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Is it time to scrap international football competitions?

 



London Harrier
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Aug 10, 2016, 1:20 PM

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Thought-provoking piece on the WSC website today, reprinted from the World Cup Human Rights Blog. This paragraph really strikes a chord.

"In football, the movement of players between countries and nationalities has now become so fluid that the concept of a national team has lost much of its meaning. Thanks to the power of modern communications, there are no particular styles of play attributed to individual countries any more. There are no tactical secrets – everyone's reading from the same play-book, which may fluctuate between three, four or five men at the back without raising much excitement either way. Brazil and Cameroon have long been just as results-oriented as Denmark and the US"

Not sure I'd go as far as scraping it, but like the author, I do question the purpose of modern day international football in a world of increasingly blurred identities.


dottirofhod
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Aug 11, 2016, 1:57 AM

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No.



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windydcfc
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Aug 11, 2016, 9:57 AM

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No.

Incisive comment.Laugh



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kirby knitters
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Aug 11, 2016, 10:02 AM

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No.


Barbie
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Aug 11, 2016, 12:15 PM

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Definitely not. Though I could see the attraction for England as a way of avoiding the bi-annual soul searching.


Tykeoldboy
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Aug 11, 2016, 3:13 PM

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Definitely not. Though I could see the attraction for England as a way of avoiding the bi-annual soul searching.


And the bi-annual disappointment the Scoots have to go through after failing to reach yet another finals.



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East Fork Utd
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Aug 18, 2016, 5:36 AM

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I'd say no too. Wales and Iceland didn't shame themselves at the Euros this year. Tahiti may have been way out of its depth in the 2013 Confederations Cup, but what a thrill for their players and fans to see them qualify for a place in the 8-team affair.

The only knock I have on international play is friendlies. Unless they're used to test out new players and cap-tie them, I don't get the point.


Tykeoldboy
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Aug 18, 2016, 2:51 PM

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I'd say no too. Wales and Iceland didn't shame themselves at the Euros this year. Tahiti may have been way out of its depth in the 2013 Confederations Cup, but what a thrill for their players and fans to see them qualify for a place in the 8-team affair.

The only knock I have on international play is friendlies. Unless they're used to test out new players and cap-tie them, I don't get the point.


Most fiendlies will soon be consigned to room 101 with the introduction of the Nations League which starts in 2018.



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scottywalds
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Aug 18, 2016, 7:49 PM

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I'd say no too. Wales and Iceland didn't shame themselves at the Euros this year. Tahiti may have been way out of its depth in the 2013 Confederations Cup, but what a thrill for their players and fans to see them qualify for a place in the 8-team affair.

The only knock I have on international play is friendlies. Unless they're used to test out new players and cap-tie them, I don't get the point.

Friendlies don't 'cap-tie' players.


East Fork Utd
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Aug 19, 2016, 12:18 AM

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Friendlies don't 'cap-tie' players.


Thanks for the info scotty...I did not know that!

 
 


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