World Cup 2018/2022 Decision


#381

We need to tear down the temple that is FIFA. Football needs a beacon, a man who has saved football in his own country, and is now willing to commit himself to saving the gobal game. The worlds game. The peoples sport.

We need someone to pave the way, football needs a prophet. Footballs needs


#382

Off to the people who look slow thread.


#383

We owe Platini for fixing it that we got to the euros.


#384

Tj Ryan


#385

Gianni Infantino is the new top dog at FIFA.


#386

Unreal. A good Italian and a good roman catholic


#387

Sounds like a medieval Italian saint.


#388

Is he not Swiss?


#389

He is. Ethnic Italian though


#390

So World cup 2026 will have 48 teams :cry:. 16 groups of 3, initially with I suppose 2 from each going through? If they did that there wouldn’t actually be a whole pile of extra games as long as there wasn’t a second group stage


#391

think its 1 team going through

great news for Ireland, dare I say Mr Delaney pushed for this


#392

42 teams…16 groups of 3 ???


#393

Its 48 teams I think, not 42


#394

What he said.


#395

#396

More Asian teams, what could go wrong?


#397

Two teams going through.


#398

Diluting the competition further. It’ll just mean the group stage will be a total non event now. Similar to the expansion of the champions league where it’s not worth a shite until the knock out stage. It’ll help Ireland alright, but fuck it, I’d prefer if they were able to qualify by being a good side rather than getting in by being slightly above average of shit European teams.


#399

Stupid format. It’ll lead to an amount of dead rubbers and teams playing to get a convenient result that will suit them both in the last group game.


#400

Can’t play for a convenient result. There will be no draws. There will be penalty shoot outs in the event of a tie.