Eto'o said:Do it for us poor people! Those who haven’t had the opportunity, at times, to play at a World Cup. Do it, we support you! I, personally, support you and all of Africa will support you in giving us the opportunity to play at the World Cup.
How so?Not an international fan really but, I think the changes to the euros were for the worst, everyone just had to play for 3 points to get through, led to some seriously boring second and third round games
Hopefully won't be the same here
I think Europe will get more places than that, can't imagine there would be 32 non European spots.It won't make much of a difference to the European qualifying. Most of the extra places are going to Africa and Asia. We will probably only get one or two extra spots so our total places will go from 13-14 to 14-16. They almost certainly won't give Europe more than 16 places as then you would have groups of three with two European teams in it.
No it wasn't.If it ain't broke, don't fix it. The World Cup was fine with 32 teams. The European Championship was terrible and having 24 teams was a contributing factor. A big thumbs down from me.
...and there it is.With 80 matches instead of 64, Fifa forecasts the equivalent of $1 billion extra income at current rates from broadcasting and sponsor deals, plus ticket sales, compared to $5.5 billion revenue forecast for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
So the groups effectively over after the first game if a team loses by that comment?How so?
In Euros third best placed team in a group could qualify.
Third best team here gets knocked out. You lose your first game and you screwed here.