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FredRescue
14 Jun 18 16:23
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16 groups of 3.

Top 2 qualify for knock out phase.
Bottom teams go home after playing just 2 matches Laugh .... possibly one in Canada and the other in MExico Crazy

There will inevitably be some very easy groups with a crap team in aswell as some tough groups. Coupled with the fact there will be an additional knock out round this format puts huge emphasis on luck of the draw.

Also with just 3 teams in a group, and 2 teams going through. The last match in each group will inevitably offer chances for carve ups.

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Report Crisp77 June 14, 2018 4:26 PM BST
How about the final? First half in Mexico, Second half in the USA, extra time, penalties and presentation in Canada.
Report mesmerised June 14, 2018 4:26 PM BST
this was well known ages ago
Report houseofpain June 14, 2018 4:57 PM BST
First week will be a bore fest.
Report FredRescue June 14, 2018 5:24 PM BST
Crisp77 14 Jun 18 16:26 Joined: 08 Feb 02 | Topic/replies: 43,276 | Blogger: Crisp77's blog
How about the final? First half in Mexico, Second half in the USA, extra time, penalties and presentation in Canada.


Nah, Canada and Mexico only get a handful of mug matches
Report roache June 14, 2018 9:37 PM BST
Groups of 3 is a complete farce they would have been better just increasing to 40 teams by adding another team to the 8 groups making groups of 5 and although these groups will mean a side already completing there 4 games and sitting out the the final fixture of the group and obviously at a disadvantage the seedings can determine which team completes there 4 fixtures first,this way every nation has a minimum of 4 games and there is still balance to the tournament.
Report Ibrahima Sonko June 14, 2018 9:49 PM BST
Money ruins everything.
Report thelatarps June 14, 2018 9:57 PM BST
Groups of 3 would make better sense if only the top team went through.
The only time groups of 3 have been used was in spain 82. In the second stage. four groups. Including the epic argentina, italy and brazil.
As I recall all went down to the final game, hardly surprising as there would only be 3 fixtures per section.
Report morpteh mackem June 14, 2018 10:03 PM BST
why didn't england ( or gb ) apply again for wc ? or have they realised how corrupt process is,  just given up as waste of time.
Report trilby22 June 14, 2018 10:18 PM BST
I thought England & Scotland (Wales?) were planning a collective bid for 2030 - hence my comment early on the Scotland fred.  Murrayfield & Hampden to be put forward.
Report FredRescue June 15, 2018 9:50 AM BST
trilby22 14 Jun 18 22:18 Joined: 21 Aug 10 | Topic/replies: 19,541 | Blogger: trilby22's blog
I thought England & Scotland (Wales?) were planning a collective bid for 2030 - hence my comment early on the Scotland fred.  Murrayfield & Hampden to be put forward.


Arlene said NO if NI were not in it so May dropped the plan imo
Report FredRescue June 15, 2018 9:51 AM BST
thelatarps 14 Jun 18 21:57 Joined: 13 Jul 02 | Topic/replies: 3,003 | Blogger: thelatarps's blog
Groups of 3 would make better sense if only the top team went through.
The only time groups of 3 have been used was in spain 82. In the second stage. four groups. Including the epic argentina, italy and brazil.
As I recall all went down to the final game, hardly surprising as there would only be 3 fixtures per section.



Could also be a pointless last match for team B and C, if team A wins match 1 and 2.
Report trilby22 June 15, 2018 10:22 AM BST
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jun/14/fa-talks-home-nations-uk-wide-bid-host-2030-world-cup
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https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-cup/2018/06/14/revealed-secret-deal-struck-potential-uk-wide-2030-world-cup/
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Report DIE LINKE June 15, 2018 10:24 AM BST
The UK are struggling to plan for this afternoon, never mind 2030!
Report trilby22 June 15, 2018 10:24 AM BST
The minimum capacity required for World Cup games is 30,000 and Windsor Park can accommodate less than 20,000 spectators.

May will build Arlene a new stadium Wink
Report trilby22 June 15, 2018 10:25 AM BST
Lol, true that Die Linke.
Report trilby22 June 15, 2018 10:28 AM BST
South America had the last one, so Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay can go take a leap with their triple bid Angry
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