- Aug 3, 2008
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Hull City, Adelaide United, EH
I think that's the issue, other confederations have more qualifying - we have two stages in Asia for the WC for instance. You end up with players missing chunks of the league season and it becomes unfair for teams with players from those confederations. All for people to complain about no football for a weekend (when really there is football, just not league football. And even then there's L1 and L2 and local teams to show support for).Uefa has about 10 qualifying games - plus 2 PO matches for countries who finish second in the group. You could easily fit six of those qualifiers at the end of the season and then limit the international breaks to probably 2 during it. I think logistically it can work for uefa, but for some other confederations it might be harder
A lot of local teams would actually be banking on income from people who would be otherwise going out to watch PL/Championship teams.