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    Groups of 3 teams? That is beyond insane. What measures are there to stop 2 teams from colluding against another?


    Suarez, Neymar, Messi. SNM. Show No Mercy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingMessi View Post
    Groups of 3 teams? That is beyond insane. What measures are there to stop 2 teams from colluding against another?
    Pk shootouts in the group stage, apparently

    I imagine games will be all defensive, all the smaller teams will want the shootout.

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    The silver lining is that a country with no wins in group stage can't hope to lift the trophy

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    Quote Originally Posted by TornAndFrayed View Post
    The silver lining is that a country with no wins in group stage can't hope to lift the trophy
    :cristina:

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    Quote Originally Posted by TornAndFrayed View Post
    The silver lining is that a country with no wins in group stage can't hope to lift the trophy
    i think that is still possible actually

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yannik View Post
    i think that is still possible actually
    Not if they implement penalty shootouts for groupstages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Origami View Post
    Not if they implement penalty shootouts for groupstages.
    still a terrible idea nonetheless. FIFA apparently hasn't learned form the disgrace of Gijon

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    get hyped for fantastic games like this one


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    Quote Originally Posted by Yannik View Post
    get hyped for fantastic games like this one

    Since that game, FIFA decided that the remaining two games in each group would be played simultaneously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Flaco View Post
    Since that game, FIFA decided that the remaining two games in each group would be played simultaneously.
    Which will be impossible in groups of 3 teams.

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    Perhaps the European Club Association should direct European Clubs to not partake in FIFA's mickey mouse Club World Cup then and actually protest it properly instead of whining about it and doing nothing.

    Empty words are the worst.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonAK View Post
    Perhaps the European Club Association should direct European Clubs to not partake in FIFA's mickey mouse Club World Cup then and actually protest it properly instead of whining about it and doing nothing.

    Empty words are the worst.
    FIFA is the stronger association in football and Infantino is actually the UEFA guy to who ran for FIFA. He knows what European clubs are and how to make them do nothing. He knew that 48 WC will earn him small countries votes
    Never mind that European clubs will benefit from it. Yeah there will be bigger chances of having more players in the world cup but consider few things
    1-50% increase in NT doesn't mean 50% increase in players since Europe NT(rumored to have only 2 or 3 team increase) will be least to benefit and there will be more worse teams. expect just 10% increase from top European clubs/leagues
    2-1/3 of NT will just play 2 games,another 1/3 will play only 3 games,afterwards it is just same number of games. player won't get tired that much more if at all. Just the worst teams with probably least top players plays 2 games in summer.
    3-Bigger WC means smaller group qualifications,less FIFA stops and games during the year.less travel for Africa,Asia,North America and who knows might even be finally able to make SA two groups as they wanted all the way,if they managed to do the last one by 2026 (easier said than done) European clubs win this and it isn't even close.
    4-More NT means more exposure in small "football" countries who are bigger in terms of population & economy,bigger chance for Canada,Indonesia,India,China,Malaysia,Pakistan etc to reach the WC from time to time which mean more popularity and exposure for the game.
    In other wards everyone win from this,all but old school football fans like us.But you know what? We are already football fans and they really don't need to win us to the game,we will continue watching football one way or another and just complain on it on forums or with friends on bars.

    FIFA president was never about football,it was always political situation. That is why I never hated a guy like Sepp that much,yeah FIFA was corrupted with him but it was always that way but just different era were things get more exposed and he missed with the wrong country (USA). But at least football wise he was an old school who tried to keep things simple and don't go crazy with changes he wanted to do while still being able to win the political election. By no mean he was good but I always thought things was never gonna be better after him as people thought.
    Infantino is starting to prove me right,he will win politics but on expense of football even more
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    Van Basten wants to abolish the offside rule.



    He has other suggestions, but this one seems the craziest to me.

    Van Basten:
    "I think it can be very interesting watching a game without offside. Football now is already looking a lot like handball with nine or ten defenders in front of the goal. It's difficult for the opposition to score a goal as it's very difficult to create something in the small pieces of space they give you. So if you play without offside you get more possibilities to score a goal."

    I think it'd be the opposite. Defenders would camp in the box and never leave, to not have the risk of conceding. This would make the game even more defensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaFCB View Post
    Van Basten wants to abolish the offside rule.



    He has other suggestions, but this one seems the craziest to me.

    Van Basten:
    "I think it can be very interesting watching a game without offside. Football now is already looking a lot like handball with nine or ten defenders in front of the goal. It's difficult for the opposition to score a goal as it's very difficult to create something in the small pieces of space they give you. So if you play without offside you get more possibilities to score a goal."

    I think it'd be the opposite. Defenders would camp in the box and never leave, to not have the risk of conceding. This would make the game even more defensive.
    I read his suggestions.

    I have a suggestion for him. Let him have his ideas and invent a new game and then let us know how many people are interested in it.

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    Blatter and his cronies were actually better than these buffoons. That's not a compliment though.