Asian World Cup Qualifiers Format

shankarshankar 2593 Points
edited August 2011 in World Cup & Qualifiers
the format of wc qualifiers in asia is a just not fit enough for teams in asia to get developed into stronger in the future given the development shown by teams from saff and asean based teams....
how can a teams fortune to play in wc be decided by giving so less chance.....
out of 43 teams that are in afc....only 20 teams get to play more than 2 different and tough teams.....
the rest 23 teams dont get matches and so no exposure so less amount of development...

the format should be say
ROUND 1:-instead of 5 groups of 4 teams in round leg it could be 10 groups divided 4-5 teams in each groups.....this will give all necessary exposure to the lower ranked teams....with top teams of each group and best 2 second finish making to round 2
ROUND 2 :- this round can be of 2 groups of 6 teams or three groups with 4 teams......


this kind of format will give the teams like india to fell that they got all chance to prove ourselves and get an entry to coveted tournament ...rather than feeling dejected for one poor result due to some poor refereeing ......

afc ,we want a format from where we can say that we got all chances...but we just dont deserve to be there......and not a format where we say...given a god chance we might have got something.. <!-- s:pray: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/eusa/pray.gif" alt=":pray:" title="Pray" /><!-- s:pray: -->

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  • archakarchak 2081 Points
    the format of wc qualifiers in asia is a just not fit enough for teams in asia to get developed into stronger in the future given the development shown by teams from saff and asean based teams....
    how can a teams fortune to play in wc be decided by giving so less chance.....
    out of 43 teams that are in afc....only 20 teams get to play more than 2 different and tough teams.....
    the rest 23 teams dont get matches and so no exposure so less amount of development...

    the format should be say
    ROUND 1:-instead of 5 groups of 4 teams in round leg it could be 10 groups divided 4-5 teams in each groups.....this will give all necessary exposure to the lower ranked teams....with top teams of each group and best 2 second finish making to round 2
    ROUND 2 :- this round can be of 2 groups of 6 teams or three groups with 4 teams......


    this kind of format will give the teams like india to fell that they got all chance to prove ourselves and get an entry to coveted tournament ...rather than feeling dejected for one poor result due to some poor refereeing ......

    afc ,we want a format from where we can say that we got all chances...but we just dont deserve to be there......and not a format where we say...given a god chance we might have got something.. <!-- s:pray: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/eusa/pray.gif" alt=":pray:" title="Pray" /><!-- s:pray: -->
    <!-- s:bow-plusone: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/bow/plusone.gif" alt=":bow-plusone:" title="PlusOne" /><!-- s:bow-plusone: -->
    There is a urgent need of change in the qualification and it is better to communicate with rest of Asia in bigsoccer
  • Suraj20Suraj20 129 Points
    Yes I agree with the above comment..
    All the teams should get equal chance and more matches to play.. specially the lower ranks teams.. All fans want to see their national team playing more matches.Many fans want a UEFA format for WCQ i.e the group format..
    But my point of view is different...
    We should understand the standard and level of football in Europe and Asia..Only Asian countries like Japan,Austrailia and South Korea have ability to upset top European nations and South America nations.. And at the most Iran and Uzbek if there hard work get converted into luck..
    The competition in Europe is more than Asia..As we saw Croatia and Russia didnt make it to 2010 FIFA WC and also England fail to qualify for Euro 2008..
    Now lets turn towards the Asia.. There is a lot of gap between the top tier Asian countries and lower tier Asian countries as we saw the results of 2nd Round of Asian WCQ.Some lower tier team lost by the GD of two digit (aggr.).
    So I think AFC should not follow the UEFA format completely as far the level of Asian football is concerned..
    AFC should use UEFA format for U17 WC,U19WC,U21 WC qualifiers so that the youth can get more and more exposure and will help to raise the level of their National team in future..
    Still the Asian countries national league and Federation are unproffessional..
    So AFC and Asian countries has still to do a lot of work to improve the level of football in Asia
    I think AFC is working towards the devolpment as they have ensure many programmes like Vision Asia and etc..
    Hope it works..
    THE FUTURE IS ASIA.
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