World Cup Analysis: Continent wise break up after the first round!!

@ram_cv (16516)
India
June 27, 2010 5:07am CST
After the first round of matches, the teams have gone down from 32 to 16. Here is the continent wise break up and success ratio: South America: 5 out of 5: 100% record North America: 2 out of 3: 66% record (with Honduras missing out) Asia: 2 out of 4: 50% record (with DPR Korea and Australia missing out) Europe: 6 out of 13: 46% record (with France, Italy, Swiss, Serbia, Slovenia, Greece and Denmark missing out) Africa: 1 out of 5: 20% record (with Algeria, Cameroon, Ivory Coast and South Africa missing out) Looking at this statistics, I think Europe should be reduced at least 3 spots which should be distributed to South America, North America and Asia respectively. What do you say? Cheers! Ram
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27 Jun 10
I know that its the world cup but we do want the best teams in the world competing. Europe has a lot of countries who are good at football and i think that the tournament would suffer if the number of european teams was cut. Why not have a play off between the least succesful European and a country from another continent. That way the better team would take part in the world cup because it played the better football and not because of what continent it was from.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
27 Jun 10
But looking at the performances, quite a few of the powerhouses in Europe seems to have gone back, while other continents seem to be moving forward. I think there should be some dynamic seats based on the previous world cup's performance. That would really spice up things. Cheers! Ram
3 Jul 10
It is strange how the tournament has turned around. After their poor showing it looks like Europe will have at least one team in the final and with Spain and Germany still in the tournament it is not unlikely to have an all European final, I am sure Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay will try and stop that happening.
• India
27 Jun 10
agreed. europe is having more than enough slots. one doubt y is australia included in asia?
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
27 Jun 10
That is the million dollar question. Only in the atlas of FIFA, Australia is a part of Asia. :) Cheers! Ram