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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old April 21st, 2007, 22:33 Thread Starter
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No more dual hosts for the Euro

Congratualations to Poland and Ukraine for winning the Euro 2012 bid....... but having 2 hosts, which means 2 automatic qualifiers, hurts the chanes for Israel or other countries that are soo close to qualfying already in a competition that is harder to qualify for than the World Cup.

I don't care if 2,3 or 10 countries host, but i do care if 2 countries automatically qualify. I hate it for Euro 2008 and I hate it for 2012. The 2 countries should play each other to see who gets automatic qualification while the loser will have to go through the full qualification process.

Who's with me?

...and no I dont want the Euro to expand to 24 teams because 16 teams makes it special.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old April 22nd, 2007, 00:09
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If Euro Expanded to 24 teams than we would have a better chance, no?

I do miss having easy groups. The last few groups which we had were hard

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old April 22nd, 2007, 17:20
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i'd prefer not to have 24 teams and keep it to 16 like ags says but i also prefer having only one country host this tournament, i don't believe that we should have 2 countries hosting it. I understand its Europe and their trying to show to everyone tha tmoving from one country to another is no big deal, open borders, bla bla bla. I still want one team to host it and if there are 2 teams then like ags says, make the teams play one another and fight for the automatic spot.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old April 22nd, 2007, 18:58
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It will be more difficult to have 1 country host it..
Lack of hotels, fields and fan infrasturcture will hurt them....

but on that note....
i can smell a Euro 20__ in Israel sometime shortly
seriously.......... Your gonna have it in France or in Germany again?!?! Come on?

Maybe Spain..i dunno..

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old April 23rd, 2007, 01:08
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From what I understand Germany was able to host the world cup on its own and did a great job int erms of hotels, fields, etc. Don't see a reason why we can't have one country host one tournament.
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us us us us us us...
im not talking about us all the time...

there is also them..them as small micro states or states with less than 20 million people.

Romania, Bulgaria, Estonia, Denmark, Latvia, Hungary and a few others would not be able to host such a large tournament...

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old April 23rd, 2007, 23:57
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It is better to keep the tournament with 16 teams, it gives a bigger charm to the competition. But i agree, one host would be better and more fair. Austria for example would have a lot of difficulties to qualify for the Euro with their current NT.
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