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01-27-2013, 10:54 AM
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tobo
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Complaining about "weak" European sides participating in the World Cup, but forgetting to mention rubbish like Nigeria, Cameroon and North Korea qualified in '10. Seriously, a lot more unequal matches are being played at WC than EC. They should get rid of some CONCACAF teams. Why were Costa Rica and Trinidad & Tobago in Germany '06 anyway, or Honduras in South Africa?

And besides, you're so focused on the 2010 edition, but take a look back in time. In 2002, Uruguay, Argentina and Colombia failed to survive the group stage. Only Paraguay and Brazil qualified for the knockout stage. They joined 9 UEFA-teams. In '06 10/16 teams that reached the knockout stage were European.

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Belgium finished 4th in their qualifying group.
Teams change if you didn't know. Back then we must have had one of the youngest and most unexperienced sides of Europe. Couple that with years of clueless management and a rotten atmosphere, no wonder we failed to qualify for any tournament since WC '02. Today we lead in our group and are talentwise on par with the biggest European nations.


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