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    Less European representation

    Should Europe have less teams in future world cups as gap between European and other sides seems to have diminished..

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    Haha diminished? Really?

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    too many european teams.

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    You think it has diminished? Look at Group G. I would say less teams like Panama and Tunisia as they are crap and bring nothing to the tournament.

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    Yes. They must pay for the European colonial period one way or another.

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    Clearly, extrapolating from Poland to create this thread was a bad idea.

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    Ideas that involve extrapolating from Poland usually are.
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    I think FIFA have the 32 allocated spots between the confederations pretty much spot on.

    I dont think 16 teams from Europe is enough when it goes up to 48 teams.

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    Should it go to 48? 32 seems fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    I think FIFA have the 32 allocated spots between the confederations pretty much spot on.

    I dont think 16 teams from Europe is enough when it goes up to 48 teams.
    Should be one more South American team and one less North American team imo. But yeah it's more or less fair enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratters View Post
    Should it go to 48? 32 seems fine.
    I think if it's 48 there isn't much chance for teams to miss out that may actually genuinely be genuinely world class. There's always a few European teams that warrant a spot in the world cup that miss out. Or teams that randomly have a brain explosion in qualifying and miss out (USA).
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    I think the gap's widened, if anything.

    Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Panama especially have no place in a global tournament. Costa Rica look to have gone backwards too.

    I don't think anyone could realistically argue that Italy, the Netherlands or Chile wouldn't have added more in terms of competitiveness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post

    I don't think anyone could realistically argue that Italy, the Netherlands or Chile wouldn't have added more in terms of competitiveness.
    Yeah, even though Italy and Holland have been crap of late they are far better than many of the non european sides there. Wales would improve the tournament too and all the beaten play off sides from europe.

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