Originally Posted by NUFAN
Can't you just make it the top 2 teams from each group and have a semi final? Seriously the 4th placed team in the group of 6 isn't that special an achievement.
Thing is, there are plenty of good teams.
Some good team in one group may miss out by one vote when it would have deserved to go ahead. By having four teams qualifying from each group, we are minimizing the scope for a good team getting eliminated when it would have deserved to go through the next round.