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Post by BarrileteCosmico on Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:51 pm

http://www.espnfc.com/fifa-world-cup/story/2971707/fifa-council-rather-positive-toward-48-team-world-cup-gianni-infantino

48 countries Laughing

Well at least Argentina will not miss out now

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Post by CBarca on Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:53 pm

football is going down the drain

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Post by Nishankly on Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:54 pm

48?

I hate it, But anything for 2034. GET IN
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Post by El Gunner on Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:59 pm

nooooooooooo

I didn't read the article. But 48 just sounds bad, bottomline. The current format is peach, why change that.

So what are the probable benefits and reasons behind this?

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Post by RealGunner on Sat Oct 15, 2016 12:05 am

I, for one, welcome Botswana vs Lesotho (:
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Post by Firenze on Sat Oct 15, 2016 12:33 am

not sure the lads from san marino will be able to get time off from work hmm
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Post by The Demon of Carthage on Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:00 am

As opposed to Infantino, I truly think this would dilute the tournament. Not to mention that 16 teams would have to fly home after just one match.

Assuming the expansion goes through, Tunisia will be eliminated before their plane has the time to cool off.

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Post by breva on Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:01 am

24 teams produced, in many people's opinions, the finest World Cup ever, in 1982. With 2 group stages it resulted in Italy, Brazil and Argentina being drawn together in one of the second groups. And West Germany, England and Spain (the hosts) in another of the second groups. Most matches were important and exciting.
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Post by breva on Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:05 am

@The Demon of Carthage wrote:As opposed to Infantino, I truly think this would dilute the tournament. Not to mention that 16 teams would have to fly home after just one match.

Assuming the expansion goes through, Tunisia will be eliminated before their plane has the time to cool off.


Many years ago I attended the American Cooperative School of Tunis, not far from where I lived, in Carthage.
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Post by The Demon of Carthage on Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:19 am

Where did you live in Carthage if I may ask?

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Post by breva on Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:40 am

@The Demon of Carthage wrote:Where did you live in Carthage if I may ask?


In the villa next to the U.S. Ambassador's residence at the time. The Cathedral (St. Louis) was on the hill behind us. I think it is a museum now. I could walk to the beach in 5 minutes max.
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Post by The Demon of Carthage on Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:02 am

I know exactly where you used to live, breva. Looks like we were neighbors. My parents' house is in "Carthage Présidence" near the presidential palace.

It's really cool to have had a GL member living within a mile-radius from me.

I hope you enjoyed your stay and that it won't be the last time you come to Tunisia.

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Post by breva on Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:09 am

I loved living in Tunisia. It's a wonderful country that not many people know about. Of course, I only learned a little Tunisian Arabic as most people in Carthage spoke French which is the language I used to communicate with Tunisian kids. There was also a big Italian community, and I also speak Italian.
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Post by The Demon of Carthage on Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:17 am

@breva wrote:I loved living in Tunisia. It's a wonderful country that not many people know about. Of course, I only learned a little Tunisian Arabic as most people in Carthage spoke French which is the language I used to communicate with Tunisian kids. There was also a big Italian community, and I also speak Italian.

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Post by Hapless_Hans on Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:56 am

So you're actually from Tunisia, Demon? Nice.

Here I was thinking you were simply into some kind of fantasy role playing with an ancient Roman theme Razz

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Post by Art Morte on Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:13 am

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Post by The Demon of Carthage on Sat Oct 15, 2016 12:15 pm

@Hapless_Hans wrote:Here I was thinking you were simply into some kind of fantasy role playing with an ancient Roman theme Razz

haha I wish  Laughing

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Post by BarrileteCosmico on Sat Oct 15, 2016 3:06 pm

@RealGunner wrote:I, for one, welcome Botswana vs Lesotho (:


Swaziland vs Lesotho must actually be a derby hmm

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Post by Hapless_Hans on Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:36 pm

@BarrileteCosmico wrote:
@RealGunner wrote:I, for one, welcome Botswana vs Lesotho (:


Swaziland vs Lesotho must actually be a derby hmm


Kosovo vs Montenegro, or Kurdistan vs Mountain-Karabakh. Chechnya vs Dagestan while we're at it.

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Post by RealGunner on Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:37 pm

Think one of my dads is from Montain-Karabakh
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Post by Hapless_Hans on Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:39 pm

They have a team in EL but they're playing in exile in Baku I think

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Post by Harmonica on Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:40 pm

Fakenaldo type of fake "money media" slowly but surely destroying football. Uefa qualifications are already a joke.

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Post by breva on Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:55 pm

@RealGunner wrote:Think one of my dads is from Montain-Karabakh


How many dads do you have?
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Post by Lucifer on Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:57 pm

getting into technicalities smh
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Post by terrance511 on Sat Oct 15, 2016 6:13 pm

i liked 1 of the post in this thread.


best decision ever.


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