Will FIFA's expanded World Cup ruin the competition? | The Tylt
Will FIFA's expanded World Cup ruin the competition?
With 48 competitors, get ready for some 7-0 blowouts in the first round. It could be ugly to watch and certainly won't be fun.
Soccer (or football) is one of the most international sports in the world. It unites people across borders. Why shouldn't FIFA expand and be more inclusive? Everyone deserves a shot.
"This change is about money. The World Cup could bring in an extra $640 million with these changes. This modification isn't because the cup needed more quality or anything like that. It's about that green paper that FIFA seems to always crave."
People complaining are only doing so out of selfish reasons. This is all about improving your odds at winning. Expanding the game will widen the competition. That can be a good thing.
"If you’re the United States or Mexico and purely looking out for your self-interest, an expanded World Cup means it will be almost impossible to miss out on qualifying for the tournament, as Mexico nearly did for 2014 and as the U.S. may be on its way to doing for 2018 after losing its first two games in the CONCACAF Hexagonal."