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03-04-2013, 01:44 AM
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Originally Posted by canucks2sabres View Post
you totally don't understand the system of each sport. first, there is no auto-qualification in ice hockey of winter olympics, it was banished after Torino, Italy olympic (i guess?) that's why s.korea try to make those moves even though they are the host country.
If the host country doesn't qualify automatically, then we won't be seeing South Korea in 2018. They simply lack the quality, and inviting 35 year old Canadian ECHLers won't change that.

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second, Ice hockey in winter olympic doesn't have the continental distribution which FIFA Worldcup has. so, even though a country make the worldcup, that dosen't mean they are of the 50 teams in the world. we have seen some teams in worldcups which are ranked over 100th fifa rankings.
There is an obvious reason why there are no continental allocations for hockey. It's because the sport lacks parity, which is my argument from the beginning. Unless you would like to see a team from Asia, South America and Africa at the IIHF World Championships. When it comes to soccer, there are 30 teams in Europe only who are good enough to qualify to the FIFA World Cup but not even half of them do, because of their limited spots.

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and, of course it would be 25-0, but if Canada soccer team was to play against Spain tomorrow, they would loss 5-0.
Perhaps, but Canada isn't ranked 28th in the FIFA Rankings. There is no team in the top 30 that would lose 5-0 to Spain.

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