck it up.

January 11, 2017, 01:12:43 AM
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ally2


The best teams will just rest their best players. There'll end up being some clumsy beef cake from St Kitts whose claim to fame will be that he 'did' Neymar.

January 11, 2017, 01:14:23 AM
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Also they haven't agreed the format yet. They just agreed to expand the number of teams. So now there will another course of meetings where they all sit down and go "right so how is this going to work then?"!

January 11, 2017, 01:21:19 AM
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Bob Sacamano


I'm into it. Love it when the smaller sides are made up to be mixing it up with the usual lot of drama queens. Highlight of 2016 was the gobs on the England players/fans when Iceland did them.

January 11, 2017, 01:23:13 AM
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16 extra teams is probably another 180 stickers added to the already expensive to complete Panini album.

Won't someone think of the sticker collectors!
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January 11, 2017, 01:24:17 AM
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Bob Sacamano


... and it's unlikely that we won't see any decent games out of it. Talking about a few goat farmers having the time of their lives playing in a tourney is going to ruin it is bollocks.

January 11, 2017, 02:37:38 AM
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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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