Fox exploring potential 2018 soccer tournament for countries out of WC

Discussion in 'EtcetEra' started by gutshot, Nov 14, 2017 at 7:06 PM.

  1. gutshot

    gutshot Member Original Poster

    #1
    http://www.goal.com/en-us/news/sour...iminary-talks-about/di0w1q5w7rwk1jo3u3o6rc3md

    Some of the countries missing the World Cup include the US, Netherlands, Italy, Chile, Ghana, Wales. You could definitely make a quality tournament out of those squads plus a few more. What do you think, Soccer-Era?
     
  2. DecoReturns

    DecoReturns Member

    #2
    I don't think players want to waste their time on this.

    Please don't do this
     
  3. Bandage

    Bandage Member

    #3
    Ah, the classic "Losers Bracket".
     
  4. funky

    funky Member

    #4
    This seems just awkward and sad.
     
  5. Smurf

    Smurf Member

    #5
    I would watch it.
     
  6. Irnbru

    Irnbru Member

    #6
    [​IMG] In tournament form
     
  7. cdyhybrid

    cdyhybrid Member

    #7
  8. Einchy

    Einchy Member

    #8
    The most depressing tournament in human history.
     
  9. shira

    shira Community Resetter Member

    #9
    They should do this for NFL, NHL, NBA, and MLB.

    All the non-qualified teams just play in the loser playoffs.
     
  10. fallingedge

    fallingedge Member

    #10
    The NIT of the soccer world.
     
  11. Snake Eater

    Snake Eater Member

    #11
    I’m sure Italy would be so honored to participate in such a tournament considering their rich history
     
  12. El Bombastico

    El Bombastico Member

    #12
    I'm in only if they call it the Loser's Cup.

    Oh and don't let the Dutch in, cause screw those jerks.
     
  13. Escalario

    Escalario Member

    #13
    The
    [​IMG]

    of soccer championships.
     
  14. #14
    Only if they can convince Pippo to come out of retirement.
     
  15. Litan

    Litan Member

    #15
    Who would watch this? And how many players would actually want to be involved in such a thing?
     
  16. Kyougar

    Kyougar Member

    #16
    Do they stop every 5 minutes for advertising?
     
  17. Gonzalez

    Gonzalez Member

    #17
    Europa for international teams.
     
  18. Vctor182

    Vctor182 Member

    #18
  19. norealmx

    norealmx Member

    #19
    "We will make our own world cup, with slots and hookers".

    Hey, if they organize the entire thing in Vegas, it could be!
     
  20. ChrisR

    ChrisR Member

    #20
    I'd probably watch more of this than the world cup if it's in the US just because of the time zone differences. Do an 8 team setup or something, two groups of 4 for a total of 15 matches.
     
  21. KennyLoggins

    KennyLoggins Member

    #21
    Put a lowercase L in FlFA World Cup and nobody will notice a difference.

    Genius.
     
  22. krioto

    krioto Member

    #22
    this is a terrible idea
     
  23. Igniz12

    Igniz12 Member

    #23
    Tournoi de Fox.
     
  24. TheExecutive

    TheExecutive Member

    #24
    Browns would still be last.
     
  25. Sanox

    Sanox Member

    #25
    A world cup to determine the best of the worst.

    Lmao
     
  26. Mugsy

    Mugsy Member

    #26
  27. #27
    also the the game is played with 3 balls on the pitch at once to increase the number of goals scored so people don't get bored
     
  28. Dishwalla

    Dishwalla Member

    #28
    lol they have to try and recoup some of their lost money, classic.
     
  29. Vidal

    Vidal Member

    #29
    Would FIFA even allow a tournament like this near the World Cup?
     
  30. #30
    We shall call it the Precup. Unexpected, unwanted, and ultimately disappointing.
     
  31. Debiddo

    Debiddo Member

    #31
    FIFA Loser's Confederations Cup. A classic!
     
  32. ShyMel

    ShyMel Member

    #32
  33. Ariashadow

    Ariashadow Member

    #33
    winning that thing would be the saddest thing lmao
     
  34. Jean Valjean

    Jean Valjean Member

    #34
    This is an awesome idea.
     
  35. NihonTiger

    NihonTiger Member

    #35
    a.k.a. We spent a ton of money on World Cup rights for THIS?!?!
     
  36. norm9

    norm9 Member

    #36
    Do a soccer version of the Lingerie Bowl.
     
  37. #37
    To be fair the teams already have enough Ls.
     
  38. #38
    Who the hell will watch that, the WC would take up all the views
     
  39. Grym

    Grym Member

    #39
    That's generally Fox's thing ;)
     
  40. NihonTiger

    NihonTiger Member

    #40
    Also:

    Fox: "Hey, come join our other tournament!"

    FIFA: "We'll suspend your asses indefinitely if you so much as look at that tournament the wrong way."
     
  41. #41
    Maybe the US should just kick Cascadia out of the 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup. Italy can replace Padania and the Netherlands can replace Ellan Vannin.

    I'm kind of okay with the idea of sitting out Qatar.
     
  42. ibyea

    ibyea Member

    #42
    But who is going to give a crap?
     
  43. Imp the Dimp

    Imp the Dimp Member

    #43
    Lol, let go
     
  44. Debiddo

    Debiddo Member

    #44
    I'm sure FIFA could see the benefits... Wouldn't be hard to persuade them.

    [​IMG]
    "A second World Cup you say?"

    Knowing England's luck, they'd agree to it and grant us the hosting rights during Qatar 2022 because that's just the FIFA thing to do.
     
  45. SgtCobra

    SgtCobra Member

    #45
    And the Dutch team still won't qualify! Hup Holland hup.
     
  46. poklane

    poklane Member

    #46
    Not interested. All countries competing would look pathetic for participating in a tournament which is just for losers and players wouldn't give a crap because nothing is on the line. Players would just say they're injured, and the players participating would never go the full 100% (both these things already happen with friendlies all the time). Besides, I don't think countries can force clubs to give up their players outside the official FIFA calendar, but don't quote me on that.
     
  47. Brotherhood93

    Brotherhood93 Member

    #47
    Honestly, this just seems like the USA being sore losers and desperately wanting to be part of the conversation. You weren't good enough this time, get over it. Top players are very unlikely to want to give up their only time off all year to play in a friendly tournament. Nobody is going to care if it's held at the same time as the World Cup either. I'd be shocked if anything comes of this or you'll end up with a bunch of B sides with players who'd otherwise never get to play for their country.
     
  48. Fergie

    Fergie Member

    #48
    I wouldn't say no to more football. But WC will take priority if they're running in similar times.
     
  49. Ahhthe90s

    Ahhthe90s Member

    #49
    Who asked for this?

    Anything to make money, jesus.
     
  50. Jezabel

    Jezabel Member

    #50
    The whole US soccer association needs an overhaul not a Sad losers tournament