AFC Nations League?


AFC Nations League?

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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??
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I don't like it BUT if UEFA implement it, it needs to be across the board


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TheSelectFew - 27 Nov 2017 10:29 PM
I don't like it BUT if UEFA implement it, it needs to be across the board

Why don't you like it?

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sokorny - 29 Nov 2017 11:58 AM
TheSelectFew - 27 Nov 2017 10:29 PM

Why don't you like it?

Its a great idea - Conacaf  have approved this  and this will go global  - including Asia- the key is to be in the top 4  - the use of the Sep, Oct & Nov 18 dates is a great idea - this will get rid of friendlies
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Roberts1 - 29 Nov 2017 2:17 PM
sokorny - 29 Nov 2017 11:58 AM

Its a great idea - Conacaf  have approved this  and this will go global  - including Asia- the key is to be in the top 4  - the use of the Sep, Oct & Nov 18 dates is a great idea - this will get rid of friendlies

There is a story out there on Global Nations League  - this will include every nation 
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Imagine getting into the top division of a FIFA League of Nations and having Brazil, England, Italy etc playing away games in Australia for points. Oh boy.

M80.

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sokorny - 29 Nov 2017 11:58 AM
TheSelectFew - 27 Nov 2017 10:29 PM

Why don't you like it?

I just feel like the game is becoming too much about the rich nations rather than the region. It's starting to shun countries that typically arent wealthy. Or at least thats what it seems.


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paladisious - 29 Nov 2017 5:37 PM
Imagine getting into the top division of a FIFA League of Nations and having Brazil, England, Italy etc playing away games in Australia for points. Oh boy.

I thought the 8 teams playing off was going to be in a knockout in one of the 8 countries in each division .

Australia qualifying for the top division by winning the Asian section and hosting the top division knockout comp would basically be the same as hosting the Confeds Cup, so would be the next best thing to a World Cup.
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TheSelectFew - 29 Nov 2017 7:02 PM
sokorny - 29 Nov 2017 11:58 AM

I just feel like the game is becoming too much about the rich nations rather than the region. It's starting to shun countries that typically arent wealthy. Or at least thats what it seems.

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TheSelectFew - 29 Nov 2017 7:02 PM
sokorny - 29 Nov 2017 11:58 AM

I just feel like the game is becoming too much about the rich nations rather than the region. It's starting to shun countries that typically arent wealthy. Or at least thats what it seems.

I think it would benefit the smaller nations more. Some nations in Asia play only a handful of matches each year (if there are no qualifying games some won't play friendlies or they are against club sides instead). Something like this would actually give them a chance to play more frequently and also to get promoted to a higher level (under the current system some of these nations will never get to the final round of qualifiers, but if they were in a group playing competitive games each year they would surely improve more so than current system).

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i am totally for it. get new zealand to join us too so that we would have 48 teams in total. the nations league would be of great benefit for the afc nations
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