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junior55

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And they want to expand WC format to more teams.. Ridiculous.
Calm down lol

Football and sports is about diversity and inclusion. The current format is very fair and gives everyone a chance to participate but of course there will be different levels. That is why the group stage exists.
Its like european teams should not be included in Olympic Marathons just because someone from Kenya always wins.

There are many reasons mostly cultural but also economical and physical that lead the European and South American teams to always prevail in the World Cups , but this doesn't mean that the other continents should not deserve to play xp
 

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And they want to expand WC format to more teams.. Ridiculous.
Completely agree. The expansion of the World Cup - and the talk about making this a bi-annual tournament - are nothing more than a massive cash grab by FIFA. There are never more than ten countries that have a realistic shot at winning the tournament in a given year. Expanding the pool to let countries like Iran serve as sacrificial lambs for the more talented teams is dumb.

That's why I'm trying to truly enjoy this World Cup. This will be the last one ever under the current format, before we move back to this three teams per group nonsense.
 

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Calm down lol

Football and sports is about diversity and inclusion. The current format is very fair and gives everyone a chance to participate but of course there will be different levels. That is why the group stage exists.
Its like european teams should not be included in Olympic Marathons just because someone from Kenya always wins.

There are many reasons mostly cultural but also economical and physical that lead the European and South American teams to always prevail in the World Cups , but this doesn't mean that the other continents should not deserve to play xp
We all know that diversity and inclusion mean shit, money is all that matters. From 32 to 48 teams next WC will drop quality big time.
 

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A world cup isn't just about those who can realistically win the tournament. It's also those whose win is getting there and putting their country on the footballing map.

I am all for expanding it.
 

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Kouyate injured :/
 

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US are doing ok. almost goal there.
 

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ADRossi

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Wtf are these additional times today. Horrible
 

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Bud. no idea, but in 94 Us could get to semies , but they lost to Brazil 0:1. anyways, good luck to Iran as well
 

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Wtf are these additional times today. Horrible
They're adding every second when the game is being stopped, that's what I've heard from commentators. But I don't know how that explains +24 total added minutes in the Iran England game? The concussions maybe?
 

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They're adding every second when the game is being stopped, that's what I've heard from commentators. But I don't know how that explains +24 total added minutes in the Iran England game? The concussions maybe?
Those 10 added minutes made no sense. Maguire needed max 3 minutes to get out.
 

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Expanding the pool to let countries like Iran serve as sacrificial lambs for the more talented teams is dumb.
We had good performance against Spain, Portugal and Argentina in the previous cups.

This world cup, we fired our coach and hired Queiroz just two months ago and we were heavily obsessed with the problems outside the field and football in recent weeks. Not also saying that we lost our main GK at the beginning of the game and used a GK that had no previous experience in a big game.

Even if we decrease the teams to 24, we still qualify from Asia. But I totally disagree with expanding teams to 48.
 

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morons. completely different team from the first half
 
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