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Yesterday, 12:08   #21
chalga
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in a three team group it is IMPOSSIBLE for all three teams in the group to play their last game at the same time. There'd be about 6 Germany-Algeria 1982 Disgrace of Gijon type games. It's a ridiculous idea.
We know,I already said that we don't know what the results are so cannot predict last game scenarios,there is first and second place to play for,for any teams involved against each other in the event of those being the last games.
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Yesterday, 12:23   #22
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coming in either first or second place is nothing to play for when there is a risk of being totally eliminated from the tournament. There would be a lot of anti-climactical last games.

also who decides which of the 3 teams in the group has to play their last match BEFORE the other two in the group play theirs a few days later? Nobody would want to be in that position. Being one of the two teams that play the final game in the group in a 3 team group is a massive advantage in qualifying.
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coming in either first or second place is nothing to play for when there is a risk of being totally eliminated from the tournament. There would be a lot of anti-climactical last games.

also who decides which of the 3 teams in the group has to play their last match BEFORE the other two in the group play theirs a few days later? Nobody would want to be in that position. Being one of the two teams that play the final game in the group in a 3 team group is a massive advantage in qualifying.
Why do they play for first and second place in the current format of the WC and also in the Champions League then?,if it's no good,scrap it,teams are still being eliminated in this format,as they will be in the new format.
Being one of three teams who will play their final game before 2 others will make that game more competetive for that team,knowing it could be their final game,they will try harder to win,and also even more more determined to win their first game as well because of the knock on consequence of playing again before the other 2 play their last game.
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it doesn't necessarily matter who comes 1st or 2nd of the group. Costa Rica came top of England's group last time, Paraguay came top of their group in 2010. Everybody else would have wanted to play them in the knockout stage if they could regardless. Having to play your final match three days before the other two teams in the group is a huge disadvantage and a position that no team would want to be in.
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Yesterday, 13:04   #25
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it doesn't necessarily matter who comes 1st or 2nd of the group. Costa Rica came top of England's group last time, Paraguay came top of their group in 2010. Everybody else would have wanted to play them in the knockout stage if they could regardless. Having to play your final match three days before the other two teams in the group is a huge disadvantage and a position that no team would want to be in.
Then,like i said,if it doesn't necessarily matter,scrap it now,both in the current format WC and in the CL.Costa Rica coming top is a good advert for more smaller nations to be included,therefore a 48 team WC.It might be a huge disadvantage,you make it into an advantage by winning both your games.

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