What are people's thoughts on the Nations League that UEFA have proposed to replace friendlies (and act as Euro qualifiers to an extent) and would you like something introduced in Asia??
Consider that UEFA nations probably won't be available for friendlies as often in the future, and that CONCACAF is also discussing a Nations League.
I personally think it would be a great idea in Asia (the distance would be the biggest issue). This would especially be great for lower ranked nations and ensuring they get more games and against similar opposition with the potential of promotion (and threat of relegation) ... so not meaningless friendlies or games for stronger teams to simply play to build their confidence (and shatter the lowly ranked teams). I believe some of the smaller nations in Asia play very few games (especially competitive games) too.
I think it would benefit Australia too as we'd face stronger Asian nations mainly and more frequently.
I'd imagine it could double as Asian Cup qualifiers too, and could possibly reduce the length of the World Cup qualification process in the AFC.
As I said I'd imagine the travel would be the killer in Asia though, not sure groups would need to be split by AFC regions too or not (or if a group of 4 then two from west Asia and two from east Asia that way can play two away games not too far apart for the travelling teams).
Do you like the concept of a Nations League in Asia??