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Old September 26 2008, 09:37 AM   #814
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Re: (UEFA) Football Thread - Football not Soccer

The European Championships to expand from 16 finalists to 24.

Whilst this is good from an England/home nations POV, it does somewhat devalue the whole qualifying format. Any half decent team will now coast to qualification making the whole process less competitive. The next step will probably be the top 24 nations just deciding to cut everyone else adrift and scrapping qualification completely!

I see that the French FA are also pitching a 'six nations' tournament, featuring France, England, Germany, Italy, Holland and Spain. Sounds interesting, and a good foil and justification for England not entering the Celtic Cup.
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