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Old 09-07-2015, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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right now...

UEFA (Europe) - 54 member countries
AFC (Asia) - 47 members
OFC (Oceania) - 14 members

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My plan...

UEFA - 46 members
AFC - 54 members
OFC - 0 members

-Move Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan to AFC.

-Get rid of Faroe Islands team.

-Get rid of San Marino's team.

-Get rid of Gibraltar's team.

-Get rid of Macau's team.

-Merge all the OFC members (except Papua New Guinea/New Zealand), call them Pacifica and move them to AFC.

-Add Guam and Northern Mariana Islands to Pacifica.

-Get rid of OFC.



Agree or disagree?

Last edited by Davy-040; 09-07-2015 at 05:28 PM..
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Old 09-08-2015, 07:40 AM
 
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Oceania teams will never have a chance to go to the World Cup playing with Asians, except Australia.

One merge I'd like to see is Libertadores cup(conmebol) and Champions cup(concacaf). Only the cups, I don't think merging concacaf and conmebol would be nice
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Old 09-08-2015, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Oceania teams will never have a chance to go to the World Cup playing with Asians.
They might if they merge.
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Old 09-08-2015, 11:04 PM
 
Location: H-town, TX.
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right now...

UEFA (Europe) - 54 member countries
AFC (Asia) - 47 members
OFC (Oceania) - 14 members

----------------------------------------------

My plan...

UEFA - 46 members
AFC - 54 members
OFC - 0 members

-Move Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan to AFC.

-Get rid of Faroe Islands team.

-Get rid of San Marino's team.

-Get rid of Gibraltar's team.

-Get rid of Macau's team.

-Merge all the OFC members (except Papua New Guinea/New Zealand), call them Pacifica and move them to AFC.

-Add Guam and Northern Mariana Islands to Pacifica.

-Get rid of OFC.



Agree or disagree?
Ixnay on getting rid of OFC. I bet costs for two-leggers against Asian teams would just kill them. I'm okay with New Zealand winning that playoff bid and having to face the 4th place in the Hex CONCACAF squad for the WC berth.

All those central Asian squads went to UEFA for better competition, so I won't fault them for that. FC Astana (Kazakh club) is still alive in Champions League and two Azerbaijani and an Albanian (Not on topic, but...say what?) squad are still going in Europa.

Heck, I wouldn't get rid of anyone. Iceland used to stink and they lead Group A in Euro '16 qualifying right now--including a first ever win in Amsterdam last week. I bet the Faeroes will follow suit eventually, since much like Iceland, their club squads are making *some* noise in UEFA club tourneys. Give it time. Gibraltar ain't going away because they just arrived and in spite of Spain's protest, too. Someone has to be last, so you may as well have an enjoyable trip to Andorra or San Marino in the process.
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Old 09-09-2015, 02:50 AM
 
Location: Brisbane
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One thing that is for sure is that playing in the OFC is a joke. It needs to be disbanded somehow.
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Old 09-23-2015, 10:19 PM
 
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The flights would be pretty brutal-- Istanbul to Australia is damn far away, for example.

Pretty bad idea, and why on earth are you giving the axe to teams like the Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, and why are you creating a whole new team called Pacifica?
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Old 09-24-2015, 03:46 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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creating a whole new team called Pacifica?
Not a whole new team but a fusion of teams that already exists

Pacifica =

Solomon Islands
Vanuatu
Tuvalu
New Caledonia
Fiji
Samoa
American Samoa
Niue
Tonga
Cook Islands
French Polynesia
Kiribati

Basically all members of the OFC except Papua New Guinea and New Zealand.
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Old 09-24-2015, 03:47 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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The flights would be pretty brutal-- Istanbul to Australia is damn far away, for example.
There is always the option of splitting the AFC in two, West and East.
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Old 10-08-2015, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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West AFC:

Turkey
Georgia
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Syria
Lebanon
Palestina
Jordan
Saudi Arabia
Yemen
Oman
United Arab Emirates
Qatar
Bahrain
Kuwait
Iraq
Iran
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan
Afghanistan
Pakistan
Maldives

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East AFC:

Sri Lanka
India
Nepal
Bhutan
Bangladesh
Burma
China
Mongolia
North Korea
South Korea
Japan
Taiwan
Hong Kong
Philippines
Vietnam
Laos
Cambodia
Thailand
Malaysia
Singapore
Brunei
Indonesia
Timor-Leste
Papua New Guinea
Australia
New Zealand
Pacifica
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Old 10-12-2015, 08:07 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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I really don't get the idea of getting rid of national teams, unless somehow their facilities or something else fundamental is not up to par.

And fusing CONCACAF and CONMEBOL (or even just their respective club tournaments)?!?! That sounds like a scheduling headache as far as qualifying.
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