Kind of agree, but technically they're also obviously fine in qualifying tournaments where >2 teams qualify. The World T20 Qualifier for example has a 5th and 6th place playoff because six teams qualify for the World T20.3rd place matches shouldn't exist outside of the Olympics.
Sure but a qualifying tournament isn’t the sameKind of agree, but technically they're also obviously fine in qualifying tournaments where >2 teams qualify. The World T20 Qualifier for example has a 5th and 6th place playoff because six teams qualify for the World T20.
According to this:I have not heard any change to the automatic qualification rule for third place.
The Rugby World Cup used to give automatic qualification to all teams in the top three of the ongoing tournament to the one that would follow it four years later thus making the third place playoff game important, but this was later scrapped after the 1999 edition of the tournament allowing teams outside the top three to automatically qualify depending on their IRB co-efficient in the rankings.
https://www.sport24.co.za/Rugby/RugbyWorldCup2019/frenchman-to-ref-rugby-world-cup-final-20191029Frenchman Jerome Garces has been appointed as referee for Saturday's Rugby World Cup final between South Africa and England in Yokohama.Kick-off is scheduled for 11:00 (SA time).
Garces will be assisted by compatriot Romain Poite and New Zealand's Ben O'Keeffe, with another Kiwi, Ben Skeen, the television match official (TMO).
But on a brighter note, all players in Bok squad fit including Kolbe at this point. Who knows what might happen in those dreaded cricket warm up games...
I read a piece after the England/NZ semi-final where the author was complaining that having a northern hemisphere referee disadvantaged the All Blacks due to different interpretations of some of the rules. The author then went on to say that a southern hemisphere referee would have disadvantaged England for the same reason. He then concluded that these matches should have a neutral referee who didn't originate from northern or southern hemisphere. At this point he lost me, unless he was suggesting that the referee should have come from an equatorial country.