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#41 jim_57

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 02:53 AM

Group A - All games played in capital cities of Australia.
Australia, England, 7-8, 11-12

Group B - All games played across NZ
NZ, Fiji, 7-8, 11-12

Group C - All PNG games played in PNG, the rest in northern Australia.
PNG (5), 9-10, 13-14, 15-16

Group D - Played in "regional" and suburban grounds.
6, 9-10, 13-14, 15-16.

Quarters - Played in Gold Coast, Townsville, Newcastle & Wellington.
A1 V B3
B1 V A3
C1 V B2
D1 V A2

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#42 Mumby Magic

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 07:38 AM

For me, we have 29 countries in the world rankings and ALL these should be involved in qualifying. Those that don't qualify should be in an emerging nations tourney with maybe some of the starter countries. The many World cups was a great idea but I felt they were too far away from the actual tournament.


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#43 yipyee

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 10:32 AM

This seems right to me.There are other minnows who could take those two extra spots like Lebanon, Canada, Jamaica and South Africa for example. Having any of those countries (except Canada)would give the WC a bigger geographical spread and make it even more of a WORLD cup.

With hindsight it sounds logical, but i am presuming nobody was expecting the smaller games to be so successful.......Lets remember there are more teams in this world cup than the last! 

 

Countries should prove they are investing in their domestic leagues and the world cup team is a product of this...not the other way round as some suggest!!!

 

Also if countries have to qualify it makes their international matches between world cups more meaningful, and will ensure that they get full turnouts of squad members who just want to play in the big games!



#44 westlondonfan

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 07:12 PM

[quote name="yipyee" post="2838905" timestamp="1384943523"]With hindsight it sounds logical, but i am presuming nobody was expecting the smaller games to be so successful.......Lets remember there are more teams in this world cup than the last! 
 
Countries should prove they are investing in their domestic leagues and the world cup team is a product of this...not the other way round as some suggest!!!
 
Also if countries have to qualify it makes their international matches between world cups more meaningful, and will ensure that they get full turnouts of squad members who just want to play in the big games![
Don't we just want the best World Cup possible? I mean rewarding countries where they are developing local players will not necessarily result in the best teams playing in World Cup?

#45 yipyee

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 09:17 PM


Don't we just want the best World Cup possible? I mean rewarding countries where they are developing local players will not necessarily result in the best teams playing in World Cup?[/quote]

I would sooner watch England vs France, than England vs some English/ aus blokes who have learnt the Scottish anthem and been given a whistle stop tour of Edinburgh! !!

I mean come on pat Richards had earnt about 14 caps before even stepping foot in Ireland!! And that was by chance that a game was held there!! If he felt irish hes had about 7 years to get a 10 pound ryanair flight to Dublin. ...

Canada, Jamaica, South Africa all would have left a far greater legacy, Lebanon also!!!

Edited by yipyee, 21 November 2013 - 09:18 PM.





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