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USAGunner
West Palm Beach
Post #1
Friday June 26, 2015 3:46pm

Joined Jul 2013
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Was just thinking the other day how good would it be to have a Confederations All-Star Round Robin tournament every 4 years?

Maybe have it in the Winter Months. over 2-3 weeks.
Every Confederation plays the other confederation once. 4 games each Team (combine AFC and OFC). Give them a week of practice.

Potential Starting XI:
Conmebol - GK - Bravo, LB - Rojo, CB - Silva/Godin, RB - Alves, Mid - Mascherano/Rodriguez/Sanchez, FW - Neymar/Saurez/Messi (Barca's front 3...).

UEFA - GK - Neuer, LB - Alba, CB - Pique/Kolscielny, RB - Ivanovic, RM - Bale, CM - Kroos/Pogba, LM - Ronaldo, FW - Ibrahimovic/Muller

CAF - GK - Enyeama, LB - Rahman, CB - Benatia/N'Koulou, RB - Aurier, LB - Asamoah, CM - Mbia/Toure, RM - Gervinho, FW - Bony/Aubemeyang

Concacaf - GK - Navas, LB - Diaz, CB - Moreno/Brooks, RB - Johnson, LM - Dempsey, CM - Bradley/Guardado, RM - Najar, FW - Chicharito/Campbell

AFC/OFC - GK - Al-Habsi, LB - Nagatomo, CB - DelaGarza/Yoshia, RB - Uchida, LM - Troisi, CM - Jedinak/Kagawa, RM - Honda, FW - Okazaki/Cahil

Which team you got?

As good as the attacking punch is for Conmebol, the UEFA is more balanced (and has a LOT of depth in the midfield, could easily play with a 4-5-1. CAF is also pretty good. I'd rank them like this

1A - Conmebol (that trio with Sanchez and Rodriguez is amazing)
1B - UEFA

3 - CAF
4 - Concacaf

5- AFC/OFC
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MSantoine
Post #2
Friday June 26, 2015 4:01pm

Joined Nov 2012
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We already cant get the players to care about the club world cup. Id doubt theyd want to infringe on their winter break for more glorified friendlies.

There's more of a chance to see what UEFA is trying to do and create International leagues so instead of friendlies they are "meaningful" matches. You have tiers so UEFAs tiers would be like:
tier 1- France, Spain, Italy, England, Germany, Portugal, Netherlands, Belgium
tier 2- Russia, Sweden, Romania, Norway, Wales, Ireland, Greece, Switzerland.
tier 3- Iceland, Austria, Czech, Serbia, Montenegro, Ukraine, Slovenia, Slovakia, etc.

CONMEBOL & CONCACAF would have to combine, AFC & CAF could combine or stay seperate. Every two years you'd have pro/rel between tiers so our americas league would start with something like:
tier 1- USA, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Uruguay, Costa Rica.
tier 2- Paraguay, Ecuador, Venezuela, Honduras, Panama, Jamaica, Canada, Peru
tier 3- Bolivia, T&T, El Salvador, Guatemala, Belize, Cuba, A&B, Haiti
tier 4 & 5 rest of Central America/Carribean islands.

Start after a world cup then in summer the 2nd year (2016) youd relegate 1-2 teams in each tier. Then youd have two years to play 14 friendlies ( We played 15 from summer 2012 until world cup). Downside is no more euro clubs for friendlies. Upside is it strengths your region. Teams would take it seriously as you want ot be playing Brazil, USA, Argentina, etc and not Belize, Cuba, Haiti for the attendance/tc money

USAGunner
West Palm Beach
Post #3
Friday June 26, 2015 5:12pm

Joined Jul 2013
Total Posts: 1,322
Oh don't get me wrong there is zero chance that a Confederations All-Star thing happens. Wasn't about that. Just a hypothetical (that will never happen, and probably never even get talked about).

I was just posting it to see what kind of teams each confederation would pop out. Would be interesting to see.
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skangles
DC
Post #4
Friday June 26, 2015 10:06pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,391
Original post from MSantoine

We already cant get the players to care about the club world cup. Id doubt theyd want to infringe on their winter break for more glorified friendlies.

There's more of a chance to see what UEFA is trying to do and create International leagues so instead of friendlies they are "meaningful" matches. You have tiers so UEFAs tiers would be like:
tier 1- France, Spain, Italy, England, Germany, Portugal, Netherlands, Belgium
tier 2- Russia, Sweden, Romania, Norway, Wales, Ireland, Greece, Switzerland.
tier 3- Iceland, Austria, Czech, Serbia, Montenegro, Ukraine, Slovenia, Slovakia, etc.

CONMEBOL & CONCACAF would have to combine, AFC & CAF could combine or stay seperate. Every two years you'd have pro/rel between tiers so our americas league would start with something like:
tier 1- USA, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Uruguay, Costa Rica.
tier 2- Paraguay, Ecuador, Venezuela, Honduras, Panama, Jamaica, Canada, Peru
tier 3- Bolivia, T&T, El Salvador, Guatemala, Belize, Cuba, A&B, Haiti
tier 4 & 5 rest of Central America/Carribean islands.

Start after a world cup then in summer the 2nd year (2016) youd relegate 1-2 teams in each tier. Then youd have two years to play 14 friendlies ( We played 15 from summer 2012 until world cup). Downside is no more euro clubs for friendlies. Upside is it strengths your region. Teams would take it seriously as you want ot be playing Brazil, USA, Argentina, etc and not Belize, Cuba, Haiti for the attendance/tc money


It would be interesting to follow but why would Conmebol ever consider doing this? The five south american teams in the lower tiers would fight it like hell and I don't think the US, Mexico and Costa Rica would be viewed as an improvement in conpetition to the five South American teams in tier 1 but facing them would require way more travel. I could only see a conmebol / concacaf league working if it included all conmebol teams.

Know Nothing
Post #5
Friday June 26, 2015 11:40pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,475
The only equitable way to create a team would be fan voting...otherwise selection would be a pissing contest and everyone would pack up an go home.

Though not as interesting, a Co_ed World Cup would be more feasible. Limit the men to age 33 or older (or some proximity) and set roster requirements to 3 or 4 women on the field at all times.

Live490
Texas
Post #6
Saturday June 27, 2015 2:02am

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 1,138
Throw in Vela for concacaf and we would have a shot.


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