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Old October 4, 2017, 07:31 AM
amit1 amit1 is offline
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Originally Posted by Yankees
The reason this petition is useless is because the whole point of reducing the world cup teams was to maximize the number of games India will play (and Indians will watch). That's what happens when a sport is monopolized by one country.

You can ask to increase it 18 or 20, but the questions is: how many games will India play? And if the increased number leads to a longer WC, how many bilaterals will India lose in their calendar because of it?
World cup should be a world cup. 14 teams in 2x7 format means 7 guaranteed matches (6 group stage + expected QF) and 49 total matches, 16 teams in 2x8 format means 8 guaranteed matches (7 group stage + expected QF) and 63 total matches, 18 teams in 3x6 format meand 6 guaranteed matches (5 group stage + expected QF) and 53 total matches

14 team format was massively succesful in 2011 & 2015. 10 team format will be far too long and have lots of dead rubbers and will flop badly in 2019
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