Brazil could play in European Championship

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Euro 2020 - Report: Brazil could play in European Championship

UEFA president Michel Platini wants to invite non-European teams to compete in the European Championship in the future, a report claims.



source: http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/news/...lay-european-championship-064916858--sow.html
 

kp41

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As the article says, the idea is still in early stages ...

I personally think "guest team" makes sense for South America, because they don't have many teams and qualification rounds there. However, many teams involve in qualification round so "guest team" doesn't make that much sense. On the other side, 2020 euro is a strange experience, so I guess this idea can be added as well.

There's no doubt Euro + Brazil/Argentina will have better quality than the world cup and I guess that's Platini's main goal here.
 

Mandieta6

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Seems like a slap in the face for the teams that are good enough to make the Euro but not the.world cup.
 

yoyo913

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This is silly. If they want to do it, just make the world cup every 2 years.

I like it how it is now. Brazil can play in the Copa America, leave Europe alone.
 

Mus

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The whole 20-20 euro is a farce. Soon they will have teams like EPL vs LA liga vs bunfesliga instead of countries
 

Arnau

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LOL this is ridiculous.... and BTW, clubs should make his own tournament appart from the fucking FIFA/UEFA as soon as possible. An European league with a similar format to NBA.
 

kp41

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Arnau;3561595 said:
LOL this is ridiculous.... and BTW, clubs should make his own tournament appart from the fucking FIFA/UEFA as soon as possible. An European league with a similar format to NBA.

I doubt that ever happen with current load of club/country games ...

However, I would like to see a more competitive champions league or world club cup.
 

kp41

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Haha, some comments in that article are priceless ...

"Imagine this: The winners of this years European championships, Brazil
'Mum is brazil in Europe?'"

WHAT THE HELL I JUST READ???!!!!

Platini and Blatter on a plane.
B: Look, i've handed the 2022 WC to Qatar and i made the whole country happy
P: But i want to give a chance to non-european countries to shine in the european championship, like Brazil, Argentina, maybe some countries from Africa, I'll make these countries happy.
Pilot: I've got two idiots on the plane, If i throw them both out of the plane, I'll make the whole world happy.
 

CarlosDanger

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Lord Mandieta6;3561477 said:
Seems like a slap in the face for the teams that are good enough to make the Euro but not the.world cup.
Not exactly a slap in the face, but definitely a slight. Europe has such depth of good teams that it seems silly to fill out the tournament with teams from another continent.

yoyo913;3561584 said:
This is silly. If they want to do it, just make the world cup every 2 years.

I like it how it is now. Brazil can play in the Copa America, leave Europe alone.
But the whole point is it's not the World Cup. UEFA wants to maintain their power, while FIFA is trying to reduce the influence of Europe on the World Cup. So that's where this idea takes root. And to be honest, with the whole Qatar fiasco, FIFA needs to be brought down a notch and UEFA is probably the only organization strong enough to fight them. It's a shitty situation overall.

Also, the comparison to South America inviting Mexico or Japan to the Copa America is a bit different. Europe is the deepest continent in terms of talent pool and competitive national sides, so inviting out of conference nations to participate seems unnecessary, whereas for South America, it makes sense.


kp40;3561597 said:
However, I would like to see a more competitive champions league or world club cup.
I wouldn't mind seeing a "Euro League" of the best teams from each country, but the logistics would be a nightmare for promotion/relegation and scheduling.
 

4ndr3i

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The Euro was great, before they had the brilliant idea to fuck it up going from 16 to 24 teams. And now this.
 

silvone

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Mind-blowing !!

Btw, the 2038's World cup will take place in South pole.
They're also be few changes to the actual format:
a] 96 qualified teams instead 24
b] Boreal aurora instead floodlight
c] the tournament will be played until one of the following will win the World cup:Congo,Malaesya or Faeroe islands
 

kp41

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Another Platini idea

Platini said he wants 40 teams instead of 32 in world cup.

First, quality > quantity, plz understand you bastard

Second, how this will work?
8 groups of 5, then 1 team won't play in last match, and that kind of unfair ...
10 teams of 4, then how teams will qualify for next round? we need 16 or 32 ...
 

its_slash

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silvone;3565580 said:
Mind-blowing !!

Btw, the 2038's World cup will take place in South pole.
They're also be few changes to the actual format:
a] 96 qualified teams instead 24
b] Boreal aurora instead floodlight
c] the tournament will be played until one of the following will win the World cup:Congo,Malaesya or Faeroe islands

d] Antarctica national team (consisting of local scientists and penguins) qualifies automatically as a host
 


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