Originally Posted by Axl Rose
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The teams next in line for Europe were Ireland, Ukraine, Russia and Bosnia Herzegovina. Decent enough. Obviously some teams will outdo themselves in qualifying, others will have a bad qualifying and look a lot better by the time World Cup comes around - such as Russia possibly.
Personally I think there should definitely be more intercontinental play-offs. You don't need so many sides from Africa etc. to get the whole 'world' element across to the competition. Set a reasonable number of teams to go through from each continent and let the rest play off. You want the best teams playing.
It'd be... interesting. Can just imagine Iran going to play a second leg in DR Congo.
What have Asian teams done? South Korea making the semis in 2002 thanks to some very friendly (read: bent as ****) refereeing decisions & that's it.
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