Re: Bye Bye World Cup direct entry..
This is the best thing for Australian soccer, even though it might seem that we are getting stooged again, id rather we have some real competition. However FIFA have made this decision, they also need to take a look at making the chances of an Oceania team qualify for the world cup more fair, the winner of the confederation needs to be able to compete in a confederation that has world cup berths, it is unfair that South America have an excellent qualification system while Australia is made to suffer against the World Football minnows. TheMan you have no idea about Australia soccer, NSL soccer isn’t that bad (have you ever attended a NSL match?), but you can’t compare European football with the Australian Football, its chalk and cheese. Europe invests so much money into these clubs and fans actually attend, everyone in Australia ignores the NSL, if you didn’t ignore it and support it the standard would be much higher and football would be a lot more popular, its your attitude(which many people take) that make football in Australia what it is today.