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It is almost exactly as illogical and anachronistic as the reason the USA lets people carry guns BUT IT'S MY RIGHT AND YOU CAN'T TAKE MY RIGHTS AWAY FROM ME...[/sarcasm]PKMKII wrote:Why exactly do they let Wales, Scotland (Northern Ireland?[yes, NI too]) have world cup teams, instead of just one UK team?
England competing in the World Cup pre-dates FIFA. The first World Cup competition was for the Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy, which was competed for in 1909 and 1911. England (in the shape of West Auckland FC) won the 1909 competition, and successfully defended it in 1911. The FIFA World Cup didn't start until 1930.PKMKII wrote:I get why the various British nations want separate teams; I was asking why FIFA lets them do it.
PKMKII wrote:Why exactly do they let Wales, Scotland (Northern Ireland?) have world cup teams, instead of just one UK team?
black bart wrote:Told you South Africa are rubbish...Saracens beat them last night!!!
(Mind you Saracens did have 9 South African players!)
Mae hen wlad fy nhadau yn annwyl i mi,
Gwlad beirdd a chantorion, enwogion o fri...
Roughly translated as:
3-0, 3-0, 3-0, 3-0 etc etc
Roy Hunter wrote:(I say impose, because despite their protestations to the contrary, the politics of international football is like 15th century Italy or something, but with more backstabbing and double dealing going on.)
This is not going down well in my house. My wife is a huge Thierry Henry fan (she used to be a regular at Highbury, when she was at Uni in London), but she is also Irish. Fortunately, she can't find a way to blame me for it.
PKMKII wrote:daftbeaker wrote:Not a particularly big deal, I refer you to the slightly more famous event. If the referee or linesmen don't see it then things just happen. Another good argument for video replays though.
Yeah, but you have to find a way to make sure it doesn't get abused. (American) football used to have unlimited, penalty-free video reviews, and it made the games take forever. Now they have a coach's challenge; the coach may challenge the call and ask for a review, but if it turns out that the call on the field was correct, his team gets a time out taken away.
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