Very well known Exeweb poster
- Feb 11, 2005
- In RaWZ we trust....Amen.
FarceThe next World Cup will have 48 teams competing. Up from 32 who were in Qatar.
4 teams in 12 groups is the first stage. There was a thought of 3 teams in 16 groups. FIFA rationale behind the huge expansion is more money can be made(no doubt to line more pockets at the top)
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Yep..I did wonder why there were no venues on the East Coast.I don't think the image in the OP was quite right. It should be:
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the new format is farcical and driven purely by greed. The Qatar tournament from a purely football perspective was wonderful and the fact that some giants of the game didn't qualify is a good thing and keeps quality high.