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    Default 32-team World Cup Format

    This is why many people think Eurobasket is a better tournament than World Cup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodrigue Beaubois View Post
    This is why many people think Eurobasket is a better tournament than World Cup.
    It used to be. Now they have started watering down that tournament as well. That’s why Olympics 12 team tournament is the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodrigue Beaubois View Post
    This is why many people think Eurobasket is a better tournament than World Cup.
    This 32 teams system is stupid. Make it 24 and cut 6 teams out of Africa/Asia and 2 out of Americas/Europe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrRager View Post
    This 32 teams system is stupid. Make it 24 and cut 6 teams out of Africa/Asia and 2 out of Americas/Europe.
    Absolutely. I can even live with 16. These lower quality teams have their continental tournaments and really don’t belong on the world stage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by usagre View Post
    Absolutely. I can even live with 16. These lower quality teams have their continental tournaments and really don’t belong on the world stage.
    Unfortunatelly, that is not going to happen. 24 was a good number, because with 16 you had a number of good European teams that would regularly miss the tournament. With 24, you had everything: all the medal contenders present, and a couple of exotic teams. But this is ridiculous, there will be so many blowouts during the first round.
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    Some teams are disaster quality. Half of games are for avoid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodrigue Beaubois View Post
    Unfortunatelly, that is not going to happen. 24 was a good number, because with 16 you had a number of good European teams that would regularly miss the tournament. With 24, you had everything: all the medal contenders present, and a couple of exotic teams. But this is ridiculous, there will be so many blowouts during the first round.
    This is the result of FIBA trying to popularize basketball worldwide, in countries where basketball is less popular/of the lower level., while undermining the popularity in the countries where basketball is on a higher level/more popular. That's what they done to the qualifiers and now are doing to the WC. It's gonna bite FIBA in the ass eventually.

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    Well of course this was gonna be the case.32 teams are a lot even for football let alone basketball where the disparity is even bigger.But it seems to be a trend in every competition.The more the better the more money.In UEFA european championship it has come to a point where half the continent qualifies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon_Koncak View Post
    Well of course this was gonna be the case.32 teams are a lot even for football let alone basketball where the disparity is even bigger.But it seems to be a trend in every competition.The more the better the more money.In UEFA european championship it has come to a point where half the continent qualifies.
    UEFA at least has enough class to make that and keep competition competitive enough


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mindozas View Post
    UEFA at least has enough class to make that and keep competition competitive enough
    no.Last euro was an embarassement with a ton of crappy teams like N.Ireland,Hungary,Albania that had no place there otherwise.But the nature of soccer as a sport makes for some more competitive if low quality games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon_Koncak View Post
    no.Last euro was an embarassement with a ton of crappy teams like N.Ireland,Hungary,Albania that had no place there otherwise.But the nature of soccer as a sport makes for some more competitive if low quality games.
    It wasn't an embarassement as this FIBA World Cup is getting, not even close


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    Best 10 Europe countries,best 6 American,5 assian/okean,best 3 african countries

    That would be real world cup tournament,now like 60% of first round games are unwatchable because huge level diffrence.

    Round 2 where real games starts + couple good groups in first round.But watch how Serbia or Italy beating somebody literally by 50 is not fun at all,it's like football world cup game would end in 8-0.

    Sport without drama element looses everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JGX View Post
    I say expand it to 48 teams next time.
    If you do that you better have the mercy rule as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JGX View Post
    Blatche one turnover short of a triple-double.

    We already have the Olympics as a serious tournament for the elite teams, there's no point in having a second tournament with the same teams. The WC is enjoyable as a fun festival of basketball that provides some fresh matchups and gives a taste of the world stage to teams that can't qualify for the Olympics, like the Philippines or Cote d'Ivoire or Canada. I say expand it to 48 teams next time.
    Why not just make it like the Eurobasket where teams are divided into Division A or B. Whoever does well in Division B gets promoted to A and vice versa.
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    You don't have to be Serbia or Italy, some random European teams like Ukraine, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Georgia, Sweden...would own this group.

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    Whats with all the moaning That come back from Puerto Rico was sweet. Russia - Nigeria was tight game to with some nice plays and thanks to Russia i won a hundred quid hehe
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    Quote Originally Posted by interxavierxxx View Post
    Why not just make it like the Eurobasket where teams are divided into Division A or B. Whoever does well in Division B gets promoted to A and vice versa.

    Because they want every continent represented. If you do it the way you suggested, Asia and likely Africa would not be represented in Division A, and some even having a hard time making Division B. There are several european nations who didnt make this tournament, but would likely beat every asian team.

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    Who was thought Philipines,Angola or Korea wouldnt be tough for watching .I disagree half of games are for avoid two 2/3 two thirds game are for avoid.That is logical ,there are not 25 national teams with at correct quality .For example,Venezuela is bearing for watching ,they have some talent,but physicially they miss stength and height and discipline .If was 24 teams ,Venezuela would be amonst 5 worst, and we could say its ok .Thus ,almost half teams are with low quality ,they are watching even when play with somebody which is good for watching ,especially than .So,in fact,with second groups quality of tournament start with correct quality .

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    You can't really compare Soccer and Basketball in terms of competitive scores. There's no way to park the bus in Basketball and just go full defensive without trying to attack. If you're inferior the score will reflect that.

    The one good thing about the new format is first round ends faster.
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    Ofc that 32 teams are too much for every sport except soccer. And qualification system was disaster.

    But seems that WC is well organised and attendance is really good.

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