Spain should be allowed to progress

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With Spain out this has been one of the worst world cups in modern years. The World Cup is about the biggest teams, small countries like Costa Rica, Bosnia, Chile, Ghana etc. are just there to make the numbers.

I think FIFA should give Spain and England the right to progress, in the spirit of the tournament. Costa Rica should play chile and the winner of that game should progress to the round of 16...

This way everyone wins, and the tournament will be better


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Just wrong.

Sport is about the little guys, the underdogs, the minnows coming out and taking it to the big boys. It's about people excelling themselves and over achievement. It's about the performance on the day, peaking correctly and being prepared.

If you want victory in sport to be reserved for the elites, well, to be honest, I have nothing. It's ridiculous.

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They should do it like at Wimbledon where it makes it easier for the 'seeded' teams to progress.
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Same thing happened in 2010 its football
England actually moved up in rankings because all the big teams went out
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(Original post by john0101)
With Spain out this has been one of the worst world cups in modern years. The World Cup is about the biggest teams, small countries like Costa Rica, Bosnia, Chile, Ghana etc. are just there to make the numbers.

I think FIFA should give Spain and England the right to progress, in the spirit of the tournament. Costa Rica should play chile and the winner of that game should progress to the round of 16...

This way everyone wins, and the tournament will be better


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what would be the point?

the excitement of football is it's unpredictability.
we love to be surprised and amazed by the game.
why else do we root for the underdog?

football essentially is entertainment.
would it be entertaining to see the same thing year after year; to see the best team win every single match?
of course it wouldn't; the world cup, as any cup, is about giving a chance to all the teams in it.

this has been the most entertaining world cup i've ever seen, simply of how shocking and unpredictable it has been.

who predicted iran to hold argentina for 90 minutes, only for messi to score a ridiculous goal in stoppage time?
that is pure entertainment.
that is the world cup.
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(Original post by Autistic Merit)
They should do it like at Wimbledon where it makes it easier for the 'seeded' teams to progress.
This already happens. Unless sarcasm.


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